The Brain

by Abigail Gossage July. 27, 2018 863 views

We went to see the exhibition The Brain at the Museum of Nature. I had not been in the museum with a camera since the new tower was built and the renovations completed. It was almost as much fun as shooting in the Museum of History. We are very lucky in our nation's capital.

On entering the museum the first thing to strike the eye is La Méduse. Commissioned in 2014 it is a representation of a Pelagia noctiluca, a species of jellyfish that glows in the dark. It has become a wonderful attraction for the museum.

Looking into the new glass tower from the old building. A judicious mix of modern and old.

Two pieces in the exhibition depicting the results of the constant electrical flow down the neural pathways.

Looking up at La Méduse from the lowest level of the tower.

The glass tower rests on a two-storey stone tower which allows the reflection of the old windows in the new railing of the staircase, a wonderful mix of the old and new.

View of the tower staircase

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Liz Mackenzie 2 years, 10 months ago

intriguing shots Abby - inspires me to see it for myself...

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 10 months ago

The pictures of the structures are all incredible. Nevertheless I like #2 most - you caught this specific moment of  - I call it - "human element". Just great! thumbsup

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Granmaggie 2 years, 10 months ago

Verycompelling images Abby!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Granmaggie 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks, Maggie 😃

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