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HOT HOUSE | Old Portuguese Stuff

HOT HOUSE

Lisboa Tapada Estufa

Lisboa Tapada Estufa

Lisboa Tapada Estufa

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Lisboa Tapada Estufa

Lisboa Tapada Estufa

Lisboa Tapada Estufa

The circular hot-house was added to the tapada (closed, or walled grounds) in 1855-61, and it must have looked then as the latest craze – after all, the Crystal Palace in London had been built only a few years before. A rich and exotic glass dome, it is capped by a vaguely oriental lantern and placed at an angle to the adjoining retaining wall – this only enhances the overall picturesqueness of the ensemble. It is accessed by a classical portico, which instead of balusters has staggered terracotta half-moon tiles, a beautiful device which both lightens it and ties it to the garden context.

Lisboa, Tapada das Necessidades.

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