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Boston, ‘Museum of Science’, In 25 Pictures — Saturday, January 12, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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We went to Boston, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, for the last day of ‘Durgin Park‘. But, given we are members (of long-standing) of the ‘Museum of Science‘ it would have been crazy not to spend some time there as well. And that is exactly what we did, and as ever it was worthwhile and rewarding. Plus, as members we get discounted parking; $22 for 9-hours (which by Boston standards is not too bad).

I took more pictures — many more. But, just wanted to share a few with you. Enjoy.

 


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Diorama Of The Canyon de Chelly ‘White House’ Ruins At Boston’s ‘Museum of Science’.

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I am not sure whether this is a new exhibit or whether it never fully registered with me previously. We go to the ‘Museum of Science‘ at least thrice a year, and have done for years and years. So, not much I haven’t seen.

But, I saw this yesterday. I knew what it was as soon as I saw it. Reading the accompanying sign only confirmed what I knew.

Neat. But, I am not 100% happy with the depiction. They seemed to have it garbled. It was unlikely to have been a ruin, in such disrepair, when folks were still living there! So, don’t call it ‘the ruins’ and show people still climbing it with ladders.

Also doesn’t explain why it is called the ‘White House‘. Yes, you can just about see the white building at the back. They believe it was painted white to reflect heat.


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With 10 pictures and a real-time GPS track. Click image to access the August 2, 2018 post.




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‘Mirror Maze’ At The Boston, Museum Of Science — A Photo …

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Please click here for yesterday’s post on the “Mirror Maze”.


Devanee took this picture with her Google Pixel phone.

My Google Pixel 2 phone was dead after taking 321 pictures!


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‘Mirror Maze’ At The Boston, Museum Of Science — Amazing & Fun Even When Crowded.

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We visited the BostonMuseum of Science” around 2:15pm on Saturday, February 14, 2018, after our visit to Chinatown for Dim Sum and a long, fun walk around Boston Common/Public Park.

We are members so it didn’t cost us for the visit.

We all wanted to check out the ‘Mirror Maze‘ — having read about it multiple times in the material we get from the Museum.

Though it is free, they issue TIMED TICKETS to limit the number of people going through the Maze. We opted for 4:40pm tickets.

It was still busy and crowded.

The maze is quite amazing. Very clever and compelling.

But, in my opinion having a large crowd spoils it. You are essentially following others in a line. So, basically you are taking a path already predetermined for you.

Though I gather that they clean the mirrors regularly you can still see the fingerprints. So, you can tell where the mirrors are. Since I did not want to walk into mirrors I used my hands ahead of me. But, right at the end, with the exit in sight and a Museum volunteer egging me on that I was nearly there, I did make a wrong turn. The volunteer found that very funny.

The battery of my Google Pixel 2 had died by then — after taking 321 pictures. So, I couldn’t get any pictures of the maze. I hope to go back before it is removed. So, next time I might be able to get some pictures.


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‘Mysteries of China’ (2016) IMAX Movie (Boston, Museum Of Science) — Short, But Enlightening.

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The Emperor responsible. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Shi_Huang


The army in terracotta. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


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Yes, this happened in the U.S. Click to access this NBC News coverage. Google for more.


Though I have been to Hong Kong twice, and associate with a number of Chinese, I am ashamed to admit that my knowledge of Chinese history is cursory at best.

Yes, I knew they had Empires and Emperors, was familiar with the famous ‘Terracotta Army‘, even knew about the ignoble thumb stealing incident in Philadelphia. But, I could NOT have told you anything about the ‘First Emperor‘ until I saw this IMAX movie yesterday, at the BostonMuseum of Science“. Kind of apropos in that we had gone to Chinatown (in Boston) to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018.

I had wanted to see this movie and it also happened to be the only one that worked in with our schedule, yesterday, given that we did not get to the museum till around 2:15pm.

It was SHORT. It is NOT 50-minutes. That 50-minutes includes the usual 10-minute PLUS preamble introducing the technology of the Mugar Omni Theater.

I learnt a lot. Did not know they had that much mercury in China that long ago.

Definitely worth watching IF you can.

