What do you do when it’s a national holiday and everything is closed? You go to a museum. Today I really felt like going to see some rocks and fossils and animals, so I ended up here.
The buildings themselves are just amazing. This is the dome in the middle.
A fish with the best ever name
So many fish
And bugs… I love beetles. I spent a long time staring at the beetle collection.
Just amazing. This isof course just a tiny sample.
I got myself an annual pass, so that I can come back to explore more. It only cost 27 Euro. Really good value!
Whoa, today has been a very intense day. I have been all over town, showing my friends who are here visiting from NZ around. We’ve managed to catch most of the outside of what’s in the first district, and even Schönbrunn castle, we’ve been to three christmas markets(!) and we’ve even been inside the national library. Which was pretty nice.
I took this picture at the market outside the museum of natural history. Just anotherone in the series of great Christmas markets! 😀
The Museum of Natural History is a place well worthy of a visit. It’s in a really beautiful building which was built around 1850 (some details can be seen in this picture). They also have an impressive Dinosaur display, but this is part of the entry area. Today it was open late.