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The Oldest Things You Will Ever See

By SlowSong
Just a record shot taken at the Natural History Museum in London in my favourite gallery where they keep all the rocks and crystals etc. I find geology and fossils particularly interesting, and for me this exhibit is totally fascinating.
V2 is the blurb that goes with it which is a bit fuzzy because the glass was so dirty!

Thank you for looking, and for your c&cs on my faded roses.

Tags: Rocks General Space History Geology Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Diamonds Wildlife and nature Meteorites

Voters: pascalg, Rock, franken and 40 more

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pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
20 Aug 2011 10:33AM
Rock 19 10 2 England
20 Aug 2011 10:36AM
Very interesting !

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 10:41AM
Fascinating image and story to go with it.

francisg 17 705 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 10:57AM
A fascinating exhibit.
SueEley 15 279 96 Wales
20 Aug 2011 2:05PM
Yes, fascinating.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
20 Aug 2011 2:29PM
I don't relish the thought of rocks like that dropping out of the sky - diamonds would be OK though.Smile
Interesting image and good info.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2011 2:59PM
A most interesting image, Chris, very well captured. Carol
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 3:31PM
Lovely closeup shot
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
20 Aug 2011 3:38PM
This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for this, Chris.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Aug 2011 3:41PM
Like ChiliMan says-- Amazing--- thanks for the share!
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 5:22PM
Yes, amazing Chris!
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 9:47AM
Wow that really is amazing
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 11:34AM
It is also my favourite place to visit when in London
I really have enjoyed these
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
21 Aug 2011 11:41AM
Beautifully composed, and a very interesting bit of info; must go there some time!
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
22 Aug 2011 2:27PM
'Superb museum reportage image renderings with excellent color, clarity, & artistic presentation'...LEx Wink
danbrann 16 640 17
22 Aug 2011 4:18PM
Great reportage Chris.
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
22 Aug 2011 5:29PM
Geology and paleontology hold the same fascination for me. I'm so glad you posted this -- especially with the explanation posted by the museum.
This is a nice example of what photography is all about.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
22 Aug 2011 6:55PM
We have a Natural History museum in Norway that has an exhibit in the basement with many similar things on display. They have been renovating the past couple of years, so I've been disappointed to not get back in there to see the displays. I'm told it will be finished by next summer when I'm in Norway again.
22 Aug 2011 7:47PM
great interesting image and accompanying text.
very well taken.

JustDucky 10 8 Canada
22 Aug 2011 9:41PM
wonderful images and informative, great set Chris
davewaine 14 141 3 England
23 Aug 2011 6:09AM
Speaking as someone who owns a genuine (and complete) dinosaur egg - it's about the size of a football - I am into really old things. Good to see this, Chris. The Natural History Museum is one of those places that everybody must visit before they shuffle off this mortal coil.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
23 Aug 2011 3:08PM
Just amazing, Chris, and an interesting story, too Smile
Trev Smile

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