Exploring the Past

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This afternoon was spent at the Field Museum with my very inquisitive nephew Cameron who turned 9 years old this year. Our first encounters were of course the two giant elephants that are on the main floor seemingly wrestling each other for rule of the museum’s main floor.

Just beyond the two African titans is another very impressive and no less of a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex nicknamed Sue that I captured several images of, this one being my favorite.

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I used a Sony Cybershot DSC-T1 which sports a Zeiss lense and 5.0 mega pixels. Not an exceptional camera, but for a compact point and click it’ll do the job.

I’ve spent many a weekend afternoon at the Field Museum and know it’s exhibits fairly well already but I never bore of seeing the wildlife and tools from so many different cultures. Bows and arrows, war-clubs, spears and harpoons, muskets, and then there are the more utilitarian objects such as those used to do something as simple and mundane as making a fire to cook food or warm the interior of a small hut or shelter. I was reminded of all of the many many aspects of living that I so often take for granted without even realizing I am doing so. It goes without saying that we’ve come a long way but I find myself wondering is this a good thing, or was life better when there were less of us making demands on this planet and it’s shrinking resources.

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4 comments on “Exploring the Past

  1. jritch says:

    Great blog, thanks for visiting mine, I’ll be reading yours now!

  2. iansforest says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by:)

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