Category Archives: Museums etc.

Automotive Industry

Observed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 9th and G Streets, NW, Penn Quarter, D.C.:

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USBG Christmas, Part II

As promised, more photos from the U.S. Botanic Garden holiday display. Without further delay, here are some Knife River Park lodge dwellings: Mesa Verde pueblos: And a warm welcome to Las Vegas:

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USBG Christmas, Part I

Every year, the U.S. Botanic Gardens in D.C. puts together a themed model railroad display with the scenery made from plant materials. This year’s theme is U.S. national parks (and since Il Trumpe might sell them off, well…). It will … Continue reading

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One Thing

Observed at the National Gallery, D.C.:

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A fermenter from the 1980s, used to produce insulin, at the National Museum of American History, D.C.: Closeup:

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A Big Stinky Plant

Last night, I saw the U.S. Botanic Garden’s corpse flower. It’s YOOGE! and stinky (though it seems I wasn’t there during peak stink). Anyway, here it is in all of its odiferous glory:

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Smithsonian ‘Upgrades’ Its Security

I went to the Smithsonian (Air and Space and the Natural History Museum) during the long weekend, and the security now includes having to remove everything from your pockets as if it were an airport, having your items sent through … Continue reading

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