Following In Darwin’s Footsteps


Sea Perch (Grouper)

Well, okay, maybe not actually ‘In’ his footsteps, but it was as close as we’re going to get. What am I talking about? The Museum of Civilization here, in QC, has a wonderfully large exhibit courtesy of London’s Natural History Museum, featuring a selection of Darwin’s collection. Which, you should note, is vast. But what they loaned to us here, was pretty amazing, and we spent a good couple of hours taking it all in.

So yes, guess what, I have pictures. Lots of pictures. If you bore easily, now’s the time to leave.

First up, some of the ‘huge’ specimens on display:

And then, other curiosities that I just couldn’t resist taking photos of:

All of this just makes me want to do a trip to London just to go see the ‘full’ collection at the Natural History Museum. Maybe, one day, right?

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6 Comments

  1. July 19, 2019
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    Oooh seems to me that you are visiting a lot of museum Alexandra! My fav is the dodo 😉

    • July 19, 2019
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      When it’s soooo hot out side, Sophie (35+) we head for venues we can visit with AC! So museum hopping it is. We’re doing a tour and lunch at the Parliament building on Monday! I’ve never been and wanted to see. Such a big nerd. 😉

      Oh, I loved the Dodo too. We were doing scenes from the movie Ice Age about the Dodos.

  2. Very cool Alexandra! This is something I’d love to see! I loved that you shared this 🙂

    • July 19, 2019
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      It was amazing to wander around, Christina. I took almost 300 photos! Thank god for digital. lol! So what you see here was just what I thought were the better photos.

  3. July 18, 2019
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    Ah, this is cool!
    I went to see them here in London a few years ago. Spent some hours there, but not sure i saw everything 😀

    • July 19, 2019
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      Oh, it was. A couple of hours of Oooos and Ahhhs.

      And if we ever visit the UK again, I’m making sure we spend a few days in London just to go to this one museum, and maybe the British Museum too. I’ll call you. 😉

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