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London, England 2000

A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June 2000

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London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

Under the Guidance of Detective Schofield
(Note: descriptions may be incomplete)

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Statue of Richard Owen, first director of the Natural History Museum Statue of Richard Owen, first director of the Natural History Museum

  • Statue of Richard Owen, first director of the Natural History Museum
  • Statue of Richard Owen, first director of the Natural History Museum

Plaque laid by the queen Main entrance of the Natural History Museum

  • Plaque laid by the queen
  • Main entrance of the Natural History Museum

Statue of Captain Fred C. Selios Primate skeleton near the ceiling

  • Statue of Captain Fred C. Selios
  • Primate skeleton near the ceiling

Primate skeleton near the ceiling Evolution?  What evolution?

  • Primate skeleton near the ceiling
  • Evolution? What evolution?

Giant Sequoia tree rings Natural History Museum Architecture

  • Giant Sequoia tree rings
  • Natural History Museum Architecture

Natural History Museum Architecture Primate skeleton near the ceiling

  • Natural History Museum Architecture
  • Primate skeleton near the ceiling

Giant Sequoia tree rings Giant Sequoia tree rings

  • Giant Sequoia tree rings
  • Giant Sequoia tree rings

Giant Sequoia tree rings Ceiling of the Natural History Museum

  • Giant Sequoia tree rings
  • Ceiling of the Natural History Museum

Scott of the Antartic Display Ship of Scott of the Antartic Display

  • Scott of the Antartic Display (Sanitised version of him not being attacked by giant penguins)
  • Ship of Scott of the Antartic Display (Sanitised version of ship not being overwhelmed by giant penguins)

Fluorescent Minerals display Fluorescent Minerals display

  • Fluorescent Minerals display
  • Fluorescent Minerals display

Fluorescent Minerals display Phallic Malachite

  • Fluorescent Minerals display
  • Phallic Malachite

Escher like architecture of the Natural History Museum Picture of Roy Chapman Andrews

  • Escher like architecture of the Natural History Museum
  • Picture of Roy Chapman Andrews (supposedly inspired the appearance of the Indiana Jones character)

Picture of Richard Owen (First Curator of the Natural History Museum) The Emperor's Pike

  • Picture of Richard Owen (First Curator of the Natural History Museum)
  • The Emperor's Pike

The Emperor's Pike The Emperor's Pike

  • The Emperor's Pike
  • The Emperor's Pike

The Emperor's Pike The Emperor's Pike

  • The Emperor's Pike
  • The Emperor's Pike

Picture of Giant Auks Picture of Giant Auks

  • Picture of Giant Auks
  • Picture of Giant Auks

A geoscientist or frog?

  • A geoscientist or frog?

Moon rock (anorthosite) collected by Apollo 16 Memorial to the owl display with a pencil in its ear (now moved).

  • Moon rock (anorthosite) collected by Apollo 16
  • Memorial to the owl display with a pencil in its ear (now moved). Owls ears are not as obvious as people think.

Archaeopteryx plaster cast Fossil Ichtheosaurus Embryo in Ichtheosaurus

  • Archaeopteryx plaster cast
  • Fossil Ichtheosaurus Embryo in Ichtheosaurus

NHM Owl with Pencil in its ear Natural History Museum Mineralogy Department Divisional Cock

  • The Owl is Back! NHM Owl with Pencil in its ear. (ears in owls are not that obvious)
  • Natural History Museum Mineralogy Department Divisional Cock

Poetry Links and stuff

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

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