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:: Thursday, May 08, 2008 ::

If It's Free, It Fits

Tuesday was a great day--free museum day! Two friends and I went out for some free culture. We started the day at the Conservatory of Flowers, which is like a greenhouse on steroids. They have different rooms for different climates--tropical, mountain highlands--that are brimming with flowers.

Downside Up Flowers

Their special exhibit was about butterflies, which is a yearly thing, apparently. The coolest thing is that they're not in cages--they just flutter around the room as they please. You can watch them feed from pretty flowers and feeders or just plain ol' hang out.

Proud Butterfly

This guy might have been my favorite.

Then we went to the de Young Museum and went up it's observation tower to get a look at the city and the bay. Didn't go through the exhibits, though. We took our time walking about of the park, and found this lake while we were at it:

Golden Gate Park - Hidden Lake

It was huge. There were people in rowboats and peddleboats enjoying the weather. Really neat. Then it was off to the Legion of Honor. We arrived about an hour before close and realized that the Annie Leibovitz exhibit was there. We only had to pay five dollars to get into the special exhibit and man, it was amazing. We spent most of that hour in awe. So cool. We bought our postcards in the museum shop and were greeted by this happy sculpture on our way out:

Legion of Honor - Glass Tree

First of all, San Francisco is one of the few places you could have this thing outside. (There was another one inside.) Number two... how cool is that?

Legion of Honor - Glass Tree close

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:: Kazen @ Always Doing 7:48 PM [+] ::
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Free Museum Day rocks my socks so hard! I wasn't able to get out and enjoy it (stupid finals...), but I'm glad you did! Beautiful pictures, too. I love that Chihuley sculpture in front of the De Young museum, too!
Your photos are fabulous !! (I arrived at your blog through random clicking on the internet.)

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