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London's Natural History Museum: From the Outside - Little Observationist
It was a beautifully sunny Sunday with vibrant blue skies. I popped into Paul for my daily English breakfast tea with a splash of milk and splurged on an apricot and custard pastry in celebration of the Winter sun. Camera and breakfast in hand, I headed toward the Natural History Museum. I had no intention of going inside. Not that day. I’ve been before and it’s a fabulous place to explore, but not on the weekend. If you haven’t been, I’d recommend it. It’s free too. You can spend hours lost inside, and I wanted to enjoy the unusually nice day. So I found a spot for people watching, where I could soak up a few rays and enjoy my tea and apricot pastry. The Natural History Museum is one of the most architecturally stunning places I’ve seen and I couldn’t resist taking some photos before I continued on my walk. There’s an immense amount of detail in the façade. There’s gargoyles perched along the front of the building and an incredibly intricate series of columns at the top of the steps to the main entrance. Above the columns are arches created the particular style of a Romanesque design. There is …