New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (left) and the Art Deco style Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, (right). Low angle view showing the glass and metal structures lit by the sinking sun, in whose light the patterns of struts and glass resemble the pipes of an organ. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (left) and the Art Deco style Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, (right). Low angle view showing the glass and metal structures lit by the sinking sun, in whose light the patterns of struts and glass resemble the pipes of an organ. The New Caledonia Glasshouse,...
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