Sunday photoblogging: Natural History Museum, London

by Chris Bertram on December 21, 2014



Sasha Clarkson 12.21.14 at 10:04 am

…. a Victorian temple dedicated to rationalism?


Barry 12.21.14 at 12:58 pm



chris y 12.21.14 at 1:44 pm

Is that the tail of the Diplodocus foreground centre?


Z 12.21.14 at 4:15 pm

That’s a beautiful picture!


MPAVictoria 12.21.14 at 4:31 pm

Wow Chris, that first picture is just fantastic.


Donald A. Coffin 12.21.14 at 5:11 pm

Lovely. For a not-so-lovey shot of the gallery at the Louvre wherein one can fight one’s way to the place where the world’s most famous painting hangs behind bullet-proof glass:


Chris Bertram 12.21.14 at 8:15 pm

It is indeed the tail of the Diplodocus, chris y.


dr ngo 12.22.14 at 12:07 am

I usually have little to contribute to this blog – though I lurk regularly – but I would like to mention that I have sung a concert from those steps, the season I sang with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. That is all.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© 12.22.14 at 12:09 am

Thanks Chris. And Donald.


Niall McAuley 12.22.14 at 8:34 pm

Diplodocus is, of course, a famous victim of the principle that a species is known by the first name officially published, even if it is not known that the named fossils are from the same species until much later.

So, many years after Diplodocus became famous under that name, it turned out that its official scientific name is one given to an earlier, but very incomplete, fossil find, called by its discoverer Megatodgersaurus.


Michael 12.24.14 at 9:34 am

Those Victorians didn’t fool around when it came to public architecture. The natural history museum at Oxford is a pretty nice building too. I guess it was the peak of the Empire and the industrial revolution and they had a lot of money to spend. And a lot of exceptionalism to portray in the architecture.

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