Friday, 16 April 2010
Natural History museum London
The gargoyles of wolves and snakes carved into the exterior of the building itself cajoled us as we queued. Waiting is not something we experience often- bags checked as we go in. Dinsoaur explorer books on sale for kiddies, explorer hats and backpacks, the butterfly house. So as i don't really care for the monkey to man exhibitions I discovered the minerals, the vaults where precious jewels and rocks from all over the world were exhibited.
This was a surprise- wave worn rocks from Macorna- hey that's a rural town in central Victoria not a wave in sight- I was a headmaster here when 21...
And a tree carving to commerate Darwin's 200th year celebration- along the ceiling of one of the rooms.
Lastly before catching the tube home again a photo of the Imperial college where my father studied in the 70's.