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The Jardin des Plantes is one of my favourite gardens in Paris. We visited on the weekend and caught the end of the dahlias and some beautiful autumn scenes. In the grounds is the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. The main hall with huge whale skeletons and taxidermy is reminiscent of the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Very Night at the Museum. We also checked out Alchimies by Sarah Moon – a photographic exploration of the museum and surrounding garden. Well worth a look. Afterwards we headed across the road to la Grande Mosquée de Paris for pastries and mint tea. All in all a pretty excellent day.

Sarah MoonSarah MoonFinal photograph by Sarah Moon, the rest by Sophia Kaplan.

Jardin des Plants: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

Alchimies runs until 24th November in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution.

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Miss Moss put me onto the great blog that is Old Chum. It’s actually a mix of old and new, but the images are always intriguing.

Old ChumOld ChumOld Chumtumblr_mj4a4whqN11qzyxjro1_1280Old ChumImage one: from Converted into Houses by Charles A. Fracchia & Jeremiah O. Bragstad, image two: Susan Worsham, images three & five: Ganna Walska, image four: La Clef de Verre by René Magritte.

My first issue of Wilder Quarterly arrived last week, thanks to a very good man.

Wilder

It’s a beautifully designed US magazine all about the natural world. This issue has stories about foraging for mushrooms in Finland, planting a winter garden, Kyoto’s Moss Temple, migrating butterflies and heaps more. I have a subscription now and I’m excited to keep reading.

Wilder Quarterly

Check out their blog here.

Cover images from Wilder Quarterly.

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