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Conservatory Of Flowers - Pahavit's Universe

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Date: 1-14-2017 12:08 AM
Subject: Conservatory Of Flowers
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Tags:butterfly, conservatory, fern, field trip, flower, insect, san francisco, sculpture, statue
Conservatory Of Flowers


After doing an errand in San Francisco last Saturday, D. and I needed an indoor activity due to the cold and rainy weather, so we visited the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Here are some of the pics I took.


The façade.





Ornamental grates on the floor match the Victorian style of the structure.





Orchids in the Highland Tropics gallery.





Lily pads in the Aquatic Plants gallery pond.





A pale variety of pomegranate is in fruit.





Reflections of the glass roof in the lily pond.





A pitcher plant in the Aquatic Plants gallery.





A mossy bust at the entrance to the Potted Plants gallery.





Another bust seems to be contemplating the berries over its shoulder.





Pretty orchids in the Potted Plants gallery.







Anthuriums have very attention-getting flowers.





Fern fronds splay out to catch the light.





A spray of yellow orchids.





This gargoyle looks like it's about to cough up a hairball.





Butterflies flit about in the Special Exhibit gallery.







Outside the entrance is the gold aluminum sculpture, "La Rose Des Vents," or wind rose, by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.




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