england, day four – the national history museum!

people, places, various creatures

On our fourth day in England, we set off for London and one of our favourite places – The National History museum! Sadly, we just missed the Wildlife Photographer of the Year photo exhibition, but the NHS made up for it with an amazing butterfly farm. So, beware – lots of butterfly close-ups to follow in this blog post! :)

erik

On the train to London – enjoying some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans that Sarah bought at the Harry Potter set tour.
Erik was brave enough to try a soap flavoured one, but we left the vomit and bogey ones in the box!

the national history museum

We entered the NHS from the back exit and rode the escalator up into the earth itself!

the national history museum

Wall decorations the Earth Hall.

the national history museum

Sulfur minerals on display in the Earth Hall.

kirsty and catherine at the national history museum

Goofing about in the minerals section.

dodo at the national history museum

Seeing the Dodo always makes me a little sad. ♥

butterfly at the national history museum

After lunch, it was time for the butterfly farm! Generously equipped with Catherine’s macro lens, I was in heaven!

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

Butterfly enjoying over-ripened pineapple. The smell was… interesting…

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

Semi-rotten orange, yuuum… :)

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

butterfly at the national history museum

catherine at the national history museum

This one wanted to come home with us!

tea outside butterfly at the national history museum

Having tea outside after spending about an hour and a half with the butterflies.

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Back inside, through the front entrance this time. Saying hello to the Diplodocus, affectionally known as “Dippy”.

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We explored The Vault, which has the museum’s most expensive treasures. How about this diamond butterfly pin?!

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I just love opals – I could stand and look at their gorgeous colours for hours.

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Erik, Catherine, Kirsty, and Sarah, saying goodbye to Charles Darwin. Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful day out, Catherine & Co!

6 Responses

  1. Fantastic photos as always Anna. I just love browsing through them. And, it’s good to see Catherine looking so well. :-)

  2. Åh, vackra fjärilar är nästan förtrollande! Helt ljuvliga bilder. :)

    Lycka till i helgen! Jag vill ha en fullständig rapport sedan! :D

  3. Underbara bilder! Fjärilarna är ju bara för vackra!

  4. sorry I have to ask in english…what kind of lense did you use for these fantastic butterfly pictures? They are gorgeous!!!

    Anna Reply:

    It’s a macro lens, but not a VERY expensive one. It’s a Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, and it costs about 4300-4500 Swedish crowns. It’s probably cheaper in Germany, though! ;)

    Caro Reply:

    Thanks! I have to look it up for Nikon but it helps a lot to find a comparable one…Greetings from the south, Caro