There’s this intriguing structure outside the Penland Gallery that is labeled “Cloud Observatory.” It is the imaginative work of Penland instructor Meredith Brickell. We’ve been meaning to write something about it, but a poet beat us to it. Since we are not in the business of competing with poets, we pass this along so you can enjoy it, too.
The poet writes:
We would like to inform you, dear readers, that we have found the Cloud Observatory.
The Cloud Observatory is a modest wooden structure with a back wall set at a tilt. There is no roof. You enter the structure, lean back, and look up.