Posting these on the direction of a friend.
These are not necessarily the best the building has to offer; it is too beautiful, too sprawling and secret for that. It's only a brief walk from one end to one corner.
The full set is here if you'd rather look through on your own; there are many more photos there.
It was a center for plant research, built in 1924.
There are at least ten greenhouses, each with these elaborate geared systems for adjusting the windows.
Children have been here.
Some of the plants still remain.
Chant goes that this two-story room was where the stacks where housed, and the extra height to accommodate the shelves.
I think of young researchers, curling up on ine of these pools of light with one of the latest scientific journals, or shivering late in the evening, sketching their observations with the cold pouring in from those giant sheets of glass.
These wouldn't have helped as much as they might have liked.
Someone started a renovation at some point - though i wouldn't dignify it with that name - but abandoned it halfway.
The old elevator shaft. The door is sealed, but the tiny window is broken out; i stuck my camera through the ring of glass to see what i could see.
We weren't able to determine what this room or these pipes had been for.
Or we could take the stairs.
Not always a great idea.
Oh, but then. I've already had dreams with this door in them.