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Lincoln Park Conservatory

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 March 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Sorry for my lack of comments yesterday. We ran into a family emergency yesterday. I hope to be posting once again on Monday.

This starts a series of photos taken at the Lincoln Park Conservatory recently. However, the drab winter season didn't provide an opportunity for a nice exterior shot of the conservatory. So this was a photo taken in April of 2012.

The Lincoln Park 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 9, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/641 second F/5.0 ISO 100 42 mm

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, what a fantastic sky !

the structure is pretty, but that sky !

8 Mar 2018 5:13am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome architecture

8 Mar 2018 6:13am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Perfect composition under a beautiful sky

8 Mar 2018 6:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An exceptional image for sure - definitely five-star !

8 Mar 2018 6:55am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifiques couleurs, sous un ciel superbe. )

8 Mar 2018 6:56am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful detailed frame with an especially fetching sky.

8 Mar 2018 7:05am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Désolée pour ton urgence familiale, j'espère que ce n'est pas trop grave.
Magnifique cette bâtisse, et le ciel lui rend un très bel hommage.
Bonne journée Steven

8 Mar 2018 7:53am

yo from Ile de France, France

Splendide construction ! Les nuages lui font la fête !

8 Mar 2018 8:24am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I hope that it's nothing serious and everything is resolved.
This is an excellent picture of this building. Thanks for the info too.

8 Mar 2018 8:29am

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

A really cracking shot, I’m loving the clouds

8 Mar 2018 9:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful capture of this lovely hot house

8 Mar 2018 10:23am

Franz from Baden, Austria

Another place on my list of things to see if ever come to Chicago again!
I like how you placed this impressive building and how you included the sky with its dramatic clouds.
All the best to you and the family!

8 Mar 2018 10:47am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful capture of this beautiful building !!!And thanks for the write up:))))
The clouds and the sky make a terrific backdrop !

8 Mar 2018 10:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique ciel ! J'aime

8 Mar 2018 11:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice combination of the architecture and the clouds !!

8 Mar 2018 11:27am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


8 Mar 2018 12:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ciel et vue quel mouvement et cet édifice en verre et cette couleur verte merveilleux.

8 Mar 2018 12:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

All components of the image are very pleasing, and that sky threatens to steal the show !

8 Mar 2018 1:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A very commanding presence - composed beautifully

8 Mar 2018 2:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fabulous picture of this conservatory. Excellent detail and especially rich colors.

8 Mar 2018 4:02pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Ohhhh! This is magnificient... Great shot!

8 Mar 2018 5:17pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view. Excellent composition and lovely architecture. Love this. :)

8 Mar 2018 5:35pm

willy from Belgium

désolé pour ton urgence familiale Steven

un cliche de toute beauté


8 Mar 2018 6:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous building and wonderful spring sky. It still looks great for a building so old.

8 Mar 2018 7:55pm

Greg from Minneapolis, United States

A pretty sky that accentuates this grand conservatory.

8 Mar 2018 7:56pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Very beautiful !

8 Mar 2018 8:09pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Oh it's a wonderful and running ahir. Live it.
I hope that' your family will be fine.

8 Mar 2018 10:10pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Love it. Those clouds are amazing.

8 Mar 2018 10:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such a gorgeous building. I love the architecture. In this image, the clouds are just amazing! I look forward to this series. I cannot imagine a place having such a large variety of plants!

8 Mar 2018 10:51pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

What a beautiful structure! And you've captured it with a lovely sky, light and composition - as you usually do.
I hope everything's ok with the family...

9 Mar 2018 12:31am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is such a wonderful shot of this place.

9 Mar 2018 3:53am

Martine from France

Superbe bâtiment !

9 Mar 2018 5:35am

Ginnie from Netherlands

She's a beauty, Steven, and would grace any brochure on the place! On a personal note, I hope everything is fine with you and your.

9 Mar 2018 5:48am

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

I love the very beautiful sky .

9 Mar 2018 7:05am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue ..J'espere que tes soucis ne sont pas trop graves
Bonne journée

9 Mar 2018 7:07am

London Caller from United Kingdom

This green house is actually so much bigger than the ones we have in Kew Gardens!
I hope your family is doing alright.

9 Mar 2018 9:00am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaaauw...what a colors green and blue !

9 Mar 2018 4:12pm

Remus from Portugal

The sky is dazzling and the building has some resemblance to the petals of a flower. Maybe that was the architect's idea.

9 Mar 2018 5:46pm

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Jolie prise ! Bien joué !

10 Mar 2018 9:55am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Oh boy... what a perfect light here

11 Mar 2018 3:02am

Marité from France

Quel très joli contraste avec le ciel !!!
J'espère que tout va bien pour toi Steven !
Bonne journée.

11 Mar 2018 9:44am

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

Oh! I like this one a lot!

11 Mar 2018 7:22pm