Monday, November 25, 2013

Let's take a closer look at the Natural History Museum in London

When you arrive at the Natural History Museum in London, this is the sight that greets you. The building is stunning! My favorite part about it is that the building was actually built in 1881 with the intention of it being a Natural History Museum. How rare! Most of the museums I have encountered in my life seem to be in repurposed buildings. What this means for the Natural History Museum in London is that the entire building contains details rich with flora and fauna in every nook and cranny. There are relief sculptures of animals and plants everywhere! Try to find some in the pictures I've taken... 
Do you see the dragon-like creature guarding the windows here?
And do you recognize these unique animals? Perhaps they were real or perhaps they were imagined.
Even the interior is covered in details. Here, sculptures of fossils line the walls and decorate the columns.
The main hall's centerpiece is this complete dinosaur skeleton, but what catches my eye is still the details in the building!
How oranate!
This is a view toward the entrance of the building, looking through the dinosaur.
And of course, I looked for the plants, which are interestingly all over the ceiling of the grand hall. Look at all those gorgeous illustrations of plants. I could spend hours just laying on the floor gazing up at these.

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