False Hope

“Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water – it’s almost like space.”
– Brian Skerry, Wildlife Photographer

The Natural History Museum (London, UK) originates from 1753 when Sir Hans Sloane generously donated his 71.000 item collection to the British Parliament. With an ever growing collection of artefacts the museum expanded under Sir Richard Owen* and Alfred Waterhouse designed the current building that opened on 18 April 1881. Today the Natural History Museum welcome more than five million visitors annually Continue reading False Hope

The Vicious Veil

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Ignorance is a key element it would seem not only to fear, but also to the oil industry that saw its meager beginnings in the 1700s as a byproduct extracted from whales and used in a variety of chemicals and products such as lamp oil, margarine & transmission oil. Continue reading The Vicious Veil