TQ1876 : Temperate House at Kew Gardens from the Treetop Walkway

taken 8 years ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Temperate House at Kew Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
Temperate House at Kew Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
The Temperate House at Kew Gardens is the world's largest surviving Victorian glass structure. It is seen here from Kew's Treetop Walkway which is 200 metres long and 18 metres above the ground. It also provides a novel view of the tree canopy. Work on building the Temperate House began in 1860. The octagons at either end were completed in 1861, the centre section in 1862 and foundations for the wings were part laid when work ceased in 1863. The Treasury had stopped the work because of the escalating cost and work did not resume until August 1895. It was finally completed in 1898.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1846 7649 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.4987N 0:17.7430W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1834 7654
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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