I'm currently in the Netherlands, for a short conference that happened yesterday. It was all kinds of awesome, and I promise I will blog about my contribution (including the new charts I made because charts make me happy) soon, but I wanted to put up some rather more touristy pictures.
Given my professional interests, I'm often what you might call a "death tourist." No, let's call it a "thanatourist" because portmanteaux sound much fancier. I've always loved checking out cemeteries in different states and different countries. But the neat thing about Europe is that most places have some kind of natural history or science/medical history museum. And I always go. This afternoon, after wandering in the sunny 60-degree day through the various Saturday markets, snagging some souvenirs in shops along Haarlemerstraat, and visiting a cemetery near Zijlpoort, I spent a couple hours at the Museum Boerhaave.
|Nosce te ipsum|
|Skeleton man on skeleton horse|
|What the Anatomical Theater looked like in the|
early 17th century
|Skeleton-foot-eye-view of the|
|Papier-mache model of a fetus in utero (Auzoux, 1889)|
|"Skull of a maniac"|
|"Skulls from different races"|