Natural History Museum, London ~ architect Alfred Waterhouse. Both the interiors & exteriors of the building made extensive use of terracotta tiles to resist the sooty climate of Victorian London, manufactured by the Tamworth-based company of Gibbs & Canning Limited. The tiles & bricks feature many relief sculptures of flora & fauna, with living & extinct species featured within the west & east wings respectively. . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . . #myt
Chrysina aurigans (top) Chrysina limbata (bottom) Water droplets are everywhere in a tropical rainforest, reflecting light in all kinds of directions. This creates the perfect place for a shiny gold or silver beetle to blend in and appear as a flash of light, fooling potential predators. Costa Rica.
Where: London USP: Surround your loved ones with a world of adventure at the famed museum, originally built in 1881. With exclusive access to the Central Hall and the upper galleries, you can travel through time and space in a single sitting. Bonus points: Dinosaurs Price: £17,000 + Visit nhm.co.uk Picture courtesy of the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum How rad would it be to say you had your wedding at the Natural History Museum? In addition to the well-booked Grand Foyer, spaces for rent include the African Mammal Hall, the North American Mammal Hall and the historic Rotunda. Capacity: 100 max. Starting price: $8,500 for one space from 6 to 11pm.