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    Palm House

    This building was imported to Adelaide, South Australia from Bremen, Germany in 1875. It's thought to be the only one of its kind in the world.

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    Re: Palm House

    That's awesome man. Is it like a big greenhouse or something similar? I guess they imported it in pieces, eh.

    I like the pic too, good comp. What kind of camera are you using?

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    Re: Palm House

    It's thought to be the only one of its kind in the world.
    How's this?
    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...ed=0CAkQ9QEwAA

    Built in England 1844 - 1848 (and still there)

    I must go soon, only about 10 miles away.

    In fact I was inside another building with indoor palm trees today:
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    Nikon D5000 with 18-200 at 18mm; 1/125s @ f8, iso2000.
    I was stood with my back to a similar set of trees at the opposite end of the hall.

    This is the Palm Court in Alexandra Palace, North London.

    My apologies for rushing the PP (it's late) and not straightening the columns with a small perspective correction.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 24th January 2010 at 11:27 PM.

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    Re: Palm House

    Hello Bleys,

    Yes, it's a greenhouse and it was imported in pieces and assembled here. It's in the Botanic Gardens, which is near the city centre of Adelaide. I was using a Canon 400D with a 50mm lens (so I had to back up a bit to get it all in).

    Hello Dave,

    It's the particular design and the construction technique which is regarded as distinctive. It's an attractive building anyway.

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    Re: Palm House

    Beautiful building and very well-represented with the photo.

    Nice work.

    Britt

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    Re: Palm House

    Quote Originally Posted by will_c View Post
    Hello Dave,

    It's the particular design and the construction technique which is regarded as distinctive. It's an attractive building anyway.
    Hi WIll,

    Oh absolutely, it is a nice building (well captured), in fact I think I prefer it architecturally to Kew because it looks less like a giant greenhouse.

    I particularly like the blue stained glass panels.

    It is also a managable/maintainable size, Ally Pally is so huge most of it is going to ruin or at best being patched and covered over. Some parts are returned to their full former glory, but it's just so big they can't keep up with mother nature or the general public.

    Cheers,

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