We missed having lunch with my sister, but we did stop at the Field Museum for a short visit before we headed home. It had been a number of years since my last visit to the museum...and of course, I wished we could have spent the whole day there...which had been our plan. We decided to check out the Chicago World's Fair first...then to the dinosaurs...and the to the Ancient Americas. Here are a few of the pictures I took.
|Chicago World's Fair 1893|
The World's Fair Exhibit had a lot of fossils so I took pictures of the spiraling ones.
|Examples of Fibonacci|
|...from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved|
|Sue the T-Rex|
|Another view of Sue the T-Rex|
I like the action shown in this picture.
|Looking down at Sue the T-Rex|
We headed to The Ancient Americas Exhibit. It was then I realized that there would be no way I could see everything here. I spent too much time looking at the pottery...again in wonder that 1500 years ago someone was creating a pot, mug or spoon...and I always wonder what that person was thinking while working with the clay...what was going on in her/his life? There were also tools and points chipped from stone...and I have the same thoughts about who created these. Needless to say, I did not have time to read about everything. I looked up and saw rooms and rooms of artifacts and exhibits to explore.
|A collage of just a few of the pots and one statue.|
It was time for us to leave if we wanted to make it back home before dark...and I still had groceries to get since I had cleaned out most of the refrigerator before leaving. Back to reality...good-bye, Field Museum....We will return again...this time we will not have such a short bit of time to visit.
|View of Chicago from window of Field Museum|
|Good-Bye, Chicago. We will be back for another visit.|