Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Botanic Gardens, Sydney Tropical Centre (Theme Day: Triangles)

The Sydney Tropical Centre in the Royal Botanic Gardens houses displays of tropical plants. The Pyramid Glasshouse opened in 1972 and is linked by an underground foyer to the Arc Glasshouse which opened in 1990. The glasshouses were closed to the public early last year for redevelopment but the work has not begun yet.

39 comments:

  1. Hope they get on to it soon Jim it's a really unusual feature and would surely add to the botanical garden experience.

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    1. Stefan, I couldn't quite fit in the whole pyramid at this angle but if you click on the link you can see another photo of it front-on.

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  3. Looks like a nice place to visit, hopefully they will complete the work. Have a happy week!

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  4. Very nice. I would never have thought this picture to be taken in Australia. Awesome.

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  5. Beautiful! This glass triangle reminds me of the one in front of the Louvre in Paris.

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  6. Awesome place and great shot ~ for OWT ^_^

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  7. I assumed a pyramid would play into this theme somewhere along the line, but I wasn't expecting Australia! Nice one.

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  8. It looks as though something is growing right through the glass on the top left side.

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    1. There are openings up there for the plants to venture outdoors.

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  9. oh my, I thought I'd been transported back to Paris with the pyramid!!! Great shot and choice for our theme.
    V

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  10. Hi Jim. When I read that this months theme was triangles and I immediately thought of a pyramid. Sadly not time to find a pyramid in Melbourne. So glad you posted this beauty from Sydney. Cheers J.

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  11. The ultimate Sydney Triangle. well done.

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  12. Excellent theme day shot - of slow moving bureaucracy?

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  13. I too expect Paris for manmade glass triangles, not Australia. Nice surprise and unusual work of art.

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  14. I wonder what Mr O'Farrell has in store here, Jim. Reins on purse strings, me thinks. Tight reins.

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    1. That seems to be the trend but I just hope they don't get rid of the pyramid though.

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  15. It's a great feature in the gardens, hope it gets to be refurbished quickly.

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  16. The contrast with the blue sky is terrific

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  17. What better of this for a triangles theme day?

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  18. THAT is a big triangle. And nicely composed with the trees.

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  19. super shot .. great interpretation of this month's theme!

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  20. Good shot! That's a great triangle! And the palm trees make me think of the Egyptian desert...I suppose that's the intention?

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    1. Perhaps but they definitely fit the tropical theme.

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  21. Jim, half-way around the world there is another glass pyramid - beautiful! Great minds think alike, n'est-ce pas?

    Bises,
    Genie

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  22. A glass pyramid from triangles for the theme day? You can't get much better than that.

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  23. This looks like a fascinating place to visit. Perfect for theme day.

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  24. Great structure for a greenhouse. I guess Paris was envious ;-). Thanks for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

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