Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Beagle

At Darling Harbour in Sydney we visited the Maritime Museum, and I was particularly taken with the exhibition of Darwin's voyage in the Beagle in the 1830s . It's very well done.

As we walked down to the exhibition room the passage wall was decorated with a stylised map of the voyage and quotes from Darwin's diary - it felt like you were 'sailing' the route of the Beagle.

...and it was fantastic to see some of the actual items collected on the voyage. These are some of the crabs he collected, now normally housed in Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

It still amazes me that he was so interested in everything at such a young age.

1 comment:

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
The Darwin exhibition sounds great. Love that quote in your first shot. It'd be nice to end each day feeling like that.