Most people overlook these things on their way to the airport for that "yuppy eco-tourism junket to the Himalayas."
Colored ventilation pipes in atrium make nice lobby space.
Often overlooked this artistic atrium resides inside the Environmental Studies building at Western Washington University here in Bellingham. Less than 2 miles from where I live. Building houses Huxley College and the Geology Department.
Drying and on display in the hallway of the Geology department. This old tusk. I think from a mammoth. Recently found in Skagit County. Article in Bellingham Herald said this was estimated to be 18,000 years old.
I had to bike up, walk around in the building and take a look. Many years back (not 18,000 however) I attended Western. Still go through campus quite often by bike or foot.