Tuesday, August 21, 2018

another time in Jardin des Plantes

In 2015 we visited Jardin des Plantes, that wonderful botanical garden built by royal decree in 1635 with France's oldest zoo, green houses and a museum of natural history.
  Inside the museum on an upper floor overlooking the skeletons of dinosaurs, we stumbled upon a photo exhibition of the staff's work life during the German Occupation.

Almost the same scene as above but with snow.  The woman is a scientist we'll see below. Two keepers are feeding the lion.

A scientist is trying to organize the museums' papers!

 Here's her working cataloguing skulls!

Cara - Tuesday


  1. Oh, Cara, imagine what it must have felt like, trying to keep the zoo animals alive amidst all that destruction and turmoil!! Love looking at the old photos.

  2. The guy with the files reminds me of my days as a lawyer. Hmm, come to think of it, so do the skulls. :)