Image: Hintze Hall Natural History Museum London, taken by Rittergut & Runnymede

Completed in 1880 and opened to the public in 1881, the Natural History Museum in London does not only house as vast collection of specimen, it’s architecture is also breathtaking. It proudly forms part of Albertopolis, the part of South Kensington housing some of the greatest museums, referring to Prince Albert’s influence on Victorian cultural life. This image sums up what the museum stands for, a breathtaking architecture with patterns and relief sculptures of flora and fauna giving room to some amazing specimen.