| Photo Diary | The Micrarium

We found ourselves in an unusual place this weekend. This is The Micrarium – a curious place within an even more curious place.

The learned folks at the Grant Musuem of Zoology have converted an old office into a back-lit enclave to display over 2000 slides in a floor to ceiling installation of our microscopic neighbours. Apparently 95% of species in the animal kingdom are smaller than our thumbs. But as they tend to make most squeamish rather than curious, they get less attention that the larger fluffier members of the animal kingdom. Yet, seeing all these specimens arranged like this makes it quite mesmerising and oddly beautiful to me at least.

For The Curious | There is a great little video of the making of The Micrarium HERE