impressions of day 1

We are overwhelmed by the sheer sensory overflow of day one at Eden. It is (expectedly) difficult to even only get a hint of the function and inner workings of an organisms as Eden Project just by glancing over parts of its behaviour.
So many sub-organisms, so many activities and structures and sub-structures interlocking at one place at the same time.

sighting of a mechanical elephant
sighting of a mechanical elephant

In the evening we remember…

… being transported by a space shuttle ([engine starting] “Shuttle to Land train service, asking permission to leave VC” [mumble] “roger, copy that” [shuttle taking off])

hanging of the first polaroid
hanging of the first polaroid

… lab sokoban

recording the organism that is Eden Project in its moment of exhaling
recording the organism that is Eden Project in its moment of exhaling

… Helen the gardener that discussed a Cynoglossum with Bob the gardener. The Cynoglossum is in the same family as the forget-me-not and has fluffy looking seeds that stick like hook-and-loop tape.

soft border, hard border
soft border, hard border

… apple trees and blackberries

… Collins microscopy of a dead mosquito found on the lab floor after clearing off some boxes: mites chewing away at the wings:

trogoderma variable larvae on a mosquito photographed by Collin Moyle
trogoderma variable larvae on a mosquito photographed by Collin Moyle

… Adam, the Narrator of Eden and his life

… overly cutified office dogs, that the butterfly flower is invasive and that there is such a thing as a plant pathologist, fathers kicking the carousels their children are spinning on

periphery
periphery

… really good food served by a friendly spanish-speaking women and a cashiers girl shy about not knowing what to answer to our questions

on-site polaroid self-development
on-site polaroid self-development

… old and young worker offering us directions to VB and suggesting to take the bus