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My London experience: Natural History Museum and Aquarium

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 07:29 PM by Solidaire
Updated August 27th, 2011 at 09:13 AM by Solidaire

There is an extensive collection of minerals, ore deposits, valuable and semi-valuable stones in the Natural history Museum. There are even asteroid pieces, rocks from Mars and from the Moon.


Here is a Uranium deposits from Cornwall, where the mineral was mined from 1873 to 1903.

http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/mi...uth-terras.htm

The deposit is properly encased to prevent any radiation from creeping through. Not a beautiful specimen,...
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My London experience: Natural History Museum

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 06:10 PM by Solidaire
Updated August 27th, 2011 at 09:11 AM by Solidaire

The Natural History Museum is an amazing place. It encompasses the natural history of our planet from the creation of our solar system to the present, explaining how it was created, the natural forces that shaped it, how life appeared, evolved, and affected it. Charles Darwin, who's statue oversees the museum's central hall, would have been very proud of it.

As with many other museums in London, this one is also particularly concerned with educating its visitors through fun and interaction....
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My London experience: The British Museum

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 07:57 PM by Solidaire
Updated August 26th, 2011 at 05:03 AM by Solidaire

The British Museum is the most exciting museum in London, a breathtaking journey through the history of mankind. Wing after wing, it holds priceless treasures from around the globe, and many of the civilisations developed by mankind are represented in its halls. It is impossible to admire its exhibits in a single day; I browsed only some of its Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek sections.


Cleopatra's mummy.

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My London experience: Greenwich (and more photos)

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 06:50 AM by Solidaire
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Greenwich is a suburb of London with great maritime history, and a World Heritage Site.
The Cutty Sark is also docked there, one of the most beautiful vessels ever built, but it is still under repair and I was unable to admire it.

Greenwich is where the Royal Observatory is located, famous as the site of the Prime Meridian and the defining point of the Mean Time.
A line that runs through its yard separates the globe into Western and Eastern Hemispheres, and it was funny...
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My London experience: The Tower and Westminster Abbey

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:54 AM by Solidaire
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Continued from the previous post about the Tower of London, more armour:

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Gilt armour of King Charles I, 1612.
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Armour of James II, 1686, reflecting the decline of medieval warfare and the use of gunpowder.
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