Friday, September 01, 2006

Chicago!

Last week the family went on vacation in Chicago. We stayed right across from Grant Park and had easy access to the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, John Hancock Tower, the Adler Planetarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry, all of which we visited while there. We each bought a City-Pass, which includes everything I just mentioned for $50 ($39 for under 12).
We also went to Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile to browse all of the stores. I finally broke down and got a decent camera for this trip, so here are some pics:


This is the Field Museum. They are currently showing artifacts from King Tut's tomb and photos were not allowed. They had tons of stuff, most of which has been seen on the History Channel, etc. that were amazing. There were also huge permanent displays animals, historical objects, gems and minerals, religious artifacts, world cultures past and present, and so many things I could go on and on. This one alone took an entire day to see.





This is a photo of U-505, the only German Uboat to be captured by the U S Navy. She has been completely restored and is on display at the Science and Industry Museum, which has a lot of historical displays as well as a look into the technologies of the future.

7 comments:

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great pics.
Ya got any more?

I would love to see some of the inside of the submarine!

Tim said...

Yes I do! And I will be posting them this weekend. Although we didn't pay extra to go inside the sub, there were tons of artifacts from it on display, which I will post.

O' Tim said...

I was there last X-mas, Tim. I love the MOSAI - The refurb'd sub is awesome.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Look forward to them, Tim.


Thanks! :)

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

You got a photo of an U-Boat!

Mark said...

I was on the U-505 once with a guy who acrtually served on it during WWII. They let him conduct the group through the sub and talk about it.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

A friend just saw it a short while back and I pointed out your blog entry to him.