Wednesday, June 20, 2012


If you are a fan of the TV show Bones, you may recognize the above photo as a shot of Washington, D.C.  In reality, it is the entrance of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California.  The Natural History Museum has appeared in many television shows through the years, usually doubling for locations in the East, such as Washington, D.C., or New York City.  If you've ever been there, you tend to recognize it whenever it shows up.  It's one of those illusions that are shattered by living in the L.A. area.

Not that that's a bad thing...

Some friends of mine recently took a field trip to the Natural History Museum, where Elaine took these excellent photos.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them.  Elaine likes dinosaurs.  I kinda like them, too.

The gem and mineral exhibit included this spectacular gold and lapis Egyptian headdress. (Above)

The spectacular main lobby sports this beautiful statue.  I'm not sure I remember correctly what Elaine told me, but I believe the statues represent art, science and philosophy.

The magnificent stained glass ceiling.

These bad boys are the stars of the Dinosaur Hall.  For a humorous look at their visit, and the actual names of the dinosaurs, check out Robin's recent blog post.  You'll find a link on the right to her Roboclow blog.  The post is titled: California Jurassic.

I'm so glad these guys don't exist anymore here on earth.  Except on that island that people in the movies are always finding...  Would not want to meet them in a dark alley.  Or anywhere else, for that matter!

This cool prehistoric turtle is the real deal, even though it looks like a plaster cast or clay scupture!  It's pretty fascinating, isn't it?

Thanks, Elaine, for bringing us along on your field trip.  It was fun!

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