Saturday, April 5, 2008
The Frog Museum
Where would you find the world's finest frog museum? France, of course! Le Musee Des Grenouilles (The Frog Museum) is a charming institution housed in a 15th century building located in the town of Estavayer-le-Lac.
The pride and joy of the musem is a collection of 108 frogs. According to the website, around 1850, "a Napoleonic guards officer developed a fascination with frogs and started collecting them as a hobby. He extracted the innards through their mouths and refilled them with sand before putting them into displays." Now the little croakers portray amusing scenes of everyday life in France.
Though I pity the frogs, I must agree with the museum. "If it is originality you are seeking, you won’t be disappointed."