Mineral, Meteorite and Gems in the Museum of Natural History- Manhattan,NY

Petrified Wood in the Natural History Museum

The first floor of the Museum of Natural History is where I spent most of my visit, wandering the dimly lit and softly illuminated areas with moderated steps, pausing slowly at every display, camera set to capture everything I could with the least amount of disruption and a heart open overfilling with loveliness.

in the Museum of Natural History In the Hall of Gems These lovely things in the Museum of Natural History Look Closer- Hall of Gems Exploring in the Morgan Hall of Gems In the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems Lovelyness in the Natural History Museum Exploring on the first floor of the Museum of Natural History

Walking through the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins to fall into the Ross Hall of Meterorites, it all started to blur together in a dizzying way into the Guggenheim Hall of Minerals and the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.  I wouldn’t even know these names if not for the helpful map I was given after paying the voluntary entry fee. When you’re actually there, it’s a fantastic journey of just following the pathways, circling around and back and sitting down for long moments of contemplation and just marveling at the beauty you’re sitting in the middle of.In the Hall of Minerals- Museum of Natural History These Lights, First Floor Look Closer, Hall of Minerals First floor of the Natural History Museum I Could Spend a Decade Here Minerals and other natural things Wolframite and others

There’s something very much like peace and euphoria that came over me in the time I spent in this part of the museum. Not just from the sheer beauty contained here, but also the history embedded in every particle of items displayed. The phrase, “Be humble for you are made of earth, be noble for you are made of stars ” that I see almost everyday overused on my tumblr dashboard has honestly never felt more relevant than when I was here.A Study in Minerals Lets Study Gems and Minerals yes? These are inspirations Number 14 a shock of green Bury me here, just a little Guggenheim of Minerals Standout GreyScale in the hall of Minerals Details in the Natural History Museum

Too much? At least I didn’t post my notebook pages filled with notes, notes and more notes. I really can’t wait to go back,  it surreal how much I enjoyed the time I spent here, truly.

~m

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