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Lincoln Park Conservatory #3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 May 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The conservatory was built in stages from 1890-1895. It consists of a vestibule, four display halls and fifteen propagating and growing houses. The vestibule and Palm House were built and opened to the public in 1892 and contain giant palms and rubber trees, including a 50-foot fiddle-leaf rubber tree planted in 1891. In the Palm House, one can also find Garden Figure, a sculpture by Frederick Hibbard. The Fern Room or Fernery, approximately five and a half feet below grade, was opened in 1895. It contains plants of the forest floor, primarily a vast collection of ferns. The Tropical Room was originally called the stove house. Opened in 1895, it contained an assortment of tropical plants suspended from bark-covered walls. It is now called the Orchid Room and has a collection of approximately 25,000 natural species. The Display House is used for seasonal flower exhibits.

Photo captured April 7, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 26 mm

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klausz from Austria

i like your processing style, with all these fabolous details and "strong" colours!

22 May 2012 5:46am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition and light !

22 May 2012 5:56am

franz from Baden, Austria

what an impressive structure, both outside and inside. one can detect surprising plants and flowers there, i'm sure!

22 May 2012 7:27am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I want one of these in South Shields, do they still have the original designs hanging around in an old cupboard?

22 May 2012 8:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is so similar to the Palm House at Kew, London (1844-48) - I guess it was the style of the times.

22 May 2012 8:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow.. a collection of 25000 species.. amazing

22 May 2012 9:18am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful building! Nice shot and framing!

22 May 2012 10:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful roof lines with the shining glass sections - the range of green hues is most refreshing as well.

22 May 2012 10:25am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent - such incredible colors you've captured here, both in the surrounding landscape and the architecture. Superb work, Steven!

22 May 2012 11:15am

tataray from france, France

Joli.... avec les réverbérations sur la toiture.
Bien fait.)

22 May 2012 11:48am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful building... The colors are so vibrant ! Have a lovely day :)

22 May 2012 12:56pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Sweet shot on a beautiful day. I really like the various panes and how they are reflecting light.

22 May 2012 3:38pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful roof design and shining glass sections. Lovely green lawn in the foreground. Great shot. :)

22 May 2012 4:00pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great shot

22 May 2012 5:05pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

your blue sky is always mesmerizing for me ;)
Neat, crisp , wonderful image

22 May 2012 5:19pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

so green love it

22 May 2012 5:55pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful architecture of this impressive structure. Colors and light are really fabulous !!! Amazing shot ...

22 May 2012 6:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very attractive conservatory ~ beautifully captured! I love the shapes and design of the roof ~ the light accents it very nicely!

22 May 2012 6:54pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really love the roof, great shapes and colour

22 May 2012 8:28pm

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful picture!

22 May 2012 8:50pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a GRAND conservatory; I'd love to visit it ... thank you for sharing your images of it!

22 May 2012 9:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful framing, gorgeous architecture!

22 May 2012 11:34pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

That's a beautiful construction, and an excellent shot of it.

23 May 2012 12:49am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Really spectacular place. I love how you've shared it.

23 May 2012 3:40am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid frame. Very beautiful colors.

23 May 2012 6:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this magnificent place.

23 May 2012 5:36pm