Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spenger's – the taxidermy room

I've never been in this room before. There are many rooms with different themes in Spenger's. This one has a giant elk (?), deer, pronghorn antelope, marlin, swordfish, tuna, and smaller fish besides. There are also model ships, bridges, and paintings and photos. Lots to look at, lots to sketch! The fish are fascinating. We don't always think about the fish we are eating as living breathing(??) creatures, but they were, and they often have beautiful multi-colored skin. Most of these looked pretty much like they'd been done quite a long time ago, but you get a sense of their former beauty anyway.

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