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Taken at the Natural History Museum/Darwin Centre in London.

The 78m Cocoon is the climax of the Natural History Museum's two-stage, decade-long Darwin Centre . The eight-storey concrete chrysalis of science, housed in a steel and glass case, is an architectural metaphor, a fabricated conceit that protects 22 million specimens of insect and 3m samples of plant tissue.

The Cocoon is important because it extends the embrace of science. The Natural History Museum in Kensington, London, is the nation's biggest natural history attraction with more visitors each year than London Zoo, Kew Gardens and the Eden Project combined. The Darwin Centre now makes it possible for inquiring visitors to take a closer look at a greater proportion of the 70m animal, plant and mineral specimens hidden for most of the past 130 years in the vaults, laboratories and storerooms of the Victorian terracotta temple of learning.

Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

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Title:In Search Of Knowledge
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:8 Jun 2011 - 5:05 PM
Tags:Architecture, Architecture; Darwin Centre, Cocoon, London, Natural history museum, Science
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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 5:22 PM

his outfit and bag tie in well with the interior.lesley

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 5:51 PM

Love all the lines and shapes - nice lighting too Sarah

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 5:59 PM

Excellent image, Sarah!

Really well done indeed!!

Bill

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 6:12 PM

Thought I recognised it! We love the Cocoon, been there 3 times so far and I always end up with different abstracts (you may have noticed?!Wink) Love your composition and shapes here with the young man rushing up the stairs. I look forward to seeing more.........
Barbara

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 6:35 PM

so interesting Sarah and makes for a striking image, well done and thanks for the info too

Linda

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 7:50 PM

Love that red light! A composition with human interest passing through, I like that.
Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 12:12 PM

An excellent composition in all regards. Including the boy is the perfect touch for this, showing it in the use it was intended.

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 2:24 PM

Interesting write up Sarah, you don't realise how big the Nat Hist Museum really is.

Well spotted and captured

LesF

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:05 PM

Never actually paid a visit Sarah but from your write up it seems a very interesting place. Lovely shot and presented so well as always,
Geoff.

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DaveMead
DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 4:36 PM

Fascinating info and a great shot to boot.
Dave

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twelvemegs
9 Jun 2011 - 7:53 PM

Great shot Sarah.
All those lines work so well.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:34 PM

Thank you very much everyone Smile

Sarah x

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