Wednesday, 10 August 2011

scott's hut

Visiting the exhibition on Scott's hut (and after seeing the recent documentary in the UK on how it had been preserved at Cape Evans) I was looking forward to seeing it's recreation in Sydney at the National Maritime Museum. Unfortunately, it hasn't really been recreated; all there is, is a floor map not unlike the stage set for Lars von Trier's Dogville and Manderlay, mapping on the floor the relative positions of where the crew would have slept etc.

the real Scott's hut at Cape Evans, Antarctica

In the gift shop, things got worse, with poor old Robert Falcon's fate reduced to a snowstorm paperweight. Not sure whether it's hilarious or in bad taste..


  1. Is it wrong that I kind of like the snow globes?

  2. very, very wrong indeed ;-)

    well, I was hoping for something a bit more authentic. I did laugh at them though, and if they weren't $14, I might have bought one.

  3. hahaahaha can't stop laughing!