Part II, Chapter 7: Malaise

During my visit to the menagerie in Paris, I entered an enclosure for tropical birds, and produced a field sketch.  Looking back, this artificial island reminds me of the constructed island at Walton that I sketched in my notebook from my bedroom window. Reflecting on my travels, my journey has been fruitful, but I am …

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Part 2, Chapter 6: Jardin des Plantes et Animaux

In the year 1867, Andrew Downs traveled from Halifax to Paris, where he helped to install the Nova Scotian display at the World Exhibition. Later that year, Halifax’s local newspaper, The Acadian Recorder, announced the seasonal opening of Downs’ Zoological Gardens, remarking on June 12th, 1867 that: “We presume that during his visit to Paris, … Continue reading Part 2, Chapter 6: Jardin des Plantes et Animaux