Natural history and gardens

Damjan and I wanted to go see a show in London but it seems like the theatres take a break on Sunday. The only shows on were Stomp and the Blue Man Group, both of which we have seen.

So instead, we visited the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and Kensington Gardens. Today was sunny, windy and cold.

The Natural History Museum is housed in a beautiful massive terracotta Victorian building, purpose-built to house the collection. I took this photo from in front of a cross-sectional cut of a 1300-year-old sequoia tree on the first floor landing.

We learned about how humans fit into the primate family and our evolutionary links.

This is Royal Albert Hall, the famous concert hall opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Damjan is looking at the Albert Memorial, which I thought was just a little too big and a little too gold to take seriously.

The statue of the man on the horse is called ‘Statue of Physical Energy’. The sun was shining on the statue-man’s face and I thought it was very neat, the way he was shading his eyes. I wonder if the alignment was deliberate?


  1. natalie says:

    I’ve always loved the look of the Natural History Museum – almost a cathedral to science. Perhaps another London museums excursion is in order. Have you been to the V&A?


  2. joanium says:

    Hi Nattie, I haven’t been to V&A. I would love to go back to the British Museum, the big one, as the last time I went I had to rush through it.

  3. natalie says:

    Right. London excursion definitely in order at some point then. Are you still about in the summer? If so, would you be interested in going promming? I’m considering organising a group excursion for at least one concert – there must be one that I can get the assembled company of my circle of friends to agree on 🙂

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