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Tuesday 28th January – 4th meeting of 2014

We all met at Charing Cross today with all our nine ladies being there and we were joined by three husbands who had come along to view The Wildlife Photography Competition being held at Natural History Museum.

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For some reason we thought that Embankment station was closed so we went along to Charing Cross underground but discovered that Embankment was only closed for Bakerloo line so we went off to Embankment and got District line to South Kensington.

At the Museum we purchased our ticket straight away which worked out at £4.80 each and then went to the cafe for a drink and of course the customary chat! We went to the exhibition at 12.30. Not particularly busy it was really comfortable walking around the exhibition.

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This competition is held every year and in fact this was our third consecutive year of visiting it. It really is fabulous. The photographs are amazing. The colours and subjects are very diverse. Split into sections it gives a wide range of nature from all corners of the world. Each section shows the winners and runners-up. There is also an overall winner. A short film featured many of the photographs in different sizes and colours.

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The young persons section was amazing. It is hard to believe that the photographs were taken by 10-17 year olds. The patience show in taking them is unbelievable.

I found it hard to pick out one favourite photograph. I didn’t always agree with the winning ones in each section but overall the young person section I liked the best.

A very enjoyable exhibition that we all enjoyed and decided that it was better than last year. We spent some time in the shop and bought a few pieces. This is a very good shop with lots of items at reasonable prices!

The Natural History Museum is a fantastic building with every inch of the walls inside and out highly decorated. This whole area of London is a real monument to the craftsmen of the Victorian era.

We took the underground back to Charing Cross and our trains home after a very good morning.