Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Birdhouses in City Park

Because everyone commented on the birdhouses in my last post - I thought I would post pics of all eight that we found.






These birdhouses were in a garden maze that we came across during our visit to City Park.


The long dangling things hanging from the one house depict the stilts that some of the houses are built on to keep them above the flood waters. (these obviously were useless when the levees broke but normally they do their job quite well)





The birdhouses are a permanent display in the park and they depict the different kind of houses found in parts of New Orleans.





You can see names on the posts of the different areas that comprise New Orleans such as Gentilly and Lower 9th.








16 comments:

Daryl said...

I cant recall all of them but along Charles there are shotgun, camelback, and double gallery houses ... did you get to the Lower 9th to see how the houses there are now .. and the ones that were rebuilt for the musicians?

aims said...

Yes we did Daryl. I will post some pics later on of what we saw in the Lower 9th and the upper 9th.

The architecture in New Orleans is so beautiful. No wonder my heart yearns for it continually.

Maggie May said...

They are absolutely amazing. Any bird would be pleased to live in one, I should think! I love them!

Leatherdykeuk said...

How utterly delightful!

Mean Mom said...

Fascinating! Love the last one, in particular!

Dr.John said...

Too good to be bird houses. They are bird mansions.

Lane said...

They're just wonderful. I love the yellow one!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

They're so unusual aren't they. I wonder what the birds think. Luxury I suppose.

Thanks for posting these delightful pictures.

CJ xx

distracted by shiny objects said...

Oh, yes, those are fabulous. Bird mansions--too right:>)

rosiero said...

I wish I were a little bird -
And not a little mouse.
I'd live in New Orleans
Inside a little house.

lisaschaos said...

Those are really cute birdhouses! Now if I could add water to one and live it it would be awesome!

The Dells are about 2 hours south of us. :) So not too far away. :)

Akelamalu said...

They are really lovely!

Potty Mummy said...

I was just wondering - are they inhabited?

Melanie said...

What amazing birdhouses! I do like the French influence on the architecture.

Salute said...

Awesome birdie mansions.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

What delightful little houses - lucky birds. M xx