i like museums
i like museums


places i would like to visit, pretty things. museums and libraries.


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fairymascot:

the other day i went with a friend to the museum, and outside its entrance, was greeted with this:
eight cats. sitting there. perfectly still. everyone around them was cooing and taking pictures but those cats did not budge. for a moment i was actually wondering whether that was supposed to be some sort of experimental new performance art.
but then one lady came out of the museum and they all got up and followed after her. good god, i hope they’re her cats. i hope they do this everywhere she goes. just follow after her and patiently wait outside every building she enters like the world’s most disciplined children.

fairymascot:

the other day i went with a friend to the museum, and outside its entrance, was greeted with this:

eight cats. sitting there. perfectly still. everyone around them was cooing and taking pictures but those cats did not budge. for a moment i was actually wondering whether that was supposed to be some sort of experimental new performance art.

but then one lady came out of the museum and they all got up and followed after her. good god, i hope they’re her cats. i hope they do this everywhere she goes. just follow after her and patiently wait outside every building she enters like the world’s most disciplined children.image

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Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum, London

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afrikan-mapambano:

European museums are full of artifacts that were looted from Africa by European colonial governments ,Their home is Africa European countries must repatriate these artifacts to their African owners in Africa







Why does no one else in the museum understand this? Why was I, a big supporter or this, looked down upon and fought with during my museum studies classes in university? Oh right, because museums are still run by white Europeans who will fight for what they stole.

afrikan-mapambano:

European museums are full of artifacts that were looted from Africa by European colonial governments ,Their home is Africa European countries must repatriate these artifacts to their African owners in Africa

Why does no one else in the museum understand this? Why was I, a big supporter or this, looked down upon and fought with during my museum studies classes in university? Oh right, because museums are still run by white Europeans who will fight for what they stole.

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bakupuff:

tabiscoffee:

Seven story slide inside the St. Louis City Museum

NO, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FUCKER.
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FUCKER.
HOPE TO EVERY GOD IN THE UNIVERSE YOU ARE WEARING LONG PANTS WHEN YOU GO ON THIS THING OR YOU ARE GONNA HAVE A NIGHTMARE. 
YOU WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY BE SHITTING YOURSELF AND CRYING AT THE INTENSE FRICTION THAT LONG ASS SLIDE IS INFLICTING UPON YOUR BARE LEGS. AND OH? YOU WANNA GO BACK UP? YOU WANNA STOP?
TOO FUCKING BAD FOR YOU.
7 GODDAMN STORIES OF SATAN’S FLESH-TEARING ADVENTURES AWAITS YOU. 
YOU WANNA LAY DOWN?
HOPE YOUR SHIRT’S TUCKED IN BUTTMUNCH, OR ELSE YOU WILL FEEL SUFFERING WORSE THAN BEING WHIPPED WITH BARB WIRE ENTWINED IN STINGING NETTLE. YOU’RE GONNA WISH YOU WERE GRINDING YOUR BACK AGAINST A CACTUS RATHER THAN LYING DOWN ON THIS 7 STORY HELL.
SO SAY YOU DO WEAR CLOTHES AND TUCK THEM IN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT SUIT ON FUCKING MARS. WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN?
NO. YOU GO SLOWER THAN IT TAKES A MISOGYNIST TO REALIZE WHAT A VAGINA IS. YOU SKIRT DOWN THIS CHUTE OF TWISTED HORRORS SO SLOW THAT YOU’D PROBABLY BE DEAD BY THE TIME YOU REACH THE BOTTOM. HELL, HUMANS WOULD PROBABLY BE EXTINCT BY THEN.
MORAL OF THE STORY: JUST BECAUSE SLIDES LOOK FUN DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE.

bakupuff:

tabiscoffee:

Seven story slide inside the St. Louis City Museum

NO, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FUCKER.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FUCKER.

HOPE TO EVERY GOD IN THE UNIVERSE YOU ARE WEARING LONG PANTS WHEN YOU GO ON THIS THING OR YOU ARE GONNA HAVE A NIGHTMARE. 

YOU WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY BE SHITTING YOURSELF AND CRYING AT THE INTENSE FRICTION THAT LONG ASS SLIDE IS INFLICTING UPON YOUR BARE LEGS. AND OH? YOU WANNA GO BACK UP? YOU WANNA STOP?

TOO FUCKING BAD FOR YOU.

7 GODDAMN STORIES OF SATAN’S FLESH-TEARING ADVENTURES AWAITS YOU. 

YOU WANNA LAY DOWN?

