Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
When I had been in New Orleans on a previous occasion with my wife, we had considered visiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (location) but opted instead to take the Canal Street ferry ride across the Mississippi River to Algiers Point. For those who are visiting the French Quarter or the Harrah’s Casino, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a very short walk and is close to the shops along Canal Street and the Shops at Canal Place.
On this visit to New Orleans, I decided that the alligators waiting for me in the swamps and bayous would have to wait until after I had had time to tak e a look inside the impressive building housing the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Once inside the doors, the visitor finds a multilevel arrangement of exhibits in ponds surrounded by tropical forest as well as multiple aquariums housing both fresh water and salt water creatures.
The main feature is the tunnel under the fish. Always interesting to walk throguh such tunnels and view the fish from all angles.
Once I had taken a look at the rest of the exhibits I walked back outside into the sunshine and was going to take a few more photos of a certain car but alas, it was no longer there.
Oh well, the sun was still shining and the sky was still blue, so off I went to explore more of the sights and sounds of New Orleans.