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the Negligent Observer

15 February, 2010

It’s been a while. Many apologies.

Of my Paris wish list, I succeeded in visiting one out of three, but saw a-plenty to compensate missing the other two.

Buttes

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, billed as the ‘Best Park in Paris’ by some blog (never trust those damn bloggers) seems to be a popular hangout for teenagers to drink alco-pops on weekday afternoons.  On the other hand, it has brilliant views:

buttes2.jpg

And far better than Bonnier de la Mosson is the Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée, which sets an impressive collection of skeletons of all sorts and sizes in a gorgeous 1898 building (designed by Frederic Dutert, for the curious).

There is a bounty of bone photos to be shared, and shared they will be.

Bones

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. John gerbner permalink
    22 February, 2010 3:59 am

    I haven’t been to Paris for almost 40 years, but now I want to go back – to visit the Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée!
    See my comment and the interview with Brian Dettmer for a peice that reminds me of these skeletons.

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