Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Gentler Side of Motor City...
Yes...I did promise to show the softer side of Detroit, didn't I? Some of you will recall reading about shuttered automobile assembly plants, abandoned houses and derelict buildings in my last entry (http://musingsbypaul.blogspot.com/2011/11/detroita-harbinger-of-things-to-come.html). Well, here are some aspects of the city that are downright awesome!
The last two images have a funny story. Apparently one of the attendants in the room saw me chasing the butterflies with my camera and said I should come to where she was standing. "Look at these two...they are posing for you." Indeed they were. I had to wonder if I were witnessing some sort of mating or courtship ritual.
The Butterfly Exhibit is in one of the earliest buildings in the Zoo, which was originally formed in 1912.
The Zoo has many more exhibits and wildlife than mere butterflies of course. Here is a link for more information: http://www.detroitzoo.org/Animals/Habitats/Wildlife_Gallery