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The Core, Eden Project, Cornwall
The education building at Cornwall's Eden Project, inspired by the shape of the head of a sunflower. It is used for exhibitions, films and children's workshops.


It has been dubbed the Core and is the new 15m education building at Cornwall's Eden Project - a curious, plant-like building, all timber twists, steel turns and copper tines, or prickles
At its own core, open to the sky, a giant seed pod whittled down from 157 tonnes of Cornish granite, etched with spirals by the sculptor Peter Randall Page, is designed to act as the visual generator of the building's bravura structure.

This winds, gyres and spirals in a great spectacle around and above visitors' heads.

Its design, inspired by the plant "architecture" of sunflower heads, follows the famous mathematical sequence, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and so on, discovered by Leonardo da Pisa, and called Fibonacci, in the 13th century. This is better known today as a plotting device in Dan Brown's bestseller The Da Vinci Code.

I was drawn to the reflection of the wood in the pond..........
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Feb 23 2009 17:34 GMT sini
Great shot with the reflection!:)
Feb 23 2009 17:56 GMT Midworlder PRO
Simple things ... simple minds ... lol ... just kidding :)
Feb 23 2009 18:28 GMT senna3
Fantastic image!
Feb 23 2009 21:50 GMT MargNZ
Amazing facility .. great photo :-)
Feb 23 2009 22:02 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Sini :)
Feb 23 2009 22:03 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thank you Roger........heehee
Feb 23 2009 22:03 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thank you Senna :)
Feb 23 2009 22:03 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thank you Margaret
Feb 23 2009 22:14 GMT fawn
Beautiful capture!
Feb 23 2009 22:17 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thank you Fawn :)
Feb 23 2009 22:18 GMT zamo
love this capture,it's like a space ship has crash landed
Feb 23 2009 22:24 GMT irajsalarvand
great.....
Feb 23 2009 22:28 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Zamo - yes! I hadn't thought of that!
Feb 23 2009 22:28 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thank you irajslarvand
Feb 24 2009 04:14 GMT larrybenedict
I would like to see this myself. It's a ;nice photo.
Feb 24 2009 06:47 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Great place, fine shot!
Feb 24 2009 13:10 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Larry & Wildspirit
Feb 24 2009 13:11 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Rob - hope you enjoy it!
Feb 24 2009 13:49 GMT losp
Fantastic education building & beautiful little pond under
soft, warm sunlight .. Admirable composition & capture !
Feb 24 2009 14:13 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks losp :)
Feb 24 2009 15:56 GMT martini957
interesting and cool reflection
Feb 25 2009 14:27 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Martini957
Mar 01 2009 03:03 GMT Studio88
Interesting Architecture - Nice Colors ;-))
Mar 01 2009 16:35 GMT pamelamcnamara
Thanks Studio88

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