Thursday, October 22, 2009

The domes

Mitchell Park domes, small

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory opened in the mid-1960s. The conservatory consists of three beehive-shaped domes (the world's first conoidal domes) covering 45,000 square feet of displays and thousands of plant species.

The Show Dome features rotating seasonal exhibits, the Arid Dome houses desert plant species of the Americas and Africa while the Tropical Dome is home to plants from warm, moist environments. The Tropical Dome also houses a number of tropical bird species.

This image is a three image panorama stitched with Hugin and converted to HDR via levels adjustments in Photoshop and compiled in Photomatix. You can see the panorama bigger here.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.

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