This is the dome of Buxton opera house in Derbyshire, England. I don't remember that I've seen a lot of 'glass' dome..Built in 1903 and designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed two famous London theatres: the London Palladium (1910) and the London Coliseum (1904). Thanks for looking.
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Highmountains (2255) 2012-09-23 2:12
The conical glass dome is unusual. However the blue tinge and the dark framework with light in the background makes this a warm and beautiful photograph.
The dark vegetation of leaves and twigs in the top forfront, along with the dark base of the dome - gives a natural 'framing by contrast' to the photograph.
The background light creates a sort of a halo around the dome and the iron artwork at the top of the dome.
Thanks for sharing.
snunney (79551) 2012-09-23 3:27
A very atmospheric image of this unusually shaped glass dome. I like the subdued lighting and the halo effect around the top of the dome, also the muted tones. Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (27574) 2012-09-23 9:17
molto bella la luce che illumina la cupola, il vetro prende molte sfumature, bella anche l'atmosfera creata.
rychem (19443) 2012-09-23 10:24
I think it is a beautiful dome of glass, it must be heavy, great idea to use the sun behind the dome
mostafameraji (63) 2012-09-23 16:36
very nice capture.you have taken it at a bright night when u had a good source of light from the moon so the color and the shape of the dome is clearly shown and the leaves in the upper side makes a balance
tyro (18588) 2014-06-09 7:09
I've only just seen this picture - after you added a link to it in your recent critique of my photo from here! And I think I might just have a picture of the Opera House which includes this glass dome too - I must have another look!
I love the way the light percolates through the glass panels of the dome to give a wonderful blue colour which stands out beautifully against the pinkish hues of the sky. A very well seen and taken photograph with excellent light and colours, perfect exposure (in difficult conditions) and excellent details and sharpness.