Friday, December 30, 2011

North Bay Park - December

I do have photos for North Bay Park from December. The camera is not with me at the moment and apparently I didn't load them onto my computer. As I'm heading home for the holidays with my family, I'll put them up when I get back, which unfortunately, will be January.

Dossin Museum

After we left the conservatory, we went to the Dossin Museum on Belle Isle. Apparently the museum is going to be undergoing some construction to upgrade it's wiring and whatnot as well are an overhaul of the exhibits in the main hall. It was snowing off and on while we were watching the boats go by.

This is an anchor from the Edmund Fitzgerald. It sits just outside the museum.

The BBC EMS downbound.

The Algoma Discovery, it's bow covered in snow.

The Manitoba. The river was calm enough that you could see the bow wake pretty well. These boats move a lot of water.

The Manitoba emerging from the snow.

The conservatory from the Dossin Museum.

A tug upbound with a barge. I don't recall which tug this was.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Belle Isle Conservatory

The conservatory on Belle Isle was built in 1904. The building was designed by Albert Kahn, who also designed the aquarium which is adjacent to the conservatory. The conservatory is nice, but I was underwhelmed. I think I like the conservatory at the UofM Botanical Gardens better, even if the building isn't as attractive.

A picture of the Koi pond. This lies between the conservatory and the aquarium, which is out of the frame to the left.

The aquarium with the conservatory in the background.

Above the entrance to the aquarium. The aquarium was closed in 2005. It will be open to the public on February 4th for one day, though the exhibits will remain empty. I would love to go, but I will be attending a conference for work.

A lovely flower. I'm not sure if this is an orchid or an iris or something else entirely.

Another beautiful flower.

Some small flowers on a tree. I'm surprised they turned out as well as they did, considering the camera I was using.

The fern room. The walk way through it was closed. When I asked about it, it is because the concrete gets slippery and people are likely to fall, resulting in lawsuits.

Another pretty plant. I know know if this is a flower or just colorful.

A Poinsettia. As I was getting ready to take the picture, water leaking through the roof dropped onto the plant.

A view of the cactus room.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Swans 12-2-11

I went to North Bay Park last Sunday. This picture is from the 2nd, but the swans were still there on the 11th even though most of the enclosed water was frozen. I'm hoping to get back there tomorrow and see if they're still there.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

No updates

I have not updated recently as I haven't been out taking photos. I will try to either get new pics up tomorrow or some for a previous excursion.