Obviously - the history of the zoo in French.
This building is right near the entrance to the zoo. It's the Galleries of Comparative Anatomy. I don't know if it's that old or what the history is. Below is a view of the main door.
This is the only picture I got of an actual animal at the zoo - a black swan. It's out of focus. We were still moving along pretty fast. I knew we had a lot to see and not much time left to see it in the light. I thought it was sort of funny that this swan was black, and that a white swan on a black background had figured prominently a day and a half ago (or whatever, accounting for the time difference; it seemed like another world already).
This was one of the first formal gardens we came to. I'm not sure if it's part of the Alpine Garden or not. We didn't go in. That's the mantra for awhile. There was still a lot to see.
One of the larger walkways was named after Cuvier.
I love the orange shirt and red hair contrasted with the greenhouse.
Here's an entrance to the Alpine Garden. Once more, we didn't go in. You could spend a long time enjoying these wonderful gardens.
I took this photo just past the greenhouse, but I can't quite place it on Google Earth. I don't find a building where this had to have been taken. I wish I could hop a plane and go check it out - and maybe stay for a few weeks - or months! I like the windows and I like the plant-form signs they had in the garden. We're nearly to the Natural History Museum now. It's part of this incredible and incredibly historic complex that's called the Jardin des Plantes. . . .