For (illicit) pictures inside the National Gallery/Cathedrals in general, see my instagram feed – because I am slowly but surely mastering the art of discreet phone photography.
I think I actually underestimated my lust for museums/history/etc o_O I have also been doing other things that aren’t museums, but I thought it might make more sense to post entries thematically at this point. Some of my better pictures I can’t release yet because they need to be reserved for magazines…hence why I haven’t been blogging since day 1 haha.
The 3D printing exhibition was very small and we sadly didn’t see any actual printing in action. But it was still a fun exhibit all the same. Here is an 18th century microscope. It has lots of scientifically necessary things like gold plated sculptures of angles and stuff on it.
also I just realised, while putting this post together, that I failed to get pictures of the outside of these buildings (which I’ll remedy in due course). (a) you can find out what it looks like super easily + (b) it’s too effing cold to take my hands out of my pockets to use my camera. #firstworldproblems
And because the Natural History Museum was right next door, we went for a oggle too – and it was brilliant; like walking into the kind of place one *imagines* a museum to be like, yet it exists. Everything from the stone-wood-glass cabinets to the cathedral halls and the animal skeletons suspended in mid-air. I could have just stood in the main hall for hours.
But honestly it was quietly surreal walking into this hall because I had seen so many pictures of it. The architectural shot you see is an expansion with my wee 50mm because old habits die hard and I still expand rather than change to my 24mm. In fact I haven’t used that lens in London yet! – expanding in post is less effort than freezing my fingers off trying to change lenses in a wet-cold London street, usually.
But anyway – Between that and all the exercise i’ve been getting lately, I’m helping myself to an extra dose of endorphins I think – dinosaurs makes everyone happy.
that and look at all the little birds! It’s a giant glass case of life-size hummingbird species. It was a bit sad because they are all, well, dead, but everything is so well preserved, the detailing is amazing. I want roughly the same number of birds in my aviary when I retire in a sea-side cottage in Raglan.
…aaaaand we end on more dinosaurs! I’m off to bed – classes start tomorrow, when I have to pretend to be a student rather than the tourist that I actually am.