Thursday, November 26, 2009

farewell to the bloedel conservatory


have you heard?
the bloedel conservatory at queen elizabeth park is soon to be no more.

home to over five hundred tropical plant species, this futuristic architectural treasure has crowned little mountain for forty years.

i will add it is the only geodesic dome in the city (to my knowledge) that has cracked and broken under the weight of a foolish relative of mine. as a teen he decided unsuccessfully to climb the exterior, only to crash through the roof, releasing rare tropical birds and breaking a leg, his adventure culminating in countless hours of community service as penance.
there is no pride here, only a strange nostalgia.

find a petition to save the conservatory here.


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