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The Field Museum, Chicago - Summer Road Trip 2009 - Lomostop #18

By now you know my story: July 2009, 8000 km road trip, 3 generations, 1 van. Crazy? Yes. Lomographically limited? In no way whatsoever! I took along 10 cameras and 40 rolls of film. We passed through 10 American states and 3 Canadian provinces, and did I already mention how much walking we did in Chicago?

By now you know my story: July 2009, 8000 km road trip, 3 generations, 1 van. Crazy? Yes. Lomographically limited? In no way whatsoever! I took along 10 cameras and 40 rolls of film. We passed through 10 American states and 3 Canadian provinces, and did I already mention how much walking we did in Chicago?

As it usually happens when I plan a long trip, this day was another tourist buffet where I took a little of everything and it turned out leaving me quite stuffed yet still wanting more. We tried to jam-pack so many things into a single day in Chicago, that we didn’t have nearly enough time to enjoy things like we wished we could have. To top it all off, when we got to the Field Museum, it seemed like everyone had to go to the bathroom right after the last person just got back from the bathroom, and in the middle of that we needed to eat, and discovered an enormous line at the only cafeteria in sight. I’m getting worn out and frustrated again just recalling it. ;) This is why we only saw three parts of the Field Museum that day. Here’s what we saw:
1. The grand lobby. This cavernous space dwarfs “Sue” the T-rex and the two massive elephants. My son asked “Is this the Night at the Museum museum?”
2. The Evolving Planet exhibit. Since I’ve been to the Royal Tyrell Museum several times, I’m not that easy to impress when it comes to dinosaur displays. This one reminded me that there are two kinds of scientists: those without imagination, and those with too much imagination.
3. The Dioramas, in what I first thought was just a basement hallway to other stuff…this is where we saw the lions that were made famous by the “Ghost and the Darkness” movie, and the coolest molded plastic dinosaur making machine ever. For $2 I quickly went back to a happy place from my childhood and walked away with a warm piece of dinosaur-shaped plastic.

My advice? Go to the Field Museum. And stay way longer than I did.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_Museum_of_Natural_History

written by dirklancer

3 comments

  1. kboboland

    kboboland

    @dirklancer always gettin' them sweet locales

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    seems you made a good lomo-tour! :)

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    Like every time. I read your text and I smile, then (keeping the smile) I browse the gallery and my mouth opens because the shots are so good. And I just end up with a stupid expression on my face. Thanks again Jeff !

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