Wednesday, August 5, 2009

At the Conservatory





We often take out of town visitors to the Conservatory, and we were blessed with an opportunity to do so. The conservatory is located on Belle Isle in Detroit and is full of wondrous plants. Here you see visitors, cacti and hibiscus. You can see more images of these things by clicking on the labels below on the right.

5 comments:

Jacob said...

Again, I'm amazed at your photos of Detroit - so different than what I imagined or have seen. (I was only there once, long ago!)

You might be interested to know that one of the photography magazines listed Detroit as one of the top 20 or so cities for photography!

B SQUARED said...

Love your macros.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Jacob and B. I really appreciate it. Detroit is an amazingly diverse and interesting city with both beauty and squalor, with very rich (auto industry magnates etc) and the very poor (those squatting in abandoned houses because they have no where else to live.)

From where I live, I can easily walk to examples of both the very rich and the very poor.

There is also everything from thriving industry to abandoned factories, from inner city to wild forests.

Rose said...

Love the smile on the child riding on her dad's shoulders...or I am assuming it is her dad.

And I love that flower below the cactus.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those were visitors to the Conservatory--I didn't speak to them, other than to take their picture, so I don't know. I thought they had nice smiles.