The Observatory


The Observatory is a proposal for a mobile star gazing system to be site across Leeds in 2023.

The Observatory

The Observatory to be a mantra for the imagination.

An inflatable chasm of wisdom, forum for discourse and a cavity of creativity. The art of print media fused with the functionality of the world renowned Shipping Container. Solar power solutions meet micro, self-sufficiency edible leaf growth. A carbon neutral, pneumatic palace derived from green credentials.

The inflatable dome pays tribute to the Sixties modes which were rooted with space age discovery. Geo-mestric structures replicating those of Nasa and the moon landings which were televised in the glory of black and white. Pneumatics which equally draw on the fun-factor of infancy. Essentially, beach holiday delights, the staple of the air-filled, brightly coloured, beach ball. The dingles which paddle through shallow shores and the air beds which add comfort to the annual…

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To Have a Smile

Astrid's Words

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Always worthy to have a smile, Brighten life, choose to have a smile. Ever want a personal addition? Create your own rendition by choosing to have a smile. Add happiness every day, Find a unique way to have a smile. When starting to feel sad or mad, Think about what makes you glad and strive to have a smile. Even after a difficult walk, Don't only be filled with talk, remember to have a smile. Use it as a greeting, It's important to the people you're meeting, to have a smile. It may be a small gesture, But it adds to a solid structure, to have a smile. It expresses emotion, Without causing commotion, to have a smile. Feel it from the heart, When you want to start to have a smile. See it light the eyes, As the spirit flies, to have a…

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Your Smile is the Source of Your Joy

Astrid's Words

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Inspired by "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy." -Thich Nhat Hanh & "You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile." -Charlie Chaplin

Your smile is the source of your joy.
Life will continue to have great value,
Let your spirit emanate throughout.
All can be when you're one with you,
Your smile is the source of your joy.
Just smile as you let hardships pass through,
Your joy would not last without.
Smile and fill your life with value,
Your smile is the source of your joy.
Smile with the spirit only you can employ.

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Contentment is Felt

Astrid's Words

Photo by Majid Gheidarlou on Unsplash

Smiles found on my fence
Life encourages to smile
Contentment is felt

I love to sit outside and stare at my fence. I catch so many smiley faces etched in the wood, and it encourages me to feel good and to appreciate. Smiles are contagious and always bring out happiness.

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