Garden Glow

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rP6V9zv/A The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis goes all out during the Christmas season with lights, sound and displays. This is a display of lights synchronized to Christmas music with the Climatron in the background. Much of the background music is from the movie “Home Alone” which sets a very memorable Christmas scene.

Blue Dome

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-ZRd5dcM/A Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron always makes an interesting subject and this side path makes it look like it is on another planet.┬áThe Climatron is a greenhouse enclosed in a geodesic dome that is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Initiated by then Garden director Frits W. Went, the dome is theContinue reading “Blue Dome”

The Climatron

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-M9cGm8s/A Built in 1960, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron is an a very remarkable architectural structure. Used as a tropical greenhouse, it is a geodesic dome with no structural support inside. Floating in the reflecting pool are Chihuly glass objects. Chihuly had a display of his artwork in the Gardens and after the show, theseContinue reading “The Climatron”