As we’re all stuck at home for the moment, I thought it would be nice to take some virtual tours of lovely places. It might lift our spirits momentarily, and give you some ideas of new places to visit when we are free to wander once more. It’s no secret that the Eden Project is one of my favourite places. I try and make an annual pilgrimage there. Our most recent visit was in February; some of these images are from October 2019.
The Eden Project is home to three different biomes. The Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome are housed within the iconic ‘bubble’ domes. The outside planting is the third, temperate biome. Art and sculpture are woven into the very fabric of Eden. There’s also the Core – a purpose-built educational building. It’s home to some outstanding exhibits, including Infinity Blue:
Infinity Blue was unveiled in May 2018. It’s nearly 9 metres tall, weighs 20 tonnes and blows out smoke rings. It’s designed to pays homage to cyanobacteria, some of the world’s smallest living beings. It’s very popular with children, who love trying to catch/swat the rings, which emerge in a cyclical pattern that builds to a vapour crescendo and then ebbs away to something more sedate.
The Mediterranean Biome
The Outdoor Biome
The Rainforest Biome
The Eden Project is completely closed during Lockdown, including its online shop. The Eden Project is more than a tourist attraction, it’s also an educational charity. If you can, please consider making a donation to help them continue their charitable work.