In Britain, there is a tradition of throwing coins into a pond and making a wish – does this tradition exist anywhere else? – so I’m not sure why I was surprised to see this at the Eden Project today.
I wonder what the people who threw those coins were wishing for: more money, an end to the devastation of the rain forests (which would be topical considering we were in a biome which simulated one), or less commercialism at what might be a sincere project but which I personally found somewhat underwhelming.
Notwithstanding, there was a pleasure in some of the sights and inevitably I learned a fact or two. Sadly, not the names of all the plants I liked but in any case below is a snapshot of the domes which are synonymous with the Eden Project – from both within and without.