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Centre of The Hive

By Drighlynne
The Hive is a unique, multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees. A feat of British engineering, it stands 17 metres tall, set in a wildflower meadow. The Hive is an immersive sound and visual experience. The lights you see and the sounds you hear inside The Hive are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive at Kew.
The intensity of the sounds and light change constantly, echoing that of the real beehive. The multi award-winning Hive was inspired by scientific research into the health of honeybees. It is a visual symbol of the pollinatorsí role in feeding the planet and the challenges facing bees today.
It is the design of UK based artist Wolfgang Buttress. Originally created for the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Itís 17 metres tall, constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts, 1,000 LED lights and took four months to reconstruct at Kew.
This little boy wanted to be the only one standing in the middle of the glass upper floor, he kept trying and finally succeeded.
Thank you so much for all your votes and lovely comments on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Mono Design Architecture People Black and white Hive

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
26 Jul 2017 9:51AM
Wonderful, Lynne.

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2017 10:59AM
That is one impressive structure Lynne, and a fascinating shot.
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TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
26 Jul 2017 12:55PM
Looks and sounds a great experience to see this, Lynne - interesting write-up too Smile Makes a great abstract / pattern pic here Smile
Trev Smile
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
26 Jul 2017 2:05PM
Very interesting abstract from something that sounds like a unique experience.
Joan
dimalexa 3 2 Greece
26 Jul 2017 7:58PM
Very interesting construction, excellently photographed, Lynne!
Dimitris
26 Jul 2017 8:06PM
Wow amazing Lynne. Cathy
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2017 1:18AM
That is stunning. Love how the light gets in!
Good image Lynne... Isabel GrinGrin

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