The other part of the Horniman Museum includes dozens of taxidermied creatures, many of them collected by Horniman himself in the Edwardian era. It was also full of schoolchildren on outings. One of them was heard to say, "if that tiger moved, I'd just stroke it. I LOVE tigers."
I was expecting a few butterflies hiding behind leaves in an aquarium. Instead you walk into a jungle where the butterflies are fluttering around you and sometimes landing on you. There are mirrors as you leave so you can make sure there are no butterflies on you before you go back to the outside world.
The man behind us is talking to his son on the phone. "Did you throw the remote at your sister? Don't you ever talk to me that way again. Spike, listen to me, Spike. Go to your room immediately. You go to your room or you will be in more trouble than you've ever been in your life before. You'll come home from school and go straight to your room. You'll come out only for tea and supper. You'll have no telly and your phone will be left downstairs. Do you understand?" In the end it sounds like Spike caved and dad sent a text with detailed conditions to both Spike and his sister to put an end to the battle.
The Scrovegni Chapel is Giotto's masterpiece. It was commissioned by a conscience-stricken usurer named Scrovegni who hoped by having a chapel built to do something for his own and his father's immortal souls. You have to sit in a special room and watch a video to get acclimatized before going into the Chapel itself. The whole thing came very close to getting bombed during World War II.
This church was badly bombed by the Allies in 1944 and many of the mosaics by Mantegna and other masters were destroyed. There is a niche in one wall that allows you to get a perfect view of the altar but only if you kneel down.