Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Things I Saw Today

Natural History Museum

The Mammal Room at the Natural History Museum


Snakes really went for a particular design feature, didn't they...

London Pigeon

Elephant and Castle Station... an ok place to be for old city pigeons.


Stephanie Roth said...

What an odd collection of animals!

Viviane Schwarz said...

I agree... that's mammals for you I guess... on the top gallery they have a collection called "whales, dolphins and dugongs" I think, and in that is a sort of prehistoric wolf. It's there as the ancestor of the lot, whales and all. It seems to me that just about every mammal descended from sort of a wolf. I remember seeing a reconstruction on TV of the ancestor of the sheep, and it also was sort of a wolf, but with bigger haws which it used to crack open sea turtles on the beach. Odd, no?

Viviane Schwarz said...

Jaws not haws.