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The Fern Room (View from the East)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 April 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Jens Jensen, who designed the Garfield Park 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 cycads: ancient cone-bearing plants, ferns and fern allies (plants that thrive in similar conditions and emerged around the same time as ferns, like mosses and liverworts). Many of these plants are considered primitive plants, or members of plant groups that grew during the age of the dinosaurs, about 300 million years ago.

Photo captured February 2, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great tropical view

11 Apr 2019 5:10am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

As a magnificent tropical forest.

11 Apr 2019 5:16am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe vue de cette serre quel vitrage quelle image et compo splendide

11 Apr 2019 5:17am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Tous ces différents verts sont superbes.

11 Apr 2019 5:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Jolie prise

11 Apr 2019 6:04am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique luxuriance ....

11 Apr 2019 6:15am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Looks very warm.

11 Apr 2019 6:18am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Belleza de imagen, con sugerencia de un maravilloso edén. ***** Saludos.

11 Apr 2019 8:05am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle serre

11 Apr 2019 8:14am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent green . A real tropical scene. Very nice capture.

11 Apr 2019 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what an inviting scene

11 Apr 2019 9:18am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Intéressant vert

11 Apr 2019 10:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice

11 Apr 2019 11:42am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Le genre de lieux que j'adore !! :)

11 Apr 2019 11:58am

Anne from France

I love that king of place, I could almost feel the mositure around it!

11 Apr 2019 12:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A luscious and lush view of these greens which were imagined by the creator.

11 Apr 2019 1:13pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic image...A little prehistoric created here..what with lagoons and all!!
:)))) The only thing lacking ..the prehistoric monster :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

11 Apr 2019 2:55pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Nice composition of the plants with the water in the middle.
Feel me middle to the jungle and expect to see a monkey every moment.

11 Apr 2019 6:35pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un endroit fantastique . Merci de nous partager.

11 Apr 2019 6:43pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful image!

11 Apr 2019 7:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I was just reading an article about what parts of country looked like when the dinosaurs were living. This really brings it into reality! A gorgeous view with such lush plants!

11 Apr 2019 8:57pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting words to accompany a magnificent image.

11 Apr 2019 9:18pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lush and well tended vegetation

12 Apr 2019 12:12am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My first thought, at seeing this, is that it looked like a swamp. After reading the description, it has to be an ancient swamp. Gorgeous image.

12 Apr 2019 12:23am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a nice overview photo

12 Apr 2019 9:47am

willy from Belgium

une superbe photo de cet endroit merveilleux Steven

un vrai régal pour les yeux

have a nice day

12 Apr 2019 10:01am

London Caller from United Kingdom

So green and lush.
The pond is so inviting.

12 Apr 2019 11:01am

Marité from France

De la chlorophylle à foison... C'est magnifique !
Bonne journée !

12 Apr 2019 11:12am

Don from United States

This year is very tropical looking. I’m impressed with how nice the picture is. it’s an excellent shot.

12 Apr 2019 2:57pm

Remus from Portugal

An authentic enchanted world, where the green reigns.

12 Apr 2019 2:58pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i can imagine the feel of moisture in the air

12 Apr 2019 3:19pm

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

if we wouldnt see the roof, we would be in the middle of the jungle, really nice place

12 Apr 2019 4:35pm

Urspo from phoenix, United States

My soul swoons at the plush viridity of this lovely photo!

13 Apr 2019 2:52pm

Roland from gerpinnes, Belgium

Superb photo Steven

13 Apr 2019 2:54pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

What a beautiful place... Well done dear friend

14 Apr 2019 7:50pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

How innovative he was! This is so wonderful - than you, Steven!

15 Apr 2019 12:47am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful green. Beautiful place. :)

15 Apr 2019 4:16am