Snippet 5: Museum musing

The National Museum of Scotland is a beautiful place to explore, popular with all ages and free for everyone. It’s full of curiosities and photo opportunities.

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My friend poses under an elaborate Victorian water fountain cupola made of cast iron.  See more of one I spied by the roadside at Newport-on-Tay – looked like a wedding cake!


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Now this scary, 2 m tall skeleton belongs to a Giant Deer. Imagine how it once looked, all muscle, thick hide, pulsing with life and tossing a 3 m wide crown of antlers. This Megaloceros giganteus is 12,300 years old, found on the Isle of Man in 1819 and brought to Edinburgh by the Duke of Atholl.

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Tree -lover that I am … this stopped me in my tracks. A chair grown into shape!  It’s of Willow, designed and cultivated from 2009 – 16 by Gavin Munro and on loan from Full Grown Ltd!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sure enough.
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All text and photos by Meg Philp.

Story Twigs the Imagination! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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6 thoughts on “Snippet 5: Museum musing

  1. That chair is amazing! So is the skeleton. It reminded me of the mounted antlers i saw, belonging to one of the last Irish elks killed in Ireland a few hundred years ago–it was a huge ice age creature that had managed to survive into almost modern times.

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