28 April 2009

Jardin Exotique - Last Look at the Grotto


Last day in the cave - these shots show some of the visitors so you can get an idea of the size of the grotto.

Animal bones have been discovered in this cave, which have enabled us to learn about the fauna, and thus the different climates of the Quaternary period. Red deer, Asian dogs, wolves and rhinoceros lived during temperate to hot periods, while reindeer, polar foxes and marmots related to cold or glacial periods.

The cave, interestingly, is always constant at 18.5 degrees and that's hot when you are climbing steps, which is what we are about to do tomorrow - we are on our way up and out!

7 comments:

maria said...

What an amazing journey! Monte Carlo underground is quite amazing: I'm referring to both the cellar of the Hotel de Paris and this cave....

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Very interesting cave exploring. I like caves! Thanks for your comments about the Frank Lloyd Wright Series. I was hoping it would be of interest to people. I have a few more days and then I will move on to different Chihuly, cactus and desert photos. I was in Morocco for the past two weeks so I wanted to make sure there was a series of something that would be informative and different for people to enjoy while I was away. Morocco was very interesting and, surprisingly, very French. A very different experience than Egypt or Jordan. It was a quite enjoyable trip. I will spend the next week catching up on everyone's websites and enjoying their photos. Thanks for your comments on my site. I have read them all.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Perhaps there is a connection between the two underground tours on which you have guided us through your posts. I wonder if the Hotel de Paris would like to take over this grotto if they run out of space in their existing wine cellar.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Beautiful and creepy ... I'm claustrophobic. xoxo.

amatamari said...

WOW!!!
Really beautiful ... wonderful color !!!

Babooshka said...

I'm really pleased you were allowed to take images in such an historic place. Cracking they have been too. I just love places like this, despite them not being good for by hair.

Yogesh Naik said...

Real spooky....

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