The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.
The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.
The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.
a kitten trying super hard to fight a ceramic cat statue
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Imagine how creepy this must be for the kitten: there is a cat that doesn’t move, make noise, or react in any way, and has fur and skin that is as hard as stone. And no matter what the kitten does, this cat just ignores it all.
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haberhugs said: Why do all these humans look exactly alike?
It’s all about intolerance and prejudice. If someone looks a little different, has gills, say, or a cluster of prehensile tentacles where others might have a head, then it’s all “they’re not human!” or “Mars wants our women!” or “Kill it with fire!”. Take the very word humanoid, for instance. What does it mean? One head, two arms, two legs.
What about the humble Equine-American? Granted, they mostly only speak Hellenic Greek and one of them killed Hercules, but people are so quick to use pejorative terms like “centaur” and say they’re “half-human”. Don’t let a few bad apples define your view of the whole race.
So as long as people define human as those people who look exactly alike, all humans will look exactly alike.
haberhugs said: Can cats and bears live together in harmony?
Well, the bears behave themselves pretty well ever since the formation of cat sniper teams to keep the peace. So by and large yes. It helps that they both share a love of fish and a deep appreciation for a good nap. We owe a lot to Garfield and Yogi (Yogi Bear, not Yogi the Plush, Translucent Lord of Candyland - do not get those two mixed up) for paving the way with the initial peace naps.