Monday, September 21, 2009

Botanical Gardens of Curitiba, Brazil

Jardim Botanico Noturno
Estado do Parana - Brasil

postmarked in 2009 with a machine stamp

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The Jardim Botânico de Curitiba, in Portuguese, or the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, in English, is a park located in the city of Curitiba, the capital of the state of Paraná, and the biggest city in southern Brazil. It is the major tourist attraction of the city, and it houses part of the campus of the Federal University of Paraná.

Opened in 1991, Curitiba's trademark botanical garden was created in the style of French gardens. Once inside you will see extensive gardens in the French style in the midst of fountains, waterfalls and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which shelters in its interior, plants characteristic of tropical regions.

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