Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Off today for what is becoming an annual pilgrimage with the kids to the Natural History Museum. (The Museum also has, by the way, an excellent website. We particularly like the Dino-directory.) The main attraction today was the fun (but pricey) Dino Jaws exhibition -- with seven moving animatronic dinosaurs. This is a baryonyx about to grab a fish:

The kids loved it to bits, and I did too. The other great thing about the Museum is its architecture: the whole building is covered inside and out with little carved animals and plants, climbing up the pillars and looking down from the balconies. I suppose it is meant to echo the architecture of a cathedral, but this time it is a cathedral to naturalism rather than the supernaturalism which is the driving force behind the more familiar cathedrals.

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