8.25.2008

9 New Orleans Audubon Institute INSECTARIUM




As an Architect, you get to do all kinds of cool things, like tour people's homes, go behind the scenes at some of the most historic building in the US, and play at museums while they are closed. Last week, I did two of the three. Lauren, Dante, and I toured the brand new New Orleans Audubon Institute INSECTARIUM. It was completely phenomenal...I totally recommend this to anyone in town. Lauren had a blast in the butterfly sanctuary, where butterflies live in a semi-natural habitat filled with beautiful flowers, natural light, and a koi pond with mini waterfall. The butterfly displays were my favorite...just take a look...












9 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely incredible! Lovely photos.

Megan said...

I read about the Insectarium and really, really want to go there! Did you get to sample any of the delights from the cafe?

kelli said...

These pictures are amazing!

Jessica said...

Megan, no. Since it was after hours, the bug chefs had all gone home. I'm not going to lie, I find the eating of the bugs disgusting to begin with, but even stanger that they would do it at the Insectarium. That is like going to the zoo, looking at the elephants, and then them offering you an elephant burger...

I'll pass on that part...

Megan said...

Hi Jessica,

I just moved back to New Orleans. I went to the Insectarium not to long ago and did a post about the butterfly display, too! Your pictures are so much better than mine. It is such a stunning display of color. I even bought off of ebay a butterfly display! I love your blog. Keep up the good work!

Here is my blog entry about the butterflies- http://lifeonlaurel.blogspot.com/2008/06/beautiful-butterflies.html

Jamey said...

i haven't been to see the real insects but just bought the 2008 butterfly calendar to try to fake those huge butterfly shadowboxes at perch. should go take a look at the real thing before i attempt my crafts project.

Jessica said...

Jamey,
you totally should, they were phenomenal...

BRIT said...

i want that last bug ... he is sooo cool!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow - this is amazing. The shape and color is so inspiring, and your photos are beautiful.

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