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National Botanical Garden - Photagraphy Museum Tour

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Country: Mauritius
City: Pamplemousses
Duration: 7 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Adventure

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Visit to the beautiful National Botanical Garden of Mauritius
Mauritius National Botanical Garden is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of them indigenous.
The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius.
The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse.
The botanical garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later to become the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. It is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among which are the famous Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more.
One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also exhibited here.

The visit to this beautiful stone building will definitely startle professional photographers as well as amateurs with its array of collections and worldly possessions mostly collected by some keen enthusiasts.
You can choose to opt for the guided tour profoundly offered by one of the family members of the museum founders’ or by one of their knowledgeable associates.
The guided tour of the museum lasts around an hour but as generously stated by Mr Breville (the museum founder) that “there have been people who were so lost on the picturesque display that they spent the whole day there”.
3. About the photography museum
Hidden behind the cobbled pathways of the back roads of Port Louis, you will be amazed by the trip down memory lane.
Born from the passionate love of Photography of Mr Tristan Breville and, his wife’s sparkling hunger for life little treasures, the museum was put in place in the late 1960s.Their daughter Marie Julie is now making it a family affair to safe keep the tradition rooted down in our human culture.
The Photographic museum greatly surprises visitors with one of the largest collections of exhibits, portrays and equipment used in the old ages mainly in the 1800s and early 1900s.
As far as photography is concerned, you will discover photography from its early roots when the principle of imagery copying was used dating back to the early 1800’s.
The museum also exhibits the daguerreotype process, named after the French associate photographer who successfully developed clear imagery prints on copper and silver backgrounds was first introduced in the late 1830s.
Mauritians were not left far behind in the cult of photographic imagery. A Mauritian with German origin bought one of the first daguerreotype cameras first on sale in France and from his noble camera came one of the earliest pictures ever daguerreotyped in 1842 and such is displayed at the museum.
The equipment displayed at the museum ranges from the press machine dating back from 1773 to the earlier Gaumont stereoscopic film used in cinema halls as from 1913.
The gallery includes earlier colonial sceneries of sugar barons and plantations as well as remote village way of life to the development of cities like Rose Hill and Port Louis pinnacle architecture.
Additional interesting facts on the photography museum
• In 1995 the museum was visited by 176 researchers worldwide in support of the role of photographic representation of the early days.
• The founder, Mr Breville participated in 12 exhibitions and has provided photographic documents to multiple publishers worldwide.
• The museum has and is participating in restoring old tabloids publications with evidence of daguerreotype. Through that, you will get to see a collection of over 400 newspaper cuts between the years 1839 to 1945.
• In establishing central iconographic documentation, the museum is an understated hub for journalists, students as well as researchers.
• These artistic and intricate work are commonly enjoyed by students and researchers for knowledge based quests.

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