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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Danielle
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8/3/2011 8:51:09 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is in Scotland. It's a garden inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping on themes such as Black Holes and Fractals. The garden is not abundant with plants, but sets mathematical formula and scientific phenomena in a setting which elegantly combines natural features and artificial symmetry and curves. It looks awesome, but kind of baffles me that someone would spend so much money on this (it's a private garden only opened once a year to help raise money for cancer).

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8/3/2011 10:39:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I find the 'Garden of Cosmic Speculation' to be very interesting...I especially like its emphasis on science and mathematics, and the swirling roads (represented in chess-like patterns with two differing colors), staircases, set across the green plains. I might even consider visiting there, in Scotland, some day to enjoy the apparent serenity of the place.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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8/4/2011 1:43:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I wonder if they'd let me live there.
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mattrodstrom
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8/6/2011 2:15:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think most of it looked ugly...

I liked the steps and the one shot with the house in the background, on top of the hill..

otherwise it all looked horrible.
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mattrodstrom
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8/6/2011 2:17:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I like the lanscape in the bridge shot.. and would like to jump that little creek..

but the bridge looks ridiculous, and ruins the whole awesome feel you would get by being there.
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mattrodstrom
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8/6/2011 2:18:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
i suppose the pyramid thing's kinda cool though.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."