New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse) built in the 1830s by Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view showing renovation works on access ramp outside the passageway to the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, here reflecting late afternoon light, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse) built in the 1830s by Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view showing renovation works on access ramp outside the passageway to the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, here reflecting late afternoon light, was the first French glass and iron building.

Copyright Manuel Cohen / Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

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