A fool and her camera are easily parted…

How can anyone visit such an astonishing tourist attraction as the Eden Project and not take their camera? Especially when it’s a sunny day and the flowers are a rainbow and I just think I’m in heaven…. Oh well, if I must leave my camera in the tent back at the campsite where we’re staying, then I guess I’ll have to take it on the chin…

From the Rainforest Biome (the huge greenhouse-type structures that resemble almost inflated golf balls) to the Mediterranean Biome, from the education centre to the amazing beds of plants for dyes, medicinal plants, vegetables, herbs, decorative flowers to the word art, sculptures such as the WEE Man (made out of electrical junk) or the famous Driftwood Horse, this is the place for me, even though I’ve been banging on about the environment for more than thirty years, and the strip of destroyed forest that illustrates what’s happening at an alarming rate to forest in Indonesia has me close to tears.

I’m just in time to climb up to survey the canopy from the wobbly viewing point in the Rainforest in 34° before it closes for H & S reasons (too hot). There’s something for everyone here, children, older people…and really good disabled access, too. I have it on good authority, that the live gigs are fantastic, so might be worth checking out: http://www.edenproject.com/sessions/

This place is intelligently put together as well as being really beautiful, and importantly, as my brain seems to be situated in my stomach these days, some yummy eateries… This may sound like an advert but it’s a really inspiring place, so I’d more than recommend a visit. Oh, and don’t forget your camera…

Addendum: fortunately A.N.Other has a camera on his phone, just to give you a flavour…

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