Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Coming soon: the Desertorium

Inspired by the success of the Barnes Wetland Centre, where disused reservoirs were converted into a haven for bird life, London authorities are planning a follow-up. The London Desertorium, planned for a nine-acre former civil service car park in Balham, will recreate a desert ecology a mere stone’s throw from the city centre.

When completed, a process requiring 19,000 tonnes of sand and rock, the Desertorium will simulate the 40 degree celsius noon temperatures of the world's most extreme deserts with the aid of a series of powerful arc lamps. It will be stocked with all the exotic flora and fauna one would expect to find in a desert, including camels, venomous snakes and black widow spiders, scorpions, stinkbugs, praying mantises, vultures and rampaging Berber tribesmen.

Bring the family!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the rampaging Berber tribesmen, you can even take them from the descendant of the berber army of Septimius Severus whom settled in great britain.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that there was once a giant aquarium on the site of the Central Methodist Hall. They used the tank of electric eels to illuminate the adjoining music hall. It all ended tragically though when the foreman poured gellatin into the water...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like a good place to catch a touch of home when I visit from Arizona. Rampaging Berber tribesmen would probably substitute well for the raiding Apaches tribesmen I'm used to.

---L.
http://www.dm.net/~lnh/

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