While walking down a garden trail I saw from a distance a great beehive, the largest one I’d ever seen. ‘Those bees were surely clever to have made such a home,’ I thought.
‘Highly unlikely,’ I realized as I drew nearer for it indeed was huge and made of wooden blocks.
‘Perhaps a home to bats or birds?’
But as I approached I realized that too was unlikely as it was not soiled as one might suppose it should be if birds or bats lived in it.
‘Then what is it?’ I asked myself again.
A work of art the sign said.
Built from the salvaged wood of old grain elevators from Eastern Washington, “it is a catenary dome, 10 feet in diameter by 13’ 6” high. When curved walls are built from square cut timber, wedge-shaped voids appear where the boards meet. Daggers of light split the dark space within, rising to the apex in a tightening spiral.”
At Bellevue Botanical Garden, for this week’s photo challenge: Unlikely
I love that! Making art with discard grain elevators!
Thanks John! It certainly was a surprise to see it on the trail. Must look wonderful on the inside! 🙂
A lovely structure, and a surprise indeed. Very nice, Susanne.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete. It was a surprise to see it on the trail. 🙂
No, I didn’t guess correctly and like you would love to see from the inside out especially with the sun out 🙂
Thanks for your comment Carol. I saw pictures online of the interior and it looks beautiful with the spiral light patterns. 🙂
You are welcome, Susanne I will check it out I am sure it looks awesome 🙂
Fascinating. So how does one get inside to see the pretty lights?
There was a small door on the side and I’m wondering if it will be open for specific events for the public to look inside. I’m assuming that’s what the date & time on the sign meant though it didn’t say so specifically. I couldn’t find anything online to address that but I may call the Garden to find out. I’d love to see it inside. You can get an idea in this link https://news.wsu.edu/2015/01/13/night-blooming-featured-at-bellevue-arts-museum/
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