April, 2012 – Graham Miln

Greenhouses in Parc de la Tête d'Or

Lyon’s largest park, Parc de la Tête d’Or, contains a set of beautiful greenhouses. These large glass houses contain plants needing a warmer, more controlled, environment than Lyon’s weather can offer.

Greenhouses in Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon

Underneath the glass, a banana tree seemed to thrive alongside numerous other tall trees reaching up towards the curving roof.

Looking up at a banana tree

Bunch of bananas hanging from the tree

Below is a short film of the greenhouse. As usual the footage was taken with my small point and shoot camera, and edited with iMovie. A High Definition edition is also available.

Thanks to Vidian for the soundtrack. The track Flowers Die is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial via ccMixter.

Spikes, flowers, and palm leaves