The Crystal Palace was opened in 1884. The pre-assembled structure was commissioned by Count d'Eu (husband of Princess Isabel) and was built in the workshops of the Saint-Souver Les Arras Corporation, in France. The structure is inspired by the Crystal Palace of London and the Crystal Palace of Porto.
The intention of the Count d'Eu and Princess Isabel was use the palace as an exhibition space of flowers, fruits and birds.
In 1938 the palace was covered by sheets and tin-bricks to house the Historical Museum of Petrópolis that later was transferred to where today stands the Imperial Museum in Petropolis. In 1957 the palace was tombed and in 1984 original walls were placed in commemoration of the centenary of the palace.
The Crystal Palace is used today for flower expos, concerts and events, as Bauernfest, an annual feast in honor of the German settlers of Petropolis.
See complementary photo in workshop for another point of view and tell me your opinion what is the better.
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fabbs99 (10998) 2013-09-06 19:43
Very appealing and attractive composition..Good exposure and clarity.Very well done,TFS.
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-09-07 4:14
What a wonderful construction, and you chose this scene very well, as the fountain to the right looks brilliant in the scene. Very vivid colors and a great lush natural landscape surrounding it.
All the best
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (11166)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Petrópolis
- Theme(s): Fountains Around the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-06 13:23