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Garfield Park Conservatory - Palm House #3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 June 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

After an extensive renovation in 2003, the Palm House was re-envisioned as an idealized tropical landscape. Taking advantage of the size and 60 foot high roof of this spectacular house, the planting design intersperses a large variety of tropical plants with graceful towering palms.

Photo captured April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 18 mm

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Robert from Gardena, United States

Steven, if I am correct, it's your special day today my friend. Have a fantastic celebration and I here wish you the most wonderful year ahead and the very best of health.

xo, r

21 Jun 2012 5:17am

@Robert: Many thanks, Robert!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame

21 Jun 2012 6:55am

bergaminet from France

Thank you very much for your visit. That makes me pleasure.

21 Jun 2012 7:35am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent framing... These plants are really spectacular ! Have a lovely day :)

21 Jun 2012 7:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent point of view, Steven - reminds me of some of those Biosphere projects!

21 Jun 2012 11:18am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent HDR work - the two ladies give the shot some extra life ;-)

21 Jun 2012 11:43am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful frame in this angle .

21 Jun 2012 11:50am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent framing...........

21 Jun 2012 12:35pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Whenever I see gigantic palm leaves I always think of photos from the turn of the 19th
century, they seemed everywhere, this brings it all back, and takes me back to when I
was looking for a palm variety that gave me the same feeling in my home. So beautiful,
this tropical palace !~

21 Jun 2012 1:30pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful . A superb composition .

21 Jun 2012 1:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fine shot of this impressive collection, and I like the human element for scale.

21 Jun 2012 2:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An impressive place with those high ceilings. Beautiful trees.

21 Jun 2012 4:21pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Thanks for letting see the place, very nice

21 Jun 2012 6:04pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great frame putting the scene into perspective ~ a beautiful lush place! Wonderful photo!

21 Jun 2012 6:36pm

tataray from france, France

Quel bel espace .... Jolie lumière.
Belle capture.)

21 Jun 2012 6:40pm

Florence from Paris, France

I guess (I may be wrong...)... is it your birthday to day Steven ? Beeing not sure... let me wish you all the best (even if it's not your birthday
after all !) ;-)

21 Jun 2012 7:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

once again, i like this verdant greenery and the contrasting blue 'sky'. the addition of the people allows us to appreciate the dimensions of the place ...

21 Jun 2012 8:20pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

They are growing well in the palmhouse, absolutely stunning examples.. (and shot).

21 Jun 2012 9:01pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful shot and framing! nice capture!

21 Jun 2012 9:36pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing collection of palms in this wonderful Palm House !!! Fabulous photo ...

21 Jun 2012 10:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I bet the weather is always perfect there. Lovely.

21 Jun 2012 10:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Jun 2012 10:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful. You really get a sense of how big these palms are by comparing to the people. I love all the varieties.

22 Jun 2012 12:39am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That really is an extraordinary place. Terrific shot, Steven.

22 Jun 2012 4:44am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The palette of greens and other colors is simply magnificent. Specially when it is accompanied with such an excellent detail.

22 Jun 2012 6:16am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great conservatory there indeed and a great beautifully framed shot as well. Those two people are a vital element for the sense of scale !

25 Jun 2012 4:07am