Hip Londoners are headed to the roof of Selfridges department store, where Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, two UK-based designers, have installed an emerald green lake complete with rowboats and a panoramic view.
The project, dubbed Voyage of Discovery, is being sponsored by the UK importers of Truvia, a sweetener based on stevia plants, many of which are planted around the green pond. The lake will be open until the 24th and visitors are encouraged to paddle around in their twee Sunday best.
Take advantage of this "world of pure imagination" while it lasts. Travelers on a Europe trip can head home through Amsterdam and ride the Floating Dutchman amphibious bus to complete their tour of improbable water attractions.
An emerald green boating lake was created on the rooftop of Selfridges department store on Oxford Street, in London, UK Selfridges is opening its roof to the public, for just the second time since World War II. The installation was conceived by the artists Bompas & Parr and is part of the Truvia Voyage of Discovery.
Event curators Harry Parr (R) and Sam Bompas (L) row through a waterfall in paddle boats in the Truvia Voyage of Discovery installation on the roof of Selfridges department store in London, U.K. . Selfridges is opening its roof to the public for only the second time since WWII.
Event curator Sam Bompas struggles with his paddle boat in the Truvia Voyage of Discovery installation on the roof of Selfridges department store in London, U.K. The exhibit contains 12 row boats, a waterfall, bar and lifeguard.
Event curator Sam Bompas rows his paddle boat in the Truvia Voyage of Discovery installation on the roof of Selfridges department store in London, U.K. The project encompasses an emerald green boating lake, 12 rowing boats, a waterfall, life guard and thousands of Stevia plants. The lake is located six stories above London's busiest shopping street.