Tulips are fabulous flowers. They have rich and enlightening history. In some sense tulips are associated with wealth and power.
The Black Tulip is the title of the book
by Alexandre Dumas, the author of ageless The Three Musketeers.
The story rounding about competition to grow the Black Tulip.
It was textbook economical boom and bust around idea of what value is.
Tulips are obviously very pretty but obviously one can live without.
But during Tulip mania in price of tulips reach the sky and later
fall to relatively nothing. It was one of the first speculation
bubble around trivial thing that has only subjective value.
The very dark tulip on the picture did grow in Cambridge, Massachusetts just near two story building as normal garden flower. In circumstances of The Black Tulip book this flower could be contender for enormous prize.
May. 2, 2018; 09:24 EST