More from this fascinating museum. At every turn there were visual surprises of all types – from the wonderful architecture and embellishments to the many, varied collections. And, while I have many other images from this recent trip as well as new local work to get busy on, I find it hard to break away from this particular treasure trove of images.
For brevity sake, I had previously referred to this museum as the Paris Natural History Museum. To be precise, it is officially titled the “Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy,” one of fourteen sites (four of which are in Paris) that comprise the French National Museum of Natural History.
The view from the third floor, looking down on dinosaurs and other extinct animals. That third floor balcony displays the invertebrate collection.
A side room on the third floor filled with ammonoids. In fact, that large object on the wall, next to the massive moose antlers, is an equally massive ammonoid,
A fine example of the architectural detailing present throughout the museum. The organic plantlike stair details are a fine segue into these lovely crinoids.
And one final view from another museum, the Musee D’Orsay.
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LOVE! I would love to visit this place. So awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Glad you liked it, Heather. There is still more th come from that shoot in the next few weeks.
Love your reverential treatment of these treasures. Don’t know how you accomplish it, but these photos—as do all of yours in general—show your feelings about the fossils.
So nice to hear from you again Linda. I could have stayed at that museum for days. Wait – isn’t that what you say at the Louvre!
By the way, your greenhouse images are delightful. Best wishes for the holidays.
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