Eiffel Tower, Paris
We ran into a giant vegetable wall. It was really cool, but kind of gross from up-close. The moss(?) thing was soft, spongy, and forming bulged surfaces. Apparently this wall is a part of Musee du quai Branly, which is a museum with collections of indigenous art. I guess their “Green Wall” is actually a famous thing.
The green wall seems to be a historical practice, dating back to something like 600BC. Two main types of green walls include 1. Root system and 2. Shoot system where the roots can either be based in the ground or the wall itself.
Aurimas says this particular green wall is probably made with Mat Media where a fiber or felt mat is used to uphold the plants.
I didn’t even know this was a popular thing… But apparently there are green wall companies that specialize in this stuff. COOL.