Magna Carta: Black & White

Yes, Magna Carta as in The┬áMagna Carta from 13th century England. There is more than one copy from the 13th century still in existence, as copies were sent to all the corners of the kingdom to make sure everyone knew what was going on. This one was on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in May 2014. No, I can’t read it.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older than 50 years

Reflections: Black & White

I photographed these shells with my little point-and-shoot camera a few years back. They are at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Their images reflected off the rear glass of the display case. I didn’t see that until I looked at the photograph on the computer screen.

Shells reflected in their case

Shells reflected in their case

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections & Shadows

Chronophage Clock

On display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the Chronophage Clock by John C. Taylor. I wish my photos had turned out a bit better, but here they are anyway. There are blue lights that shine through the clock for the timekeeping. The grasshopper’s legs move the time pieces. Sometimes it moves its head and opens its mouth. I didn’t stand there long enough to determine the timing of those movements.

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Chronophage Clock s (2)

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