This movie, alas, also highlights some of the negatives of IMAX projection on 180° curved screens. All the tall buildings in modern-day China appeared bent and in danger of keeling over!


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‘110 Grill’, Rochester, New Hampshire — Impressive Indeed; A Welcome Addition To The Region.

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We had lunch there on Sunday, May 21, 2017, and I was pleasantly impressed. A very good experience overall. We will definitely be going back and I already signed up for the loyalty program (and am 60% towards my first $10 discount).

Teischan wanted to go to Walmart to get some more craft supplies and since it was such a beautiful day, and we hadn’t done much yesterday, I suggested that we might as well do lunch on the way.

We had seen this ‘grill’ a number of times given that we go to that ‘Walmart Mall‘ or drive past it at least 5 -6 times a month. We were under impression that it had just opened quite recently — like in May. We were wrong. They have been open since December. Wow. I wish I knew. I would have gone in much sooner. Our loss.

It was impressive in every way. Great ambience. Very modern, very pleasing to the eye, spacious and airy. We sat outside on the patio. That was first class and you could not have had a better day.

The service was impeccable! They really try hard.

The menu was good and catered to MY taste. I ordered the ‘Asian Calamari’ and the ‘Tempura Shrimp’. Now we are Calamari connoisseurs and will invariably order it if it is on the menu. This calamari was one of the BEST. It was good. On par, if not better, than the one I have at the ‘Cheesecake Factory‘ in Cambridge, MA when I visit the BostonMuseum of Science‘. The shrimp was also good and put to shame the ones I had recently at ‘Ruby Tuesday‘. We both had the ‘Kale Brussels Salad’ and that was good too.

I had a ‘Jameson Julep‘ given that it was Summer and I was outside. It was ‘OK’ but not to the standard of the ‘Mint Mojitos‘ served at ‘Uno

Actually this place, with all the flowers outside, reminded me, greatly, of the ‘Uno‘ in Concord, NH. That is not a bad thing. I love that Uno.

Initially I thought the prices were a tad rich for Rochester, but looking at the menu again I realize that they are not bad.

They even had live entertainment — starting at 3pm. It was ‘Johnnie James‘ of ‘Sweetrock‘ and he was good. My only gripe, and I made my feelings heard, was that you could not hear him from the patio! They — and it is a franchise — have spent a pretty penny on this place and they have piped music in the patio. But they don’t have a means to relay the live information, from inside, to the patio. So, I had to go inside to listen to Johnnie. That did not amuse me.

I recommend this place — highly. I will let you know when I visit again.


All pictures taken with my Sony a7 II.


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‘Amazon Adventure’ (2017) IMAX Movie: Even Better Than What The Title Connotes.

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We saw this yesterday, in IMAX, at the Boston “Museum of Science“.

I bought the tickets, just based on the title (and the time of the showing (1pm)) without reading the description. With two kids in tow I knew I couldn’t go too far astray with that title.

Well, it was NOT the typical Amazon river adventure drama that you would expect — though it had its fair share of drama and action.

It has to do with the finding of EVIDENCE to support Darwin’s (then revolutionary) ‘Theory of Evolution‘.

I was somewhat familiar with one the protagonists of the story — Alfred Russel Wallace, though I only knew of his work in Asia and not the Amazon.

Knew nothing of Henry Walter Bates. Now I know and I am glad I was exposed to him via this movie.

Good movie. I recommend it — highly.


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The Longwing Butterflies of Amazon
that helped show that species do evolve.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XIII; Boston “Museum Of Science”, April 26, 2017.

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No trip to the Boston “Museum of Science” is complete unless I take a selfie in one of their many mirrors. These were the selfies from March 2, 2017.

Wow. I will have to work on my impressive TRIPLE chin! I look like the turkey that many think I am!


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Boston ‘Museum Of Science’ In 100 Pictures — April 26, 2017.

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Second visit this year and third in the last 10 months.

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Yes, all taken with my soon to be erstwhile Sony a6000.


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6 Sony a6000 Images Of The Day — April 26, 2017.

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With my Sony a6000.
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Yes, we were back at the Boston
Museum of Science’.

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