I know a long list of photographers who come back to Olbrich Gardens time and again to take pictures. The exterior gardens are always open, and there is always something of interest, even during the winter. And, of course, the interior gardens are good during those cabin fever days when you miss the life of spring and summer.
The Thai Pavillion is part of the exterior gardens. A group of Thai graduates of the University of Wisconsin donated the pavillion to thank the city and the University for their time here. It is a stunner. I live by the gardens, and see the pavillion every day; even on the grayest of days, the gold shimmers like nobody's business. I have a lot of pictures, and most of them contain the whole pavillion, but I like the juxtaposition of this glistening exotic structure with the more everyday images of the pre-fab houses from the neighborhood.