NOLA: French Quarter

These photos are from when I visited New Orleans on a work trip earlier this spring. It was my first time there and I thought it was a really cool city. Everything was very unique and interesting, from the architecture to the different cultural influences in everything (cuisine, language, etc).

Earlier, I also posted a gallery from when we roamed around in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on that same trip.

Grumman Greenhouse

Grumman Greenhouse is a sculpture by artist Jordan Griska, in Philadelphia. It is located right outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in the Lenfest Plaza.

Grumman Tracker II was a 45-foot-long cold war era Naval plane with a 73’ wingspan, used to bomb submarines. Griska obtained the decommissioned plane and folded the metal of the nose and body of the plane so that it appears to be crumpling into the platform. In addition, he turned the existing sections of the plane into working greenhouses, leading to the name of the piece – Grumman Greenhouse.

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