03 November 2012

winter garden series.

last week after visiting the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden - I walked to the Winter Garden following the beautiful path on the side of Töölö Bay. the Winter Garden has another spectacular glass house which was built just a few years after than the one in Kaisaniemi - though I had only found out about it recently with Jacopo.
Winter Garden series:

ilford HP5 - darkroom prints.
despite the fact that the glass house isn't as big as the one in Kaisaniemi - the atmosphere in the Winter Garden is beautifully quiet and the entrance is free: I should go there more often!

16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, these photos are the absolute best. Every time I visit your blog Polly, I feel such happiness! You know just how to pick the most beautiful images :) I worked with Ilford darkroom prints many years ago for a photo class, and it was such an interesting process. Too bad I didn't go in that field! The contrast that you get, is really hard to match in any other medium! Perfect xx

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    1. thank you so so much for your beautiful comment, Valerie! :-) I have been working with black and white film for a long time now and I love being in the darkroom! I am so glad you like my prints! :-)

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  2. What a wonderful blog - beautiful photos! : )

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    1. thank you very much, Sian! :-)

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  3. How beautiful! Your prints are quite perfect :-)

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    1. thank you, Catarina! I am flattered! :-)

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  4. Looks great in black and white!

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    1. doesn't it? have you ever visited it? if you haven't, you definitely should, next time you pass by Helsinki! ;-)

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  5. che meraviglia :) mi ci devi portare! <3

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    1. certo, Emi! :-) non è molto lontano da casa! ;-)

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  6. ah! so nice...i want to be there again... <3

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    1. awww Justyna! thank you! :-)

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  7. these photographs are amazing! such talent. i adore black and white film.

    lindsey louise

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    1. thank you very much, Lindsey! :-)

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  8. so many beautiful details! what an amazing plac eto visit.
    i just love how in thw 1st photo it looks like the greenhouse in the middle on mountains... and the cactus...wow!

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    1. thank you! :-) I wonder how Helsinki would look, if it really had mountains!

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