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CONSERVATORY AT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY

Here are some photos from the Huntington Library’s Conservatory. It’s divided into several sections, like rainforest, cloud rainforest, and bog.

a carnivorous plant

the glass dome

a fan palm

some sort of fish, maybe a plecostomus.

another pleco

some other sort of fish that’s pretty

this plant is just one leaf! it’s a 15-foot tall leaf that’s a compound leaf, divided into many leaflets. it’s an amorphophallus titanium, otherwise known as the stinky corpse flower.

a pretty water plant

 

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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in architecture, nature, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – GARDENS

There are some lovely gardens and inner courtyards at the Cloisters.

 

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in architecture, art, nature, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – GARGOYLES

Here are some cool gargoyles at the Cloisters. Sorry, some of them are blurry. No flashes allowed at the museum.

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – WINDOWS

Here are some of the many stained glass windows at the Cloisters.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – ARTWORK

Here is some artwork that I saw at the Cloisters that I liked.

A base, probably for a statue, with a carving of Eve and the Serpent/Lilith at the apple tree in the Garden of Eden.

A painting of a dragon. Or more specifically, a wyvern I think.

A column base, I think, carved like a lion.

A painting/mural of a lion that I liked.

I really liked this depiction of Mary. The picture is a bit blurry but you get the idea.

A pitcher shaped like a dragon. I like dragons. There’s a small knight or person sticking out of its mouth which is funny.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – ARCHITECTURE

So now I’ll post some photos of when I was in New York at the Cloisters, which is an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a quote about it:

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

I’ll start with some architecture.

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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EVEN MORE BIRDS

While sitting at my window watching my hummers zip around and feed, I noticed two other birds, one of them an orange house finch and another may have been a female finch. They were watching the hummers and probably thinking, “why doesn’t anybody feed US?” I want to get a regular bird feeder now, but then I might have bird crap all over my patio and I’d have to clean it up. But this is an awesome feeder and I want it. It’s $25, which doesn’t seem to bad for a funky bird feeder.

 

And then after you get that bird feeder you can get this fish tank:

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in animals, architecture, birds

 

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