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The Fern Room #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 August 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A two-shot panoramic view looking back toward the main entrance of the fern room at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Jens Jensen, who designed the Conservatory in 1906, wanted to give visitors a glimpse of what Illinois might have looked like millions of years ago. Lush ferns, rocky outcroppings and an indoor lagoon evoke the swampy landscape of prehistoric Chicago. The Fern Room is home to the palm-like cycad; one of the oldest species of plants on earth.

This photo was taken shortly after the Conservatory re-opened the Fern Room this summer, which was severely damaged by a hailstorm on June 30, 2011. Not only did hundreds of glass panels shatter, but the plants suffered extreme damage as well. See more information about the damage HERE.

Photo captured July 10, 2016.

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Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

I'm glad that, they fixed it. It looks like a great place.

17 Aug 2016 5:35am

Tataray from France

Magnifique panorama. De belles plantes. )

17 Aug 2016 5:55am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau panoramique!

17 Aug 2016 7:47am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

I can imagine the lovely earthy smell of this place.

17 Aug 2016 7:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice panorama !

17 Aug 2016 9:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful panoramic crop

17 Aug 2016 1:19pm

Linda from Montreal, Canada

Absolutely gorgeous!

17 Aug 2016 1:25pm

Frances from Boston, United States

After all the damage through severe weather, they are doing a great job with this place. Your link was interesting.

17 Aug 2016 2:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine panorama of this attractive green house.

17 Aug 2016 2:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SO lush and refreshing looking

17 Aug 2016 4:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a beautiful place. Nice panorama.

17 Aug 2016 5:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful panorama of this fern house. Nicely composed. Great. :)

17 Aug 2016 6:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors, lights & reflections!

17 Aug 2016 7:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous image. What an amazing place.

18 Aug 2016 12:04am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle serre toute verdoyante sueprbe avec le verre

18 Aug 2016 2:38am

L'angevine from Angers, France


18 Aug 2016 8:00am

Remus from Portugal

Like the other one, this is also a very beautiful panorama!

18 Aug 2016 3:31pm

Roland-T from Loverval, Belgium

Beautiful panorama .

19 Aug 2016 5:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This is nostalgic for me. My dad was a florist who had a wonderful greenhouse.

22 Aug 2016 7:30pm