Saturday, August 29, 2015

Them dinosaur bones....



I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that an excursion to the museum has to be one of the best school trips ever! Fun and fascinating at the same time, can't hope for more than that. A last few shots from our visit on Monday. Atop the stairs in Thursday's post is like walking into 1920, j'adore the display cabinets filled with weird and wonderful creatures from around the world.


The Diamonds to Dinosaurs exhibition is popular with the visiting school groups..


Unexpected surprises..


... and another glimpse of that fabulous ceiling..


I'm thinking this might be the only time I get a shot of Percy Pelican in flight :)The museum is going through some major developments, see future plans here, completed by 2020, it looks amazing but I will miss that nostalgic feeling walking up that marvelous staircase and into a different era.. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..


27 comments:

  1. What a fantastic museum, Grace!! I would love to spend some time there!! Your captures are the next best thing!! Thank you, as always for sharing!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!!

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  2. I always loved a visit to the museum when I was a kid - not sure which displays were my favourite since the whole place was so fascinating, Grace!

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  3. I adore finding these museums, even when we're on vacation! My sixth grade class road the train from Lansing, Michigan to Chicago and one of the places we toured was the Field Museum in Chicago! Just as fabulous as this! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Well, well, I love dino. We have several sites in Switzerland, especially in Jura, where we can found lot of fossils, proof that the sea was there. facinated.
    Have seen the museum in New York. Fascinated ¨

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  5. Nex poste will be pelicans in Basel museum. Transmition de pensée.

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  6. Dinosaurs have always been my favorite thing in any museum!

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  7. Try as I might, I've never yet been able to kindle any kind of interest in dinosaurs. I much prefer the pelican!

    Yes, I like stormy weather. But not when it lasts for months and months!

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  8. What a museum. Not only the exhibit is interesting but the building that houses it is too.

    Glad you liked the cake. When you remove the cards there was a 3 layer Victoria sponge inside.

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  9. I could be quite happy working in a museum. This one stands out beautifully!

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  10. You don't have to be at school to enjoy a museum. I can't wait for our Zoology Museum here in Cambridge to re-open, it's been closed for refurbishments for over a year.

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  11. That looks like a fabulous building and exhibition Grace. If only flying Pelicans were that easy to photograph in real life...

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  12. What splendid archtiecture in the museum. And atmospheric lighting too. Adore Percy.

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  13. The building has great bones! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  14. Wow, I loved that little tour around the museum. Lot's to see there. I also love it when the building housing all those treasures is just as much of a treasure as the things inside.

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  15. It is the time of changes I think, every museum has to renew their way of exhibitions. Here the magic word for it is "expierence". You can't just walk and look around in a museum anymore but you have to "feel it". Sighhhh....I like the old buildings as they are.

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  16. It really is a beautiful museum!, Grace! Just why didn´t Ingo and I go?!!! We just "played" outside...
    Hopefully we get the chance next time and it´s not all changed!

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  17. Hopefully they will keep the best of the old and integrate into the new. Those 'windows' look amazing.

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  18. It;s a wonderful museum. I love that pic of the stained glass windows, beautiful!

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  19. Très beau musée, j'aime les fenêtres et le plafond, magnifiques. Les enfants devraient y aller plus souvent.

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  20. What a classic wonder-arium!





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  21. A beautiful building for a great museum!

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  22. Never been to a museum with Dinosaur bones. Sure would have been fun as a kid!

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  23. I love the shot down the aisle past the exhibits of animals.

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  24. I love, love, love natural history museums such as this.

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  25. Your photos are brilliant, particularly the glass cabinets and green carpet, and the lighting on the dinosaurs sets the right mood. Your Lost Diggers post was very poignant.

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