Enlightenment Room, British Museum

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The British Museum's Enlightenment Room is a display dedicated to the age of Enlightenment. Separated into the various arts and sciences, there are books, fossils and statues on display, along with examples of earthenware and metalwork, which try to explain how pieces were viewed and collected at the time.

There are many shelves of old leather-bound books covering topics from the obscure (insect legs) to the popular (Shakespeare).

It also has two fire extinguishers. This fact alone makes it the most awesome room in the world.

Press L to view on black!

sharona 315 사론아, Kernel Mustard, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. wyocyhawk 66 months ago | reply

    i realy like this one good color

  2. sharona 315 사론아 66 months ago | reply

    I love this..it has a feel as if you took this through glass? Or is it just the wonderful reflection of all that bouncing light? Love museums...I'm so coming to England..let me know when the pound is down will ya.

  3. . : : v i S H a l : : . 66 months ago | reply

    Awesome HDR work, the detail and tones are splendid. Agree with Sharona, it does feel like I'm looking thru glass.. love the inclusion of the lone chair, adds an urbex feel to it.

    Have a great week ahead.

  4. Adam N. Ward 66 months ago | reply

    Frog, did you have to get special permission to shoot in here? Did they make you pay to take the tripod in there? Details man DETAILS! I must know.

  5. hardyc 66 months ago | reply

    an outstanding HDR....perfect warm light...I feel so educated just looking at this

  6. mendhak 66 months ago | reply

    It's a free museum! You can take whatever you want in there. But I didn't take a tripod. I used one of the display cases and luckily nobody saw me doing it. I did mean to crop the case out, but now you've seen it :( :(

    Museums here are pretty great - lots of diffused lighting so it's very good for this kind of a thing. Thanks all y'all.

  7. mendhak 66 months ago | reply

    Cropped! It looks more edumacational now. :)

  8. mendhak 66 months ago | reply

    Sorry all the notes broke.

  9. DAN SICK 66 months ago | reply

    great HDR WORK

  10. odin's_raven 66 months ago | reply

    this is a great HDR love all the details

  11. Mike Lanzetta 66 months ago | reply

    Clever boy, positioning the bust in the way of your reflection.

  12. mendhak 66 months ago | reply

    Well spotted :)

  13. @Doug88888 66 months ago | reply

    All these books - so little time. I'm basking in the colour on display here.

  14. Ash~a~lee 66 months ago | reply

    Yummy tones!!

  15. Mutuma 63 months ago | reply

    Excellent. Particularly like the reflections on the glass of the shelves on the far end. Awesome!

  16. Fly bye! 62 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous colours and details! I pressed the f key before I realised I'd been had, you crafty bugger! :-)

  17. mendhak 62 months ago | reply

    I should update that... it used to be 'f' to view on black back when they were trialling the new pages :P

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