Canadian Pyramid

When is a pyramid not a pyramid? When it’s a gorgeous glass structure that has a very specific function. One such building, or rather four matching buildings, is the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Each pyramid is a greenhouse that is controlled to look after plant life from different climates around the world. There’s a tropical pyramid with palm trees and exotic birds, a temperate pyramid housing plants from the eastern climates, the Arid Pyramid with plants that survive in extreme conditions and a featured pyramid that rotates displays on a seasonal basis.

It’s a unique conservatory not only for its vast range of plant life but for the sheer aesthetic of its complicated glass design.

And if you’re looking for an out there reason to go, they have a flower that supposedly smells like rotting flesh.

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