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June 2, 2015

The Conservatory Under a Lake

Pass by the air vent; proper access is reached via a door protruding from the ground and covered by trees just south of the main lawn (pictured above).
There, an unwelcoming locked door guards what looks like a bunker built-in to the earth. Behind the door a spiral staircase leads guests down to a 400-foot arched tunnel lit by rows of electric lamps. Today the lamps are no longer, leaving the tunnels dark. In photos flashes and long-exposure photography help create the appearance otherwise. On the other end of the passage is a room originally designed as a conservatory under a lake. The dome reaches nine meters (30 ft.) in height and is walled by more than 100 individual panes of three-inch thick glass. - - Sometimes Interesting

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 2, 2015 9:56 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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