Friday, March 18, 2011

The Natural History Building - Revisited

Another one of the buildings that I visited but wasn't quite happy with the pictures. So there they are again. This time I had much better light.

When I look at this building, it looks like a mirror image of the C.C. Little building. If there wasn't a street between the two buildings, I would have tried to get a picture of both of them.

A nice little inscription at the top of the building. It was a saying by Louis Agassiz who was a prominent Swiss naturalist who later became a professor at Harvard.

This is very similar looking to the Little building.

I love the look of this door.

Again, there are some nice friezes carved into this building.

This one is probably my favorite. It reminds me of the dogs playing poker painting.

And of course an owl.

A shield with various natural things on it.

A better shot of the lions head.

A shot of the puma statue.

One of the windows.

On the building are some friezes of different faces, I assume the are different naturalists.

Another shot of the whole building.


BlueDragon said...

It looks like you were enjoying yourself a lot more with this batch of pictures (compared to your first post on the NHM).

Mikoyan said...

Yes, this one was much more enjoyable. It was much warmer, there was more sunlight and other bits of scenery...:)