Monday, August 19, 2013

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IN LONDON IS THE WORLD'S BEST MUSEUM OF ITS KIND

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I LOVE THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IN LONDON AS WHO CAN FAIL TO BE FASCINATED BY STUFFED ANIMALS AND SKELETONS OF GIGANTIC AND WEIRD CREATURES LET ALONE PRECIOUS GEM STONES.

Plus the dinosaur or two!

Take the Tube to South Kensington station and it is a short, pleasant stroll to this free museum! 


 Opened in 1881, London's Museum of Natural History symbolised the height of the British Empire that was nearing its zenith! Not surprisingly, the museum resembles a vast palace with its elegant proportions that take the breath away today so when the Victorians came to visit the rare and exotic exhibits made possible by never-before expeditions to unknown lands, they must have been gob-smacked!








 London's spectacular Museum of Natural History is wider than Kee Hua Chee's puny arms and bigger than his imagination or maybe not




 This long necked dinosaur is the first exhibit to greet awe-stricken first timers



 Charles Darwin the great naturalist






 This fist-sized emerald is what I call 'big'


































































 The Aurora Collection is the world's biggest collection of coloured diamonds with almost every colour imaginable represented! Incredibl, amazing and stunning are the words that come to mind, let alone thoughts of how to steal them




















































 I just love the monkeys clambering on the walls and pillars on the first floor. They must have been purposely placed here to amuse Victorian visitors as the debate was then raging whether man descended from monkeys, apes and baboons!















 This globe with exquisitely fine and sharp spikes were made a century ago but to this modern day and age, no one knows how to do it!





 This quartz cluster is really, really big!



 A very rare example of Giant Squid! Look at the tentacles! I had to stand all the way pressed against the wall to take this photo



























 Now this is a sight to behold and write home about---a double narwhal tusks! These twin tusks of such size and length are rare to the extreme and I think it is worth to fly all the way from Kuala Lumpur to London just to see this miracle of nature. In olden days, such horns from narwhal whales were considered proof unicorns existed! The silvery, long, elegant and mystical narwhal horn certainly looks like it could fit perfectly on the head of a horse! I like this double horns so much I took heaps of photos for your edification

 This is the normal, single horn of the narwhal. Even so, it looks dramatic and impressive! 
 Now you can compare the length and size

 Single tush
 Double tusks





 This rhino horn is also worth a flight



1 comment:

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