We were in Devon and Cornwall after Halsway, and somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time is the Eden Project. In particular I wanted to see the biomes – two large climate controlled zones made from geodesic dome sections, built in an old clay pit.
Both biomes were excellent, though I took far fewer photos in the mediterranean zone, probably because the plants were more familiar.
The rainforest biome has high level walkways as well as the ground, and even has a few exotic birds. The hibiscus flowers are beautiful.
The dome structure is fascinating: two sheets of strong polymer (ETFE) blown into a shallow bubble in each structural hexagon. You can see the pipes that keep them inflated.
Lots of water in the rainforest biome.
View from the research hut window.
A good size waterfall in the forest.
View from the walkway.
Wobbly bridge walkway.
Some artificial cloud by the bridge!
Mediterranean domes from the rainforest domes.
Some tikis by a polynesian hut.
I loved it. Very glad to have made the visit.