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The Eden Project

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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 07:55 PM
Hey ATS, came across some info on the Eden Project located in Cornwall in the UK and thought I would share because I have never seen it posted before. This place is truly amazing and I would love to be able to visit the site some day to check things out.

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, including the world's largest greenhouse.[1][2] Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 2 kilometres (1.25 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.

The complex is dominated by two gigantic enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house plant species from around the world. Each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.

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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:22 PM
i have never heard of this before!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALERTING ME TO SOMETHING SO COOL ! :-D

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:38 PM
That really is amazing. Thank you for sharing that.

Pauly Shore eat your heart out!

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 07:04 AM
This is truly an amazing place. I live about 10 minutes away from here too lol

Nice to see Cornwall mentioned on the forum, never crossed my mind to post about it in here.


posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:41 AM
This is how everyone should live, in thier own little bio dome.
Plant some fruits and veggies(& ganja) and chill.
And if you wanted, your neighbors can connect domes and widen the community, then just keep connecting with other ppls domes....
man the world would be a great place if this were our domestication.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:44 AM
this place is truly amazing and even better in person.
i went there a few years ago and it really feels like your in a tropical forest with all the humidity and crazy plants all over the place

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by TV_Nation

How cool is that????? I love it!! Thanks for sharing.
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:01 AM
Lets find an open window panel and throw a huge party!!!

Just kidding, Wow that place looks amazing, I wish we had one in the US to go visit, that would be so awesome! Thanks for sharing

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:10 AM
Those are amazing pictures!! I had never heard of this, thanks for sharing! S&F

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:12 AM
I'd rather have a day out there than in some theme park!

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:12 PM
Its the only place in the UK that totally runs itself with geo-thermal energy, im going there with the Mrs on the 26 of this month.... can't wait

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:22 PM
I bet there's no GMO in there. Looks like a good way to protect the gene pool of plants from the poison they are spreading - along with the seed bank in Norway, this would go a long way to ensuring little loss if the planet is somehow sterilized.

Then again... If that happened, the domes probably wouldn't survive. But who knows.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:34 PM
This is amazing...

I can't believe I never heard of this before...

It's peace on earth.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:38 PM
Off topic, maybe but not entirely.
The Flaming Lips will be performing at the Eden project in June.
Would be an awesome place for a gig, but they top it by playin Jodrell bank next

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:47 PM
Since 2002 the Eden Project has also been used as a major live music venue.

Previous artists include;

Doves, Mumford and Sons, Audio Bullys, Zero 7, Al Murray, Paolo Nutini, Kasabian, The Hours, Razorlight, The Maccabees, Paul Weller, Florence and the Machine, Oasis, The Kooks, Ladyhawke, The Verve, The Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, Kaiser Chiefs, Peter Gabriel, James Morrison, Rufus Wainwright, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Pet Shop Boys, Muse, Basement Jaxx, Keane, Live8 Africa Calling hosted by Peter Gabriel

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:30 PM
Holy hell, this place looks amazing!

I'd really like a place like this near where I live ;_;

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:35 PM
That place looks awesome. S+F

It reminds me of the movie "Bio-Dome"

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