10/02/2018 – Photo Theme: Nature in Winter
Experience winter at one of the world’s best botanical gardens.
This is a practical photography event, so bring a camera, anything will do: digital, analog, even an old iPhone.
The aim of this event is to capture a series of 4-6 photos with which a story is told about something concerning either the theme or the location visited.
Event host: Andrew James Kirkwood
Location: Botanischer Garten, Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin
Meeting point: Outside the main gates at t the junction of Königen-Luise-Straße and Englerstraße / Altensteinstraße in Steglitz.
RSPVing to this event requires advance payment of: €2,50
Entrance to the gardens will cost an additional €5 – €8 depending on the numbers attending (less than 10 = €8, 10 or more = €5)
This is one of the most beautiful botanic gardens in the world and only a short bus ride from the city center, here it’s possible to wander through woods and meadows, stroll in minutes from the Alps to the Caucasus observe nature at its finest.
The Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum in Steglitz is one of the largest of its kind, covering in total 43 hectares, there are over 22,000 different plant species to be found here.
Built between 1897 and 1919 according to the plans of architect Alfred Koerner under guidance of the then garden director Adolf Engler, to present the specimens returning from the German colonies, it is laid out in three areas: an arboretum containing the tree and rose collections, an exposition of world-wide plants in geologically correct formations, and a systematic section containing c. 1500 plant species.
Fifteen glasshouses are arranged in geometric formation, including the tropical house covering an area of 1700 sq.mtrs, it’s one of the largest and best examples of early 20th century glass/steel construction.
Also to be found in the gardens are numerous pieces of art and sculpture have been erected over the years.
Every season here has it’s own charm, there is always something to discover and it’s a complete contrast to the usual cityscape preferred by the street photography.
It’s the perfect place for macro-photography and the range of natural colours, shapes and forms is quite spectacular, practice honing your photography skills at a more leisurely pace.
Reserve a place
Either use the form below or go to the Meetup website to book a place.
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Date and Time
February 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Please be punctual, because lateness is theft, it's stealing time from others.
Botanischer Garten, Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin
Meet outside the entrance to the gardens on the corner of Altensteinstraße / Königen-Luise-Straße.
Photos from Event
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Please enter your name and a title for your photo series as *required.
- Max image size: 2MB
- Max no. of images: 10
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