Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jardin Des Plantes; Aka Garden of Plants

The week of June 3rd revolved mostly around Penelope and the cool and wet weather. Her Mom was in London, enjoying a week off. We got out a bit, in between rain drops and high winds, but even our outings were not always successful. On the 4th we walked over to the Jardin des Plantes to see the flowers and to visit the museum, which has a children's area.
Another big park, with zoo and several museums

All presided over by Lamarck, "founder of the doctrine of
evolution" (Darwin filled in the details)

Le Petamaine, founder of the doctrine that the egg came
before the chicken

Alas, on closer examination, we discovered that all the museums in the park,
including the sought-after kiddie areas, were closed; contrary to the theory that
only the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays
So we spent a fair amount of time smelling the roses

And looking at some of the outdoor geology exhibits


Later we walked around a bit, and had lunch at a Chinese trattoria

Paris mosque

Still more flowers

And historical fauna

And then spent the rest of the afternoon at the neighborhood playground

Adventurous and adept; on a playmate's dad's 2 wheeler

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