Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's A Climatron?

Climatron In Snow 3-26-11

It sounds like it it could be the name of the heating and cooling system in a 1972 Buick (available at Ralph Spoilsport Motors). Actually, it's a big geodesic dome, now 50 years old, in the Missouri Botanical Garden that contains a variety of microclimates, from cool and dry to damp tropics, and a huge variety of plants.

This picture taken in the snow last weekend makes me think of the bottom of the ocean, a hemispherical shelter for air breathers, surrounded by coral.

Things are looking up at Downtown St. Louis 365 today.

AT&T Building And Crane


Olivier said...

il est tres beau sous la neige, i ressemble au dome que l'on imaginait sur la lune dans les livres de SF des annees 1960

cieldequimper said...

Hard to go scuba diving there though.

I might just order some snow for the end of August.

U "R" Us AKA Captain Crowe said...

These shots are all great. Perfect to go out in the BG to capture the frosting. I'm hoping we've seen the last of snow up in these parts!

Virginia said...

Oh you have more. I agree...under the sea! :)