Way back in August, we took a trip into Nantes to check out the Machines de l’Ile, a mechanical art exhibition inspired by plants and animals. This also gave us the opportunity to view more Nantes street art.
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Thanks to jetlag, my first full day in DC I was up super early to roam the city while my friends had to work. First stop was the National Zoo! I had the chance to speed-walk through the grounds before most of the school groups showed up. The museum buildings have some great exhibits (the reptile and small mammals houses!), and I was impressed with the animal enclosures as well.
Animals spotted : zebras, gorillas, an orangutan hiding in a sheet, pandas!, komodo dragons, and gharials!
Animals missed : cool birds, lions, tigers, and cheetas
After the zoo, I cruised through the city and zipped over to Meridian Park, which features a really cool fountain.
I met up with Megan for a delicious Panera lunch (why don’t they exist in France??), and went to check out the National Botanic Garden. The entire museum is a greenhouse filled with interesting plant exhibits. They had a “rain forest” room, a hall filled entirely with desert plants, and an orchid room. A temporary exhibit featured medicinal plants from around the world, which was really interesting.