Self has fallen behind the SquareOdds Challenge! She will do her best to catch up.
Today, she’s sharing her photos from a visit last April to the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. The Academy and other museums were just beginning to open to the public again. Self rushed over as soon as she could.
The building is fabulous. Designed by Renzo Piano, it is powered entirely by solar energy. It has a living roof — six inches of soil were carted in, and then the designers decided to see what would grow. Now, years later, a meadow has sprung up. It is lovely.
Here are two views of the living roof, from above and below: