So, yay for return of the Kindle!
I then took myself back to the Smithsonian to visit the last museum on the Mall on this trip, the National Museum of Natural History.
It was crowded and, while snazzier in the displays than I remembered, it was still lacking in actual interesting artifacts. Seeing the dinosaur bones was about as exciting as seeing the Native American artifacts in the museum across the way - meh. I'm from the west. There's a dinosaur bone sticking out of the mountain next to my parent's house. Not that exciting.
So I watched the people instead. Jason and I were talking last night about the invisibility of the single traveler, and it's true: when you're in a crowded place, surrounded by families, couples, and school groups you kind of... disappear. Which makes for excellent people-watching.
But I did take pictures of some of the other things I saw. Here you go!
|"Neanderthal Yourself" Photography Booth|
|Replica of French Cave Art. Sadly, no Herzog narration.|
|A Touch-Screen Game|
|... which I won!|
|(That one's for my former students. Go dexterity exercises!)|
|I do like geological displays like this that emphasize the variety of nature.|
|Randomly, a display of Korean wedding clothes.|
|People-watching in the Grand Foyer|
I did get caught in a rainstorm afterwards, which always makes me happy. We also watched Persuasion over dinner when Jason got home, which likewise made for a good day's closing.