Sunday, 21 July 2019

London National History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology.
The museum is a centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation.
Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture—sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature—both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast that dominated the vaulted central hall before it was replaced in 2017 with the skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Senhor dos Aflitos - Valadares

Valadares is a Portuguese parish of Vila Nova de Gaia municipality, that belongs to Porto City.

Every year, on the first Monday after the first weekend of July, there is a catholic religious celebration entitled "Senhor dos Aflitos" which praises Christ during the passion period. Alongside those religious celebrations, there is a street party lasting 3/4 days.
The following photos depict the parade which had the participation of the church, several volunteers and the local firemen.