Field Museum and second visit to Shedd

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Well, I went back to the Shedd as Mum and Dad were visiting last week, also went to the Field Museum.

Mr GPO :octopus: was well and truly hidden, but I did find a tank with cuttlefish in it, they sort of swim under your feet (glass floor), so I peered over and took their picture. Also, I got a slightly better nautilus picture, :nautilus: it is dark, but the most in focus. There were 5 of them, and one rose up and did a sort of frantic bobbing movement next to another one.

Did find an enormous octopus though, can't believe I missed it before! In fact, they seem to be the decorative item of choice.....

As for Field musem, it had loads of stuff (including a travelling exhibition of Egyptian artefacts from the British Museum), but the most impressive was the large T-Rex (Sue). I also found a giant squid model suspended from the ceiling in the "what are animals?" exhibit. :squid:

There was also a fossil lab, with real fossil cleaner-uppers cleaning real fossils, paid for by Mcdonalds, picture shows my Dad walking past looking completely unimpressed!

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(and I did see the fireworks on the lakefront)
 

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Cheers Alison.

I must admit, that lamp is great. Someone could make a fortune selling those on this site.

Did you get any video footage of the nautilus tank this time?
 

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Alison,

Great pictures. (I presume Phil isn't the only one who gets to call you Alison?)

I wonder what alternate guesses might be made about the identity of that honking big, Newfoundland squid up there. Octopus? Penguin? Information Minister?

Oh..."What Are Animals." Sorry, I'm bone tired and my singular/plural skills are suffering

:oops:

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Eeek, people only usually call me that when I've done something wrong, :goofysca: it's worrying....Ali usually!

Umm, Phil, I did get another nautilus vid 'cos I wanted to capture their bobbing thing to show you all, it's 6 MB, and my Quick time won't let me edit it! So it's too big to post, when I get some technical help I'll display the movie for all to see as there were 5 of them and they were quite cute.

Seems like the lamp is popular, I only saw them because I was in the queue for AGES and was looking up, they were very high up indeed. What do you think of the door frame (attached)? Possible to get your local plasterer to knock up something similar?

Ali
 

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The Moog said:
Eeek, people only usually call me that when I've done something wrong, :goofysca: it's worrying....Ali usually!
Oooh, I'm not doing well here at all. Sorry, Ali.

What do you think of the door frame (attached)? Possible to get your local plasterer to knock up something similar?
Wow. Worthy of Nemo's library.

Perhaps you could sign Phil up for an episode of "While You Were Out," and get a team of decorators and fabricators in to redo his living room while he's at the pub.

:heee:

Clem
 

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No apologies neccessary! Phil calls me much worse things and never says sorry!
:D

It IS Phil's living room, :lol: , he wishes.....good idea about the decorating, he'd love it! He will also love all the strange presents my parents and I bought for him at the Shedd.......plaster mouldings pale into insignificance.

Managed to cut nautilus vid to 1.8 MB, changed it to an mpg, but it still won't attach, ah well. Instead I have attached a picture of a huge fishy thing, a fossil, the picture is not zoomed, wish I'd read the label, can't remember what it is, but it most certainly is big and ugly.

Ali
 



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