Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Eden Project in Cornwall - Part 4

This is the fourth and the last of the series.  Hopefully I will get to go again one day.  I do have other photos to share but I will use them at random in future posts.



You may recognize these flowers from my other post here.


A sculpture of a Buffalo made up of what looked like twigs...


and I do like how they have used that old chair and table as decorative planters.





You can see a very nice slide show of more photographs if you go to this link.  There is also more information, such as that  those individual frames are covered with thermoplastic called ETFE, which is a type of plastic (a petroleum product). It is recyclable, light and durable and if it rips there is also an ETFE tape that can be put over the rip, so that a panel does not have to be replaced.  It is also cheaper, lighter and safer than glass.  


Trying out that very interestingly curved bench and catching some rays.  A fitting conclusion to my post I think.


You can click on each link to go to my other posts at Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

24 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

A truly beautiful place. Not certain about that bench though... I like a straight back.

Cloudia said...

Those domes are clever and should be used more!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well that does look like an interesting bench although it does not look comfortable and I am sure it would not help a bad back but the gardens areso beautiful. Thanks for sharing the last 4 post on this wonderful place.

Diana Engela said...

Although living so far away (South Africa)I have read a lot about the Eden Project, and thoroughly enjoyed reading, and looking at your blog! The photos are stunning, I was particularly intrigued with the buffalo!We have a wall in our study with photos of parents, siblings, and my husband and I as children. I think my favourites are my maternal grandparents wedding pic, and my paternal grandparents with my father at 9 months old!I shall definitely follow your blog with interest, I happened upon it whilst idling scrolling through 'next blog'! Best wishes Diana Engela (am going straight to publish, hope it works!)

Lowcarb team member said...

I've enjoyed reading all about The Eden Project and will definitely try to get their next year! It's good to have a plan don't you think?

Isn't it amazing what you can use for planters i.e. that old chair and table.

Hope you have a happy Sunday.

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love the pretty flowers and the buffalo sculpture is cool. The planters do look different and unique. I think the curved bench looks a little uncomfortable, maybe that is just me though. Thanks for the tour, have a happy day!

Möwe von der Insel said...

These are all just beautiful Denise!
Love the flowers, the grown on furniture
(that looks really good!)and that weird
bench. I guess that's the most uncomfortable
bench I've ever seen :))

Have a beautiful Sunday Denise!
Möwe

Sandra said...

that must be a viewing of the dome. very interesting about the plastic it is made from. i thought it was glass. i am thinking plastic is cooler than glass and also protects the plants from sun beaming through glass, which can start a fire. it is and amazing project.

Linda said...

Beautiful. :)

orvokki said...

Lovely. lazy benches :)
This place is so beautiful and wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

Karen S. said...

This is just one fabulous place!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting place. I could get into that bench.

gigihawaii said...

Interesting info about using tape to repair the plastic dome.
That bench looks so uncomfortable and not for me. Lol.

Lois Evensen said...

What a pretty and FUN place! :)

Robert Bennett said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Now you've given me homework. I have to figure out where you are/were and go there!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! The last time I was in Cornwall England was when I was 6 years old with me mum and dad . My mum lived there for a bit and my Auntie did to . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Rose said...

I love that buffalo and wonder how people ever do these things out twigs or driftwood. And every time I am at a junk store I look at old chairs trying to picture it with a planter sitting on it. I love this one and the other planter.

Stephanie said...

I think I would lay down on that bench to be more comfortable. It is certainly a unique bench. A beautiful place indeed. Love that buffalo sculpture.

Mascha said...

Great! I would like to visit it too.
Thanks for sharing

Kay said...

That is a very interesting bench. Is that Gregg? What a gorgeous place.

Roy Norris said...

A really interesting series of images on the Eden Project Denise, apart from the "Horizontal Types".{:))

William Kendall said...

The buffalo sculpture really stands out for me!

Linda Gross said...

That is a fasinating place. I am sorry about your ankles. I hope you are back to normal!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are both fun and beautiful, some fun!!!