Monday, April 14, 2008
Geodesic Domes & Big Sur
Big Sur Dome in Bixbee Canyon
View of the front yard from upstairs at the dome
Buckminister Fuller in front of Geodesic Dome
Spent this weekend at friend Sandy's wonderful geodesic dome nestled in the woods of Bixbee Canyon where we walked to the beach directly under Bixbee Bridge on Highway One in Big Sur.
I have always loved domes and remember as a teenager going to see Buckminster Fuller lecture in Toronto. He was amazing as he stood with a blackboard and chalk and and explained the magic of the equilateral triangle to the audience.
Several years ago my friend Marianne had tickets for an amazing one man play here in San Francisco called R.Buckminster Fuller: The History (& Mystery) of the Universe. If it's ever revived and you're in the neighborhood go see it!
The dome may not be the best use of space, but the openness of the space and all the sunlight it allows into your living space is wonderful - especially when the living space is mountains and trees filled with songbirds!