Sunday 2 March 2014

The Natural History Museum

Partially in an attempt to make peace with the city of London, mostly because I love the museum itself I visited one of landmarks: the Natural History Museum. London's Natural History Museum is truly THE natural history museum, not merely A natural history museum. The first and last time I saw it I was eleven, during my very first trip to England. I had not been back there for all these years and yesterday was a rediscovery. I will post more about it in the upcoming days. I had wanted to go there in ages and more since I had missed Darwin Day. As a child, the museum gave me a crash course in the theory of evolution and in biology, among other things, that I never got at school. This museum made me discover and understand nature a bit more and our origins as a species. And it is a beautiful museum, architecturally speaking. This is why I wanted to upload first a picture of its main entrance. Walking in it is as much an experience as watching the displays. So there it is, I visited the Natural History Museum yesterday and you haven't yet you are missing something.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks like it was a church at one time? That would be fitting for a museum showcasing evolution.

Mantan Calaveras said...

Ooh, I look forward to hearing more. I'm a great museum goer myself, growing up with the California Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space and Science Center and the Oakland Museum all in easy reach.

Guillaume said...

@Debra-Good call, I thought the same.
@Mantan-There will be more. There is more already.