Photographer's Note

This is part of the Eden Project in Cornwall. Here's what has to say about it: 'Opened in March 2001, the Eden Project consists of two enormous greenhouses built into a 50-metre- (164ft) deep claypit overlooking St Austell Bay in Cornwall. It was conceived by one man, former music producer Tim Smit, who raised millions of pounds in grants to create the world’s largest greenhouse. His aim was to bring plants, grown from seeds and cuttings in nurseries, research stations and botanical gardens around the globe, to a central location, in order to promote environmental awareness and enable visitors to understand ‘the vital relationship between plants, people and resources’. The most impressive of the two giant domes is the Humid Tropics Biome, which, at 200m (549ft) long, 100m (274ft) wide and 47m (129ft) high, could house the Tower of London. Its humid interior is filled with towering plants from the tropics, including balsa teak and mahogany, and there is also a Malaysian stilt house and garden as an example of how one culture uses its natural resources to survive. The second dome, the Warm Temperate Biome, contains plants from California, the Mediterranean and South Africa, such as lemon groves and olive trees. Visitors follow a path around the biomes, stopping to hear talks and sketches on the plants and learn about their uses from interactive displays; for those with a particular interest, there are themed trails, such as plants and medicine and plants and sport. Outside, 10 hectares (25 acres) of landscaped rockeries and gardens provide the setting for various events, including puppet shows and storytelling for children'.
Indeed, it is an amazing place. On this particular day, I was there because there was a Womad concert featuring many great world musicians being held there. A great setting for such fantastic music.

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