Entry Title: "Palmenhaus - Vienna"
Name: Werner Elmer , Austria
Category and Expertise: Buildings|Historic, Non-Professional


Entry Description: The Palmenhaus Schönbrunn is a large greenhouse in Vienna, Austria, featuring plants (about 4.500) from around the world. Linked by tunnel-like passages, the pavilions contain different climatic zones: a 'cold' house to the north, a temperate zone in the central pavilion and a tropical climate in the south pavilion. The Palmhaus was erected in 1881/2 to designs by Franz Xaver Segenschmid and the building was opened in 1882, under Franz Joseph I. One hundred and thirteen metres long, the Palm House consists of a 28-metre high central pavilion and two lateral pavilions which are three metres lower.

About the Artist:

I’m 50 years old and I live in Tirol/Austria. I think this beautiful surrounding and the fact I was working in tourism and love to travel have affected me to show people the beauty of nature not only in words but also with my own personal images. So I started to photograph in 2010. To perfect my hobby I attended the Prague School of Photography in Austria (2012 to 2014). I attended workshops by Julia Anna Gospodarou, Joel Tjintjelaar and Michael Levin and started a mentorship programme by Joel Tjintjelaar. With my images I don’t want to document buildings and things as they actual are - I’m trying to create an emotion and touch the viewer with my personal way of seeing things. I am convinced this is the right way to show my inner world of seeing things in the world, my personal feelings, my origin and my way of thinking.