Theropod Thursday - More Adventure Dreaming

It's Theropod Thursday, and I wanted to continue the discussion I started on Tuesday regarding the call to adventure. First, about the photo. French artist Philippe Pasqua created this imposing, magnificent installation along the Siene in Paris. The work was requested by Charlotte Bruel-Matovic, daughter of the founder of the Le Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches, and is placed at the boat tour business' docks. (Bateaux-Mouches, by the way, translates to fly boats, indicative of the boats that made commerce all over Europe before the railways came.)

Philippe Pasqua's chrome "Tyrannosaurus rex" (actually a fashioned after a Tarbosaurus) at the Bateaux-Mouches docks on the banks of the River Seine in Paris. 

Philippe Pasqua's chrome "Tyrannosaurus rex" (actually a fashioned after a Tarbosaurus) at the Bateaux-Mouches docks on the banks of the River Seine in Paris. 

Since my visit to Paris last year, I have been dreaming of returning to Europe. There are so many places I'd like to go. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Pretty much all of Ireland. The Cornwall coast. Cathar country in the South of France. Venice. Friedrichshaffen in Germany. The list goes on. Paris again. I didn't get the chance to photograph this particular sculpture as well or as thoroughly as I had hoped to. I also didn't make it to see Monet's masterpieces at L'Orangerie. And Trix, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center's Tyrannosaurus rex, will be visiting the Musee national d'Historie naturelle beginning in June and staying through mid-September. I don't intend to miss her.

Where do you want to go? What adventures - dinosaur or otherwise - are calling you?