Friday, 5 June 2015

natural history

 Jurassic Park is real, there were baby dinosaurs.

I mainly wanted to visit the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs. I mean I do really like taxidermy and all that too, but as they are so old they don't look their best anymore and I am all for the museum's policy of not killing more animals in order to get a better display. Dinosaurs are about 90% more interesting anyway. A young Laura would have been so so happy to see them, and present Laura was fairly happy as well:-) I used to want to be a paleontologist when I was wee for quite a long period of time, and dinosaurs were kind of a big deal. I might have told this story before at some point, but apparently I even run away from home once because I was an aspiring paleontologist. And in my 5-year-old's brain the best way to achieve a career in paleontology was to run away from home and walk from Finland to Canada where I supposed all the dinosaurs were at. That didn't really go to plan, and almost two decades later I now got to see some dinosaurs.

It was only afterwards that I realised I hadn't been to see all parts of the museum, so I'll have to visit again at some point. But, to be honest, I was more into the architecture anyway (once I'd seen the dinosaurs). The museum is such a stunning building. I love the structures and the muted colours and the little statues. I wouldn't have even known that it was built specifically to be the Natural History Museum if I hadn't overheard a wee boy tell his parents that it was so and you could tell it from the animal statues incorporated into the building. I was a bit annoyed that an 8-year-old knew more about it than me, haha. Although I don't feel the need to let everyone know that I know something anymore, I'm still a bit of a know-it-all inside my head.. But all in all, I did really enjoy the museum!


The Non-Asian Asian said...

:) It looks like such a fun day at the museum!

Amy said...

It looks like an amazing museum! I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was little, too ♥
Amy xx

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Laura Mitbrodt said...

Wow this museum looks incredible, I love all of the dinosaurs

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

SO COOL! I always wanted to go through a museum! Love the photos x

Suzy said...

Oh wow! Beautiful place!

Enjoy your Sunday! ♥


Joanna Joy said...

It sounds like a lovely place.

Meg Kernaghan said...

That baby dinosaur! Woah it looks so real!

Imogen said...

So fun, I haven't been anywhere like this for ages, great to see your experience.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, and seems to be a beautiful museum too !
Makes me want to discover it !

Shaira Manalo said...

I'm going to visit the Phil National Museum this week! I can't wait to see stuffs like this too :) Great pictures!

Have a nice day!


Gail J said...

OMG i need to go to this place! I love anything dino<3

Sybil said...

this is amazing!!! :D

Have a great week!
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akiko hiramatsu said...

Such a great museum!
I am interested in a dinosaur.
It is mysterious, and they are cool.


Dainté said...

wow looks like a really great place there !

Hena Tayeb said...

Looks great.. I have been meaning to take the boys to the museum for sometime now.

Laura Jones said...

The Non-Asian Asian - it really was a fun day, lovely:-) and filled with museums, haha! x

Amy - doesn't it! and suppose it wouldn't be too late to have a change of career yet, dear! haha:-) xx

Laura Mitbrodt - it definitely is worth visiting, doll! xx

Kelsey & Kenecha - thank you, hun! x

Suzy - it really is! and thank you, love, hope you did too! x

Joanna Joy - and it is a lovely place, hen! x

Meg Kernaghan - haha! they kind of do, don't they, honey! xx

Imogen - hope you get yourself to a museum or something like that soon and have fun, lady! xx

meellgz - thank you! and you should definitely go if you're in london, pet! x

Shaira - hope you have the loveliest time there, chick! and thank you! xx

Gail J - you should go next time you're in london, darling! and dinosaurs are great, eh! xx

Sybil - thank you, gal! x

akiko - that it is:-) and me too, chicken! i wish i was still as into dinosaurs and as curious as i was when i was wee:-) x

Dainté - doesn't it, sweets! x

Hena Tayeb - ah, i'm sure they'll have the best time once you do, hon! x

Krysten Quiles said...

Oh heck yes, love Angel!

Laura Jones said...

Krysten Quiles - yes, krysten! knew you had good taste in tv series, dear! xx

Jenna Opsahl said...

God I loooooove the Museum of Natural History. I only went for like an hour when I went to London, but I am gonna go back this summer. It's just so beautiful and I love that it is a cathedral for natural beauty.


Laura Jones said...

Jenna Opsahl - it is such a beautiful place! and are you coming to london/the uk, dear? hope you'll have the best time! xx

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