Wednesday, 12 October 2011

With Scott to the Pole @ Aberdeen Maratime Museum!

With Scott to the Pole is currently on show at Aberdeen's Maritime Museum, a wonderful place at the best of times but getting a chance to see large format pictures from Herbert Ponting's original prints is amazing. I picked up an old book about Scott's last failed expedition, seeing the photograph of his tent and reading about what the men found inside was both heart warming and chilling. These photographs show men who were keen for knowledge and scientific exploration. One of the best pictures is a before and after, 3 of the men set out to collect penguin eggs, thinking they would herald a major scientific breakthrough. Their 60km round trip took 6 weeks and the state they returned in, well go see for yourself! With Scott to the Pole runs until the 8th January and entry is free!