The Kibble Palace in Glasgow Botanic Garden. The glasshouse is framed by a magnificent magnolia tree in full bloom.
The Kibble Palace is one of Glasgow West End’s iconic structures and is one of my favourite West End ‘photography haunts’. The glasshouse was originally located in Coulport on the shores of Loch Long where it had been constructed by John Kibble (astronomer, engineer, photographer, entrepreneur and well known eccentric).
It was moved to the Botanic Gardens in 1871 and the structure enlarged before being opened in 1873.. The large dome was constructed at this point It contains the national tree fern collection, planted in the 1880’s.
Over the years I have taken numerous photos of the Kibble Palace this however is my favourite and I consider it one of my best.
This black and white print will work well in any room. The framed poster printed on high quality paper, with a partly glossy, partly matte finish.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black colour
• .75” thick
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
As a devotee of ‘art for arts sake’ and the late 19th century ‘aesthetic movement’ I value sensuality and beauty over practical, narrative or moral considerations. Rather than striving to make a point, I aim to give pleasure to the viewer.
I strive for a compositions that stimulates the visual senses. To this end I consider the subject matter, the colours and the composition.
Jim Byrne is a Getty Images contributor from Glasgow, Scotland.