Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The dome of the sky

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I'm reminded of that verse from the Rubaiyat, "And that inverted bowl we call the sky,/ Whereunder crawling cooped we live and die,/ Lift not thy hands to it for help,/ For it rolls on impotently, as thou or I." A glass sky -- glass dome. Marvelous "vanishing-point" perspective, and such color saturation. In fact, it's the Madagascar house at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens! The shot was easy to capture ... if you don't count the panting and perspiring! It's HOT and HUMID in there ... the plants love it. Every life form inside is from equatorial Africa. Photo by Mel, 2009.

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