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Centrally located on the east end of the Family Pavilion, the beautiful Crystal Gardens is a one-acre indoor palm court. The six-story glass atrium features 70+ full-size palm trees and a variety of seasonal flowers and plants. Dancing 'leap-frog' fountains and ample public seating areas provide a quiet, tropical setting amidst the activities of the Pier. Visitors to the Crystal Gardens can take in spectacular views of Navy Pier's Ferris wheel, musical carousel, Dock Street and the stunning Chicago skyline.

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Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on May 23, 2012

Beautiful geometric picture and colors.Thanks for explanation on the crystal gardens.L 15. Best greetings, Canpao

~Marlene~ on May 23, 2012

Misi... and... Canpao...

Thank you both so much for the nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it! Extra thanks, Canpao, for the special Y*. I am honored! I'm glad the info was helpful.

Best wishes, Marlene

Christos Theodorou on May 24, 2012

Artistic view! - Hello from Athens

~Marlene~ on May 24, 2012

Thank you again, Christos, for the nice comment & your visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on May 25, 2012

Excellent capture on this Crystal Garden --like--AnaM

~Marlene~ on May 25, 2012

Thanks so much for the nice comment, AnaM... I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

DOLCEPAOLA on July 24, 2012


~Marlene~ on July 24, 2012

Thank you kindly, paola, for your visit and the Like. I appreciate it!

Greetings, Marlene

Det Lindinger on July 26, 2012

Superfoto,gut gemacht Marlene.............like19+Fav4

Greetings from Germany,Det!

~Marlene~ on July 26, 2012

Many thanks, Det, for the very nice comment, the Like and especially, the Y*. I am honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Falk Preusche on July 26, 2012

Hallo Marlene, diese Bild gefällt mir! Schön die Konstruktion ins Bild gerückt. LIKE 20.! Gerüstbau LG Falk

~Marlene~ on July 28, 2012

Many thanks, Falk, for the very nice comment. I'm happy you Like it! (I see the similarities!)

Greetings, Marlene

Jungfrau on August 21, 2012

Szeretem az üvegépületeket,főként szép geometriát. Like!

~Marlene~ on August 22, 2012

It is a beautiful place, Jungfrau... I'm happy you Like it! Thank you for the visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

Nyx Ning on September 14, 2013


~Marlene~ on September 15, 2013

Thank you kindly, nyxaaa. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

coloradojak - Keep P… on July 29, 2014

You are a master of geometrics. (Through your clever and artistic eyes, I might even learn to like Chicago again ;-) Like & Fave! -JAK

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 17, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/04/06 16:06:05
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 11.79mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash