The Palm House at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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The Palm House in RBGE is an iconic landmark in the city of Edinburgh. At a height of 21.95 metres (72ft) this, the tallest glasshouse of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of the tallest in the world. It was designed by Robert Matheson with a Parliamentary grant of £6,000. When it first opened to the public in 1858 the building provided visitors with their first, perhaps only, experience of palms and other wonderful exotics from far away places.

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malby on March 10, 2012

Very beautiful building with roof of glass, I would like to go sightseeing this wonderful place sometime. We have The Palm House in Lodz, too, but building isn't so wonderful like this. Of course, your photo is excellent too, dear Amelia :) Like and big hug :) M.

Amelia Royan on March 11, 2012

Many thanks Christos. I agree that this a most elegant building - almost too good to be a protection for palms. :))

All good wishes to you from the UK, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 12, 2012

If you ever get here Christisn, I think you might hear this music. Apparently palm trees love it! ;)

thor@odin™ on March 13, 2012

A precious capture dear Amelia of a precious construction Y*+like Best danish wishes, Peter

Excellent photo! Like!

Amelia Royan on March 16, 2012

Good morning dear Peter, and thank you for that lovely comment for the RBGE palm house. I wonder how much it would cost to build this elegant extravaganza these days?

I shall be away all weekend, but will visit you next week.

Best English wishes, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 16, 2012

Many thanks 8Varkos. I love the word 'excellent' in your comment!

Have a good weekend, Amelia

Elisabeth Zagorowski on March 22, 2012

Beautiful place and photo. Like. Greetings. Ella

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2012

Good morning Ella, many thanks for your visit and compliment. I hope you can read the information about this elegant palm house.

Greetings, Amelia

Bruce Edwards on March 23, 2012

I Like10 the sharp image and interesting building.

Amelia Royan on March 23, 2012

Thank you Bruce, I am delighted that you liked this elegant palm house, and hope you have read the information at the top of the page.

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on April 3, 2012

Das herrliche Palmen-Haus ist eine Freude - Deine schöne Einstellung aber auch - Liebe Ostergrüße und alles Gute von Wolfgang - LIKE 11 -

Haggs on April 10, 2012

It`s a great place to visit all year round nice image Like

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  • Uploaded on February 29, 2012
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2011/09/25 16:18:59
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 27.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash