Monday, 11 March 2019
More Flavour of Cornwall's Eden Project - 14 Photos
The day was confused and couldn't make up its mind whether to be sunny or rainy. But we had planned to go to Cornwall's Eden Project so that's what we did. All seemed well at first.
But then it rained, it poured down and not another person in sight. So we headed for the biomes.
The Rain Forest biome was pretty steamy and my camera misted up as soon as I tried to take any photos.
In the biome there was, however, the photo by Sebastiai Salgado (as below). It was there to make a point about the uncontacted people of the world. To quote:
"The uncontacted Awa People, of the Amazon Rainforest, are particularly vulnerable. Like all uncontactable tribal peoples they could be wiped out by violent loggers who steal their land and resources, and from diseases like flu and measles to which they have no resistance."
The orchids I tried to photograph gave off a pink mist - and my lens kept steaming up ...
... so we moved in to the, Mediterranean biome.
Lots of colour and a pleasant temperature inside.
I snapped a few flowers and ...
Several birds reside inside the biome and I managed to get quite close to the little fellow below - he seemed quite friendly.
We left the biomes and wandered round the gardens and finally the wild section.
It was time to leave as the dark clouds were rolling in again and we had quite a walk to the car.
Like many tourist attractions nowadays you have to exit by going through their shop. Somehow I managed to resist the Cornish cider!
Also see: A Flavour of Cornwall's Eden Project - 15 Photos
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