England Miscellany

This will be my last England post – just a random collection of photos that didn’t fit into any of the previous posts, but I wanted to share:

from the Lewis chessmen, British Museum

from the Lewis chessmen, British Museum

Roman bearded snake

Roman bearded snake figure, British Museum

mask/face carved in bone, from the Ice Age Art exhibit, British Museum

mask/face carved in bone, from the Ice Age Art exhibit, British Museum

taxidermied pink fairy armadillo, Natural History Museum (I've posted on this before, it's a magically ridiculous creature)

taxidermied pink fairy armadillo, Natural History Museum (I’ve posted on this before, it’s a magically ridiculous creature)

tree pangolin taxidermy, Natural History Museum

tree pangolin taxidermy, Natural History Museum

Victorian case of dozens of taxidermied hummingbirds

Victorian case of dozens of taxidermied hummingbirds, Natural History Museum

Artisan gallery in Chagford, where I stopped to see Rima Staines' work in person

Artisan gallery in Chagford, where I stopped to see Rima Staines‘ work in person

inside Merlin's Cave, Tintagel

inside Merlin’s Cave, Tintagel

looking out from Merlin's Cave, Tintagel

looking out from Merlin’s Cave, Tintagel

Bacchus Hotel and Bistro Bar, Salisbury (we did not stay or eat there, it looked pretty sketchy)

Bacchus Hotel and Bistro Bar, Salisbury (we did not stay or eat there, it looked pretty sketchy)

Tomb in Salisbury Cathedral, covered in very old carved grafitti

Tomb in Salisbury Cathedral, covered in very old carved grafitti

rooks at Stonehenge

rooks at Stonehenge

one of the awesome sculptures along the Animal Wall, Cardiff Castle

one of the awesome sculptures along the Animal Wall, Cardiff Castle

Orpheus charms Cerberus at the entrance to the Underworld, Ashmolean Museum

Orpheus charms Cerberus at the entrance to the Underworld, Ashmolean Museum

The Eagle and Child Pub, where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien used to meet, Oxford

The Eagle and Child Pub, where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien used to meet, Oxford

accordionist busking on May Day, Oxford

accordionist busking on May Day, Oxford

Animal jewelry, c. 1870 - earrings made of taxidermied bird heads, necklace of monkey teeth - Museum of Childhood, London

Animal jewelry, c. 1870 – earrings made of taxidermied bird heads, necklace of monkey teeth – Museum of Childhood, London

Statue of Eros, Piccadilly Circus, London

Statue of Eros, Piccadilly Circus, London

~ by Dver on May 10, 2013.

4 Responses to “England Miscellany”

  1. I have seriously enjoyed this series. Great commentary, amazing pictures, and such a magical place!

  2. Holy Mole! I *really* love those taxidermy bird head necklaces….. *swoon* I, too, have enjoyed this series. Thank you for posting!!

    • Crazy to find those in a children’s museum though – wonder if that means they were meant to be worn by children? Pretty amazing pieces.

      Glad you enjoyed the series!

  3. so loved looking at all your england pictures! it looks like a magical trip. we didn’t make it to the south at all, i can’t wait to go back to do cornwall and glastonbury. :) khairete
    suz

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