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Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

The sculptural bones of this skeleton are heavier than those of its neighbours in the Booth Museum in Brighton – to carry the weight of the absent armour. The stereo separation is quite wide ont hese so if you are not used to viewing stereo pairs you might experience a little eye strain in trying to register them.

 

To resolve the images go cross-eyed so that one image registers over the other. Try to relax so that the full stereo depth appears. If you are having trouble, make the images smaller.

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Booth Museum

Brighton has a small Natural History Museum largely made up of Edward Booth’s collection (founded in 1874) which he gave to the city in 1890. I visited the museum as a child and enjoyed its untouched (and somewhat down at heel) ambience. As I mentioned a few posts back I have moved to Brighton and went to visit the museum today. I went with some trepidation, fearing that it had all been smartened up and over explained. Miraculously the museum is well kept in a state of almost suspended animation and is completely wonderful – still down at heel and slightly faded but with a wonderful collection of birds in small diorama boxes. They do not have pictorial backgrounds  - just a sky blue – but they do have quite elaborate foregrounds. I will post some details of these in a day or so. There are hundreds of these boxes – small glass cases –  with carefully observed worlds in them.

It is well worth a visit – I noticed on the website that it will be closed between 25th of February and 1st of March 2013.

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