Kyle and I made another trip to Luisenpark this week, and my favorite part, as usual, was the Schmetterlingshaus (Butterfly Sanctuary). I am always fascinated by this exhibit. It's a makeshift rain forest inside a mid-size greenhouse where hundreds of butterflies flutter around, occasionally landing on a child's outstretched hand (but more often rushing from one tray of sliced oranges to the next).
This setting is a photographer's dream world. I never spend less than a half hour here, patiently stalking these beautiful butterflies around their home, waiting for the perfect photo opportunity. I was really pleased with this trip's results. Maybe I was just lucky, but it seemed like the butterflies were a little lazy, resting longer than usual on the gorgeous greenery.
This will certainly be one of the many things I'll miss about Germany. I hope I can find another butterfly sanctuary near our next home. Visiting this one never fails to feel magical.
Other things I'll miss about Germany: