Friday, June 22, 2007

The Climatron

Bits of the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden have been on a few of my earlier posts. This shot gives a better view of the whole structure. It is an ingenious building. In 1976, some association of architects named it as one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in United States history. It is 175 feet/53 meters in diameter and 71 feet/21 meters high. Inside is a reproduction of a tropical rain forest.

Yeah, that's the same pool and Chihuly glass gumdrops as in the other pix.

TOMORROW: How about some architecture in black and white?

7 comments:

magiceye said...

wow that is intersting, colorful and beautiful!

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and leaving your comment, though you thought it was Anu's blog!

isabella said...

Love the reflection of the dome - makes it a full circle!

I don't think this photo would have the same impact in B&W - you need to see Chihuly brilliant colors to appreciate it fully...

Anonymous said...

The dome is nice.

I am back from my self-imposed vacation.

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Brookville Daily Photo

kalyan said...

A beautifully captured shot!

ps said...

I am an absolute chihuly fan! I really like the calm feeling in the photo despite all the different elements in it.

Angela said...

love this shot! Beautiful refelction and those dots of colors make it very special

Sally said...

Certainly interesting architectural feature.
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