© 2010 Lynsey

269 – Close the pod doors, HAL

There are the faint echoes of Strauss about the foyer of the Wellington City Council buildings in the evening. There should be a black, light absorbing monolith out in Civic Square. I wonder if the architects ever gave any consideration to what constellations could be viewed outside, or what stars would march across the heavens through the year.

We hear lots of discussion about solar powered homes, but I don’t recall much in the way of contemporary discussion around building to take advantage of the moon rise, or any of the stars. We live a little above the city, and there’s not a great deal of light pollution – on a clear winter’s night the milky way is just wonderful. I always wanted a glass roof so I could watch the stars from bed. Perhaps a bit impractical on a moonlit night, and a bit too exciting if a big earthquake should rock past, but I still like to look at the stars on a clear night, and the thought of watching them from bed still really appeals.

Manifesto
09. Every day learn something new.
17. Every day look through a new lens.
24. Every day is a journey. Not a destination.

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