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Cafe Ceiling at Wellcome Gallery, London | by Sierragoddess
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Cafe Ceiling at Wellcome Gallery, London

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London. The exhibit was "High Society".


From ancient Egyptian poppy tinctures to Victorian cocaine eye drops, Native American peyote rites to the salons of the French Romantics, mind-altering drugs have a rich history.


'High Society' will explore the paths by which these drugs were first discovered - from apothecaries' workshops to state-of-the-art laboratories - and how they came to be simultaneously fetishised and demonised in today’s culture.

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Taken on January 23, 2011