Close-up of a portrait of renowned paleontologist Richard Owen. Them's crazy eyes!
The "Fortress Health and Safety Guide" at the Tower of London.
Gold trial plate
Trial plates like this were often used to ensure that gold supplied to Mints wasn't tampered with. The gold of the coins was regularly compared to the trial gold plate to ensure that they were identical.
My next post - which will be almost immediately after I hit post on this one - will be a little bit more of my comic artwork. I'm going to share with you a whole chapter I've been working on this past couple of weeks! How exciting!
I loved the architecture of the Natural History Museum. The stonework is fantastic. These pillars lined the entrance.
Isn't this great! It's a close-up of a plate. When I first saw this I thought it was some sort of pyramid design. If you tilt your head to the left about 45 degrees, you'll see that this is in fact a crest. Brilliant!
"Scavenger's Daughter (or Skevington's Daughter) was invented as an instrument of torture in the reign of Henry VIII by Sir Leonard Skeffington, Lieutenant of the Tower of London... The Scavenger's Daughter was conceived as the perfect complement to the Duke of Exeter's Daughter (the rack) because it worked the opposite principle to the rack by compressing the body rather than stretching it." ~ Wikipedia
Charmouth, Dorset, England
More of that wonderful stonework. I think I might have spent as much time admiring the building as I did the exhibits! Ha ha.