Last week I took another field trip to the Field Museum. I was supposed to meet NEW in the afternoon so I made a day of it.

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A seagull decided to pose at his best angles as I admired the glorious day and Chicago’s skyline.

GullPoser

The Field currently has a Biomechanics exhibit called The Machine Inside (until January 14) which intrigued me. I learned lots of factoids about human and animal bodies, and of course honed in on the butterfly facts.

HeatButterfly

Human body heat was explained as well.

ThermalSelfie

I visited the hall of gems for a look at my favorite treasures.

HallofGems

It was Sue’s 24th discovery anniversary that week too.

Sue

The Ladies of NEW perused the Wonders of the World’s Fair exhibit (closing September 7).

BigWhiteBuilding

I still have a hard time visualizing this giant White City, but the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field buildings give a glimpse of the magnitude.

Magnitude

Reading Devil in the White City had me hooked on this era. I am reading about the Fair Women right now, but that book is filled with intrigue so I am not as fond of it as I want to be.

WorldFairSign

Giant animals were on display, like this 6-foot-high Seal.

GiantSeal

We sure did some damage to the environment with our fashion sense.

Birdfashion

Chicago has an interesting history.

ChicagoSpirit

NEW will be keeping with the nostalgia theme today, when we visit Lemont for Emergency Vehicle Night from 6 to 8 p.m.

NEWARPromo

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