23 July 2008

Museum Progress


Wondering how progress on the Museum/Visitors Centre at the Mountain of Medicine was going, so decided to drop by and have a look. The Park is located a short distance on Chengam Road, west of Ramana Ashram. Below is the front gate of the Mountain of Medicine.


Currently work is underway on improving the beginning of the (inner) mountain path around Arunachala and developing walkways; trees are being planted, and lovely paintings of local birds and wildlife are being placed in strategic spots around the walks and parks.


Lots of young saplings and plants both for the Mountain of Medicine and for sale to the general public for their own homes and land.



And the next series of photographs show the progress of the Visitors Centre.


The Visitor's Centre will be the focal part of the Mountain of Medicine eco-park. As soon as agreement was reached with the District Collector regarding the development of this Centre, an architect set to work and came up with a concept envisaging three separate blocks in one harmonious complex.



The blocks will house; a museum, environmental centre and office with herbarium of Hill plants, library, craft shop and cafe. To make use of the cooling mass of the earth, the buildings will be into the ground around the base of a small hillock in the eco-park.









3 comments:

Daphne said...

School kids are going to love this when its finished.

Eileen said...

Grand project!

wernlisur said...

HELLO, BEAUTIFUL PROJECT! DO YOU HAVE NEWER FOTOS? RECENT FOTOS? (AFTER 2008)
THANK YOU AND BLESS