Tuesday 6th March – eighth walk of 2012

This week we went to Natural History Museum to see the winning photos from the competition for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011.

It was a dry bright day when we met at Charing Cross and walked to Embankment station for District Line to South Kensington. At South Kensington we got off the train and on the platform realised that two of the group were still on the train in deep conversation. We quickly shouted at them and they managed to jump off before the doors closed! They just made it by the skin of their teeth!

The Museum is free but to view the exhibition it was £9 or £4.50 for seniors.  We purchased our tickets and then went to the Museum cafe for a coffee, cake and our catch-up chat!  The Museum building is fantastic. The cafe is beautiful with a very high ceiling and fabulous decoration. This is one of my favourite buildings!

The photos in this exhibition were amazing.  They were divided into the 17 categories of the competition and displayed in light boxes, that really showed them at their very best. The colours and detail were stunning. The standard of the youth entries was excellent. Details of the location, time, lenses and filters used were shown and, needless to say, none were taken with the type of compact camera that I use!

After this we made a visit to the shop, purchased a few bits, then took the train back to Charing Cross and home. A very pleasant day.

Next week we plan to visit Westminster Cathedral.

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