Six Pictures Most People Wouldn’t Bother Taking
If I were a tourist, I’d have taken more typical photos during today’s trip to Boston’s Museum of Science with the Den Son and Nephew #2. But I wasn’t a tourist, and I’m not typical. Here are a few shots most people wouldn’t have thought to capture.
1. Everyone is dressed for winter in New England. This life-sized model of Tyrannosaurus Rex had a scarf to keep him warm, because it’s windy and chilly down there by the water.
2. Look, Mom, it’s that gecko from TV! While I generally avoid creepy crawly things, these colorful specimens from the museum’s current gecko exhibit looked damn close to that insurance company’s famous spokesgecko.
3. I thought only holy Nazarean women could do this. The text reads in part, “A few gecko populations consist entirely of females—they reproduce by cloning.” What’s the fun in that?
4. A satellite’s eye view of Cape Cod. This interactive exhibit is like Google Maps, but without artificial labeling of boundaries, cities, or roads. Here is one of my favorite places.
5. When I was your age, Pluto was a planet. I already regret not buying this t-shirt from the museum gift shop. Call me sentimental, but in my heart, Pluto will always be our ninth planet.
6. You never know what you’ll see on the subway. A man sitting across from us on the T was wearing these shoes with individual toes, like gloves for feet. I’ve never seen anything like them.
Next time I visit the Museum of Science, maybe I’ll take pictures of the rest room signs that explain how sewage treatment works.