Seeing a Brachiosaurus in real life was one of the most moving moments of my life.

James Grigg
7 min readOct 16, 2022

On why I love giant dinosaurs (and giraffes), and how they reflect on the state of the world today.

Giraffatitan and Diplodocus in the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin — Photo by the author.

I few years ago I saw a dinosaur and I cried. I was really excited to go and see what is one of my favourite species of dinosaur for the first time in real life, the Brachiosaurus in Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde (Natural…

James Grigg

Artist, environmentalist, vegan, feminist, atheist, nudist, cyclist, chocoholic, trekkie. Interested in issues of sustainability and equality —