Johann Friederich Wilhelm Herbst (1743-1807), a German churchman, naturalist, and superb artist, drew this illustration of the crab Cancer reticulatus for his book series Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse… (Attempt at a natural history of crabs and crayfish…). In this three-volume work, Herbst illustrated and described crabs and crayfish. Thanks to their meticulous detail and coloring, the beautiful images endure as a useful scientific resource.
See this and other illustrations from the Museum’s Rare Book Collection in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.
reasons i want to look GOOD
- for myself
- for myself
- to plant the seed of envy in other bitch’s hearts
- for myself
I am sorry I didn’t post anything about day three, but really I was exhausted and my family decided to drop by for pizza which I really needed. The third day was the first one in the weekend which was the first day the fair was open to the public. It was absolutely great to know what you had to do and when! I was at the entrance for most of the day selling tickets and putting wristbands on people. I also got promoted to a different ticket stand because of my knowledge of the use of offline credit card machines (one brief introduction’s worth of knowledge). I then had a break for about an hour in which I catered for my family and showed them around for a bit. I also bought them beer and my mother bought me a neat cup. After that I spent the rest of the day at the archery range where I was in charge of the queue and had to small talk with customers which I actually proves pretty good at!
Today I got up early as usual and went my way to the fair for another day of ticket sales and queuing. In my break I bought a wooden bowl and a spoon, but also a leather thread and a lovely arrow point shaped blue rock. I was complimented for my English at the ticket stand and they admitted that they enjoyed hearing my English and that they couldn’t help themselves from listening! What a great compliment! I really loved working with everyone - we had our routine and it really worked. At the archery range I enjoyed the little small talks and got some smiles from people waiting in line. It is really nice taking their minds off the heat or the sometimes massive queue. I also talked with a few persons who wanted to study Archaeology at the Museum which was very lovely - even though they questioned my presence due to my being a student of Anthropology. I really wish that one day we can all share the Museum without anyone thrashing the other faculty. I guess we cannot be wholly without it but it was nice giving them all a different view of anthropologists at the Museum. I really hope to see them all when we start up after the vacation.
All in all it has been a very good (small) week! I have met and talked to some of the loveliest people I have ever met and their passion for the Viking Fair and all Viking is amazing and very contagious! I am definantly going back next year and I want to stay in the camp so that. I can hang out after a long day of work and not having to leave so soon (and get up at 5.45 in the morning!). Even though I barely talked much to anyone I always felt welcome and the mood was great! And now I want to sleep until lunch tomorrow!
thank you, peter jackson!
This will be a little brief because I am so tired and I hurt and tomorrow. I have to get up at 5.45 in order to get there early. Ugh…
Anyway today I injured my foot a little and helped put up signs for the visitors that are to come tomorrow. Did it with a archaeologist whom I have hopefully convinced that anthropologists are ok. Then I spent the rest of the day serving beer in the bar and I ate out there.
The highlight of the day was when I met an Australian who thought I sounded like Queen Elizabeth when I spoke English. That was an amazing compliment and I hope I get to see him tomorrow when I have to sell tickets. Anyway it was a nice day and I don’t mind getting up early - I really like it there and I wanna go next year as well!
The first official posters for all three films
This is true art right here.
Humans are great
Fun fact: John Cleese was actually supposed to say some really long and complicated name, but he forgot it and just said, “Tim” and everyone just rolled with it.
I AM SO FUCKING IN LOVE WITH THIS CITY YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND