Friday, March 27, 2015

A Trip to Paris - Lots of Animals - Day 3, part 1


On Saturday we wanted to visit the Catacombs, but the line outside was enormous. We didn't want to spend half the day waiting, so decided to go somewhere else.


I had a look at the map to see where we could go.


We decided on Jardin des Plantes.
(Garden of plants)
It's a big garden with several museums. There was a statue of some guy at the entrance to the gardens. I think he had something to do with plants.


At the back of the statue was another statue.
This time it was the plant guy and a woman who seemed to comfort him.


We went to the building that housed the Grand Galerie de l'√Čvolution.


The first thing I saw when we enterd the musum was this big skeleton of a whale.
Impressive.


There were all kinds of sea animals, like this squid.


I'm swimming with the fishes!


Wouldn't want to get to close to this guy's teeth.






The blue light really made me feel like I was underwater.


When we finished looking at all the fishes and water birds, we went to the next floor where a polar bear was looking at me!


I also spotted this walrus.


Then I turned around and saw this large parade of animals. It was unsettling and very surreal.


They were all mounted animals, but they looked really lifelike.


There was even a distant relative of mine among the animals.

This exhibition was really weird and cool and I took lots more pictures.
I will show you more tomorrow.

3 comments:

Jerry and Ben said...

Those are some beary cool animal shots! That big white polar bear looks especially regal!

Hammie Hamster said...

All those animals! Nice post!

Alexander Mackenzie Bear said...

Hmmm... I hope that parade of animals isn't a parade of those heading for extinction!