Walking Journey to The Field Museum

The still very frozen Chicago River (Michigan Ave Bridge).
The still very frozen Chicago River (Michigan Ave Bridge).
Standing on the Nichols Bridgeway looking out over Millennium Park.
Standing on the Nichols Bridgeway looking out over Millennium Park.
I had to resist the urge to spend more time in the Chicago Art Institute. I opted instead for a simple photograph.
I had to resist the urge to spend more time in the Chicago Art Institute. I opted instead for a simple photograph.
The front entryway of The Field Museum. Opened in 1893, the museum is a state-of-the-art science museum.
The front entryway of The Field Museum. Opened in 1893, the museum is a state-of-the-art science museum.
After climbing the steps to the museum's entrance, my line of sight was lifted just above the tree line allowing me to take in the city's famed skyline.
After climbing the steps to the museum’s entrance, my line of sight was lifted just above the tree line allowing me to take in the city’s famed skyline.
Perfectly preserved ancient crocodile fossil. This particular specimen dates back millions of years.
Perfectly preserved ancient crocodile fossil. This particular specimen dates back millions of years.
One of my long lost and very distant relatives, Lucy. (She's looking pretty good for being 3.2 million years old)
One of my long lost and very distant relatives, Lucy. (She’s looking pretty good for being 3.2 million years old)
A great side-by-side comparison of Homo sapiens (on the right) and a distant relative the Neanderthal (on the left).
A great side-by-side comparison of Homo sapiens (on the right) and a distant relative, the Neanderthal (on the left).
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“…from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” Charles Darwin’s words marked the end of a journey through Earth’s evolutionary history.
Scrolls similar to that of the one in the center of this picture are inserted into these Tibetan prayer wheels.
Scrolls similar to that of the one in the center of this picture are inserted into these Tibetan prayer wheels and, according to Buddhist tradition, are said to bring immeasurable benefit to oneself and those around you.
Killer Whales sown into a blanket found in the Pacific Northwest.
Killer Whales sown into a blanket found in the Pacific Northwest.
Often inaccurately synonymous with Native American culture in general, these large Totem Poles are native to the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Often inaccurately associated with Native American culture in general, these large Totem Poles are native to the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Ceremonial drums from the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Ceremonial drums from the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
A Biography of a Cheyenne Warrior Painted on Animal Skin.
A Biography of a Cheyenne Warrior Painted on Animal Skin.
Mens clothing and headdress of various tribes of the Great Plains.
Mens clothing and headdress of various tribes of the Great Plains.
An urn from the Aztec Empire.
A ceremonial urn from the Aztec Empire.

No trip to The Field Museum would be complete without a picture of Sue. She is one of the largest, most-extensive, and best-preserved tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever unearthed.

No trip to The Field Museum would be complete without a picture of Sue. She is one of the largest, most-extensive, and best-preserved tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever unearthed. 
Again, Chicago's iconic skyline. This shot came atop the Shed Aquarium steps.
Again, Chicago’s iconic skyline. This shot came atop the Shed Aquarium steps.
The Chicago Architectural Foundation's scale model of the City of Chicago. This photo does not do the display justice. The detail was incredible!
The Chicago Architectural Foundation’s scale model of the City of Chicago. This photo does not do the display justice. The detail was incredible! (Note the spiraling building on the left: this proposed condo building would be the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere if completed.)

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