The Broken Greenhouses of The Tropical Agricultural Garden

When today’s challenge appeared on my screen, I immediately thought about the tropical agricultural garden of Vincennes. A beautiful place, and a curiosity, yet in a sorry state. Here is this week’s selection for “broken”, the Friday photo challenge. For the history of the garden check Wikipedia at this address and the APUR Website for a hypothetical plan regarding the future of that place.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4501

The Oriental gate at the entrance of the garden (probably from Vietnam) is undoubtedly broken. It is made of the remnants of the colonial exhibition of 1907. Some of the pieces are extremely beautiful and very picturesque.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4517

The Tunisian pavilion is all broken too. A modern artist has decorated the windows with wooden installations. I found them very inspiring.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4509

antimuseum.com-JAT-4508

Beyond that, the building is in poor condition to say the least.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4514

antimuseum.com-JAT-4506

And this is nothing compared to the greenhouses.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4549

And here again

antimuseum.com-JAT-4546

All the greenhouses are all in a more than sorry state. They however lend themselves to interesting shots.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4542

Ivy on the hinges of a door of a derelict greenhouse in the tropical garden.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4532_3_4HDR

an HDR shot of an abandoned Green house at twilight last Winter.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4527

Trees growing through the cracks of the greenhouse.

antimuseum.com-JAT-4522

The Indochina pavilion has been restored and isn’t so “broken”. This garden is almost unknown and deserted despite its beauty and architectural value. At the same time, I must admit that broken buildings make up for very interesting photography. Well, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed taking them anyway. I took these pictures last year after I sprained my ankle very badly and I was walking around on crutches. As a result, they aren’t as good as I wanted them to be, and I believe that I would have to get back there one day and start all over again. Maybe if I have time.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “The Broken Greenhouses of The Tropical Agricultural Garden

Add yours

  1. From reading the history link, it sounds like this place was kind of an original ethnic festival. Will keep this place in mind for next visit as I have an affinity for old, crumbly, abandoned places (and besides, the keep to the Chateau de Vincennes was closed when we visited…). Wonderful photos and a very interesting post!

    Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Beth. It is really worth seeing. You’d probably need a car to get there though, or otherwise use the RER to Nogent and backtrack a bit to the garden. Vincennes is sort of interesting but the keep is rather bare from what I can remember and they could have made the visit more worthwhile. The fact is that the chateau in Vincennes was used by the Military for their historical archives and such and wasn’t really geared towards tourism. The place certainly needs a complete overhaul for tourists, not to mention the need for digitally-enabled add-ons.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi admin, i must say you have high quality articles here.

    Your page can go viral. You need initial traffic boost only.
    How to get it? Search for; Mertiso’s tips go viral

    Like

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: