It would be a waste to be an entire week in Vienna without enjoying at least a little bit of the culture it has to offer. So late one morning, between two interesting talks, I ran off to the Museum Quarter. I wanted to have a scamper through the Natural History Museum! It was standing there looking glorious, albeit rather scaffolded. I had only slightly more than an hour, and it deserves a whole lot more, but I'm glad I went! The building alone is worth it. And then they have amazing mineral collections, fossil collections, a zoological collection, and whatnot. If you ever visit Vienna; go there!
The facade, basking in the sunlight
Someone had made enormous models of plankton!
The grand interior
A fish you wouldn't like to have an encounter with
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.