... A beautiful place to step in history... with its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East... it is beautifully cared for and restored and captured the essence of Darwin's home life and how that reflected on his "professional" life...
... It reminds me of a very interesting TV serie that I really loved... it was called, "Beagle: On the future of species"... the project reconstructed Darwin's 5-year long voyage on the HMS Beagle in the course of one year, and made an attempt to assess where the world stands today in light of Darwin's evolution theory... ( to celebrate Darwin's 200 birthday in 2009)... Thanks a lot Ann for this special card for my collection!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Only 16 miles from the center of London, in Downe, is Charles Darwin's home, Down House, now under the management of English Heritage.
Down House belonged to the great Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, who lived here for 40 years until his death in 1882. After moving to the house in 1842, Darwin and his wife, Emma, remodelled the house and its extensive gardens, which Darwin used as an open-air laboratory. It was here that Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and wrote his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859).
Darwin did almost all his experiments here, as he never travelled much after the Beagle trip - the occasional trip to London or Cambridge or the Isle of Wight was all he could manage. But he had a huge network of correspondents, who carried out all kinds of investigations and collection for him.
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