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Bain Project – Day 1 Photos

Bain Project Opens
Bain Project Opens

  The Bain Project opened on Saturday, May 9, to large crowds and great success.  The traditional tea presented by Triangle Chanoyu was well attended and ably interpreted by a narrator.  Inside, visitors were asked to fill out an entry permit which assigned them to one of the city watersheds.  They were then free to explore unguided throughout the structure.  I will write more about my experiences when the dust settles, but for now, here is a selection of photos. Each will click to enlarge, while hovering gives you the title.

eyehole_1_1
eyehole with magnifying glass

welcome sign_1_1  Bain registration workers_1_1  Watershed mapper_1_1

Watershed Map Day 1
Watershed Map Day 1

tea  staging area_1_1  explaing the alcove_1_1  purification_1_1

Tea Preparation Area
Tea Preparation Area

Jen Coon’s description of tea installation

 

  viewing alcove display_1_1    tea service_1_1   tea server waits_1_1

Several participants from the crowd were invited to take part in the tea.  The device used for the purification came from the Bain complex.  Recessed green doors served as the alcove, where objects and a carefully selected phrase set the tone for the tea.

lobby staircase_1_1

lobby tool closets_1_1  lobby from above_1_1  bathtub room_1_1

Chlorine Tank and Scale
Chlorine Tank and Scale

apartment_1_1  entangled room_1_1  ballroom_1_1

Porcelain Filter Ball Installation
Porcelain Filter Ball Installation

lower valves with 'ts' marks_1_1  mechanisms with 'ts'_1_1  pumps and valves_1_1

valve room_1_1

bottommost room_1_1  valves_1_1  pump mechanisms_1_1

Painted Balls on Mechanism
Painted Balls on Mechanism

painted balls_1_1

branching sink_1_1  documents and cot_1_1  window decorations_1_1

window light_1_1

fan and paperwork_1_1  media table_1_1  paint chips and windows_1_1

pitcher and paint chips_1_1

top floor entrance_1_1  top floor booth_1_1  top floor view_1_1

Top Floor Cisterns
Top Floor Cisterns
Bain Water Plant Main Hall

Bain Water Plant Main Hall

 The show runs through May 17.  Go check it out!

credits poster_1_1

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May 10, 2009 - Posted by | architecture, art, Raleigh downtown, Raleigh history | , , ,

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