HOPE YOUR SHIRT’S TUCKED IN BUTTMUNCH, OR ELSE YOU WILL FEEL SUFFERING WORSE THAN BEING WHIPPED WITH BARB WIRE ENTWINED IN STINGING NETTLE. YOU’RE GONNA WISH YOU WERE GRINDING YOUR BACK AGAINST A CACTUS RATHER THAN LYING DOWN ON THIS 7 STORY HELL.

SO SAY YOU DO WEAR CLOTHES AND TUCK THEM IN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT SUIT ON FUCKING MARS. WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN?

NO. YOU GO SLOWER THAN IT TAKES A MISOGYNIST TO REALIZE WHAT A VAGINA IS. YOU SKIRT DOWN THIS CHUTE OF TWISTED HORRORS SO SLOW THAT YOU’D PROBABLY BE DEAD BY THE TIME YOU REACH THE BOTTOM. HELL, HUMANS WOULD PROBABLY BE EXTINCT BY THEN.

MORAL OF THE STORY: JUST BECAUSE SLIDES LOOK FUN DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE.

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medievalpoc:

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS BECAUSE I WASN’T
Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library





A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. “We’ve been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling.”

Detail of a unicorn on the grill in Geoffrey Fule’s cookbook, England, mid-14th century (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 137r).
Experts believe that the cookbook was compiled by Geoffrey Fule, who worked in the kitchens of Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England (1328-1369). Geoffrey had a reputation for blending unusual flavours – one scholar has called him “the Heston Blumenthal of his day” – and everything points to his hand being behind the compilation.
After recipes for herring, tripe and codswallop (fish stew, a popular dish in the Middle Ages) comes that beginning “Taketh one unicorne”. The recipe calls for the beast to be marinaded in cloves and garlic, and then roasted on a griddle. The cookbook’s compiler, doubtless Geoffrey Fule himself, added pictures in its margins, depicting the unicorn being prepared and then served. Sarah J Biggs, a British Library expert on medieval decoration, commented that “the images are extraordinary, almost exactly as we’d expect them to be, if not better”.

A lady bringing the unicorn’s head to the table (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 137v).
The recipe for cooking blackbirds is believed to be the origin of the traditional English nursery rhyme “Sing a song of sixpence / A pocket full of rye / Four-and-twenty blackbirds / Baked in a pie.” Professor Trump added that he was tempted to try some of the recipes, but suspected that sourcing ingredients would be challenging. “Unfortunately, they don’t stock unicorn in my local branch of Tesco.”

The remains of the unicorn (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 138r).
-Sarah J Biggs (British Museum, London)

medievalpoc:

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS BECAUSE I WASN’T

Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library

A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. “We’ve been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling.”

image

Detail of a unicorn on the grill in Geoffrey Fule’s cookbook, England, mid-14th century (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 137r).

Experts believe that the cookbook was compiled by Geoffrey Fule, who worked in the kitchens of Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England (1328-1369). Geoffrey had a reputation for blending unusual flavours – one scholar has called him “the Heston Blumenthal of his day” – and everything points to his hand being behind the compilation.

After recipes for herring, tripe and codswallop (fish stew, a popular dish in the Middle Ages) comes that beginning “Taketh one unicorne”. The recipe calls for the beast to be marinaded in cloves and garlic, and then roasted on a griddle. The cookbook’s compiler, doubtless Geoffrey Fule himself, added pictures in its margins, depicting the unicorn being prepared and then served. Sarah J Biggs, a British Library expert on medieval decoration, commented that “the images are extraordinary, almost exactly as we’d expect them to be, if not better”.

image

A lady bringing the unicorn’s head to the table (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 137v).

The recipe for cooking blackbirds is believed to be the origin of the traditional English nursery rhyme “Sing a song of sixpence / A pocket full of rye / Four-and-twenty blackbirds / Baked in a pie.” Professor Trump added that he was tempted to try some of the recipes, but suspected that sourcing ingredients would be challenging. “Unfortunately, they don’t stock unicorn in my local branch of Tesco.”

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The remains of the unicorn (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 138r).

-Sarah J Biggs (British Museum, London)

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crookedindifference:

I spent the afternoon at the Hunterian Museum in London.

This is my favourite museum ever.



amnhnyc:

Happy National Fossil Day!

amnhnyc:

Happy National Fossil Day!



allthingseurope:

Chateau de Chenonceau, France (by bloomsday616)

allthingseurope:

Chateau de Chenonceau, France (by bloomsday616)

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awildofnothing:

apiphile:

jaggedfragments:

Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.

I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.

Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.

awildofnothing:

apiphile:

jaggedfragments:

Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.

I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.

Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.

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