Sunday, October 2, 2011

Meteor Plaza

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Meteor Plaza is a complex located in Shichirui, a small coastal village now part of Mihonoseki which is now part of Matsue.

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The complex includes a ferry terminal (for the Oki Islands), an auditorium, a seawater indoor swimming pool, and a museum.

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The museum house the Mihonoseki Meteor which hit a village nearby in 1992. The cone of the building represents the meteors trajectory to earth, and the weird spheroid shape is modelled on the shape of the meteor itself.

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The complex was designed by Shimane architect Shin Takamatsu and was opened in 1995

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4 comments:

  1. Very nice article, I prefer the picture with the arch and clouds.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  2. Wow - great pictures. Possibly a dumb question, but does this building actually house the meteorite fragment that hit this place?

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  3. yes it does.... will post on the inside later

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