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A cold winter afternoon, the Botanical Garden, Uppsala. | by Lebing Gong
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A cold winter afternoon, the Botanical Garden, Uppsala.

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The Uppsala University Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden. It was founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder, professor of medicine. The garden was then situated in the centre of Uppsala, close to the river Fyrisån (the picture). The garden was used for teaching students botany and pharmacy. By the end of the century, more than 1 800 species were grown in the garden, many of them for the first time in Sweden. In 1741, Carl Linnaeus became professor of medicine at Uppsala University and responsible for the neglected garden. Under his supervision, it turned into one of the foremost gardens of its time. (www.botan.uu.se/Historia/History.html). It took me many tries to finally get this image. Reddish evening cloud rendered the cold landscape with a little warm tone. I took it just when the lights was on, and a few minutes later, the moment has passed and all in darkness.

 

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Taken on February 4, 2012