Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oct 14, Part 16 - Museum of Natural History and gardens in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

The narrow path past the greenhouse and the Alpine garden opened into the glorious botanical mall in front of the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution (aka the Natural History Museum). It was after hours, and we couldn't visit the museum, unfortunately. But it was simply delightful to be here. I'd seen the museum in 2002, and it would have been fun to see it again with Lee. It's a several-hour project, though, as are the other attractions in the garden. The museum was newly renovated with an all-new cutting-edge central display around the turn of the 21st Century. It sounds strange, doesn't it? Why not just say around 2000? I suppose we should get used to it. Anyway, the museum is outstanding.

The rows of flowers go on and on.

Here we're part way through the garden, looking back at the Grande Galerie. It wasn't really this dark out. I wanted to expose for the dramatic sky.

I don't know that much about flowers except that I enjoy looking at them.

It was interesting to see so much color in the flowers contrasted with the fall season and the changing leaves.

Go to Part 17

I'm using this post for Floral Friday on October 2, 2009.

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