The Oceanographic Institute of Paris

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The Oceanographic Institute of Paris, built by the architect Henri-Paul Nénot, was officially opened January 23, 1911.

The Oceanographic Institute of Paris was built on part of the former estate of the convent of the Sisters of Saint Michel. The convent was acquired by the University of Paris with the help of the state, the city of Paris and HSH Prince Albert Ist of Monaco

Details of the facade indicate and return to the role of the Oceanographic Institute of Paris to showcase the world of the sea. Standing out from the façade are crabs, jellyfish, seahorses and an octopus that adorns the wrought iron door.

Via Wikipedia. Translation from the original French by Google Translate.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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