manchester museum

Thursday, 28 February 2013

I've been wanting to pay the museum a visit for a while, since I hadn't been for a couple of years, and I finally managed to go today.  I'd made an attempt last week but as soon as I set foot inside, I promptly walked back out again - I'd forgotten that it was half term, and so it was full to bursting with little kids, parents, mothers with prams and so on (I don't like crowds, and I abhor mothers with prams because in my experience most of them seem to think that prams double as battering rams to use on pedestrians).  Today it wasn't exactly quiet thanks to a couple of primary school trips going on inside, meaning that I had to plan my route around them so to avoid the little kids running back and forth and bouncing around in awe of everything.  They did seem sweet, but it's a little frustrating when you just want some quiet alone time!

My favourite exhibits usually involve either taxidermy or fossils (or both), but I particularly enjoyed the section of primate skeletons this time.  I find them both disturbingly creepy and pleasant to look at, somehow.  (I also really love how my trippy unintentional self-portrait turned out below; I'd thought about scrapping it but the endless reflections of skulls and mine in the middle of it all seemed kind of cool.)



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  1. Great post! I love the paper cranes and the starfish fossil.

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