Paris: The Museum of the Hunt
The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is an odd little place in Paris, a museum that combines historic weaponry and taxidermied animals with art from various periods, some of it contemporary. It's macabre, creepy, bizarre -- and in some parts, quite beautiful.
|Not a real owl. We asked.|
| From what we could tell, this is|
a mangled teddy bear in formaldehyde.
|I was quite taken with this lopsided, one-horned guy.|
|His expression was rather pensive.|
| I adored this sculpture by Janine Janet, but it was impossible to photograph |
effectively. Here's a not-terrible photo of his top half by someone else.
The God of the Forest looked like a birch tree come to life.
| The falcon caps were beautiful but depressed me.|
The falcon's eyes are covered while wearing them.