Friday, 13 July 2012

Devon and Cornwall Day 3

On Tuesday we left Shaldon to drive to Cornwall. What was intended to be a scenic drive over Dartmoor became a drive though rain mist and fog to the Eden Project. The view from the car just after Lostwithiel on the road to St Austell.

The white structure to the left of the picture is the stage, in the centre is the 50m high Rainforest Biome, to the right is the Mediterranean and at the top is the blanket of cloud which settled on Eden. clouds.

We went first into the Rainforest Biome. At the top of the photo is their latest addition - The Rainforest Lookout, which takes you above the treetops but had a waiting time of an hour so we didn't bother.

A stream with waterfalls runs through the Biome.

Exotic but I haven't a clue what it is.

Everything now appears fully grown - different to our last vist 10 years ago.


The Eden Bakery between the Biomes

The Mediterranean Biome - not so spectacular but still interesting.

Sculpture by Falmouth based artist, Tim Shaw, based on the legend of Dionysus, the Greek god of the vines (the Roman Bacchus). In the Work Dionysus is depicted by Tim as a Bull, surrounded by Maenads - his followers, dancing ecstatically through the vines.

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