Monday, May 13, 2013

The weekend in Paris

Hello Everybody! Welcome back to my third blog post.

I'm glad to see you again. Today, I went to the Galeries d'Anatomie comparée et de Paléontologie  (Galleries of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology), in other words, a Skeleton Museum. It actually had human and animal body parts and some freaks of nature in formaldehyde. But I'll show the freaks of nature last.

First, I made my beloved Mama a Mother's Day card, but it was in the late afternoon because I spent my whole morning playing on video games instead of writing my Mama a card, so when we were about to go to the museum, I asked if I could have a bit more time so that I could write the card, but she said no, and I got a bit pouty for about 15 minutes. I got over it, and I learned my lesson. Love before games.

We went to the Galleries. Here is what I saw. First up, we saw animal skeletons. A lot of them.

Man and Apes

You have to look at such Design!

Skeletonized giraffe...looks scary!

Skeleton cute! (and a bit scary)

Don't you agree with me?

An Elephant. Not long ago, at night, a burglar came in this very place and sawed the tusk off this skeleton to sell it for money. Elephant tusks are quite expensive and illegal to sell. But fortunately, the man was caught by cameras and cops were literally waiting outside the door for the burglar. Now, they are trying to repair the tusk, and that's why it has a bandage.

A baleen whale,  with its baleen still there! The most amazing thing I learned was that its reproductive parts each weigh one ton!!!!

some animal's stomach!

A human right lung is larger than the left lung, at least I think.

The biggest one on top is the blue whale.

Now we go to the second floor, the dinosaur floor.

giant shell and antlers!

My, what big antlers you have! The better to knock you over with!

Last, the "monsters" or the "freaks of nature"! This is a two-headed baby lamb.

A skull of another two-headed animal

This is a skeleton of two lambs that were born stuck together. On the right you see a model of what it looked like.  Poor animals!
Now it's time for Find the 1-Up Mushroom!
Please leave your answer where it is. (I have a special gift waiting for you when I return if you find the most 1-Up Mushrooms.)
Where's the mushroom?

Thanks for reading!
Julien Rémy


  1. I think you are a little too clever at hiding that mushroom! I was looking for almost five minutes! Is it on the second shelf, behind that picture frame- or whatever that tri-folding thing is? You're tricky. I'm having so much fun reading your blog. I think I may be addicted:)

    1. Thank you! I enjoy reading your comments even more than hiding the mushroom!
      Yes Lisa, you are correct! It was near the tri- fold thingy. Lisa, you are in the lead--keep it up!

  2. Whoa, Julien did you find LaSalle's skeleton in that museum? That sounded exciting to look at many creatures bodies.
    Hayden and I miss you so much. We can't wait for you to get back and tell us more about your wonderful trip
    -Josh Nelson

    1. Well, Josh, unfortunately I did not find LaSalle's skeleton in all those other skeletons in the museum. I miss you, too, and I can't wait until I come home and see you. And I can't wait to tell you about my trip. Today, I'm going to the Louvre. The weather's been quite rainy. Tsk tsk. (that means darn in my language.)

  3. I was just joking! But it WAS a fact that LaSalle is French. Hey, it's rainy Here TOO! Cool! Things been boring without you.:( Tsk tsk!