Natural History Museum, London ~ architect Alfred Waterhouse. Both the interiors & exteriors of the building made extensive use of terracotta tiles to resist the sooty climate of Victorian London, manufactured by the Tamworth-based company of Gibbs & Canning Limited. The tiles & bricks feature many relief sculptures of flora & fauna, with living & extinct species featured within the west & east wings respectively. . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . . #myt
Chrysina aurigans (top) Chrysina limbata (bottom) Water droplets are everywhere in a tropical rainforest, reflecting light in all kinds of directions. This creates the perfect place for a shiny gold or silver beetle to blend in and appear as a flash of light, fooling potential predators. Costa Rica.
The National History Cora Sun-Drop, claimed to be the world’s largest known vivid yellow pear-shape diamond was mined in Africa by Cora International. The diamond's colour is from the amount of nitrogen in its carbon structure making it extremely rare
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