This was a flower arrangement at some function or other. Quite an impressive flower arrangement of vibrant unusual, for me, flowers.
I spent a lot of time photographing nature and would often get Dominicans do a double take and ask me where I had seen such and such a flower thinking it was foreign and exotic. I would get a surprised look when I told them it was in their own back yard.
People really have to learn to appreciate what is around them.