Seneca the Younger, the Ralph Waldo Emerson of ancient Rome, wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias of the natural world covering fun New Age topics like meteors, halos, mock suns, lightning, and comets. Devoting an entire volume to rainbows, he offered the first known scientific observations of nature’s most charming phenomenon by explaining “that rainbows appear always opposite to the sun; they appear in water sprayed by a rower or even in the water spat by a launderer on dresses.” A man way before his time, he even speaks of rainbows “produced by small rods of glass”, anticipating Newton’s brainy experiments with prisms 1500 years later.
We here are Flavorpill love a solid rainbow colored roundup to combat the Monday blues. Case in point, our short survey of rainbows art and our rainbow-hued film guide. From a building that lets you experience what it’s like to be inside a rainbow to the prettiest kaleidoscopic flower market in the world, click through to check out the very best of cheerful, full spectrum design.
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects – Aarhus, Denmark
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