|Some trinkets and instruments from Tibet|
Never before have I been to a place so humid that when you step outside your glasses fog up and you feel like your entire body is sticky. But, weather aside, today was absolutely wondrous. Not even the humidity could put a damper on the fun I had, since most of it occurred indoors under the protection of air conditioning.
In just one day I got through three of the things that I had been hoping to do on this trip: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the reflection pool outside of our dorms. I was mostly concerned that I wouldn't get to see the museums, since I couldn't make any of the RA trips to them and would likely be too swamped with homework over the last week of class to go on a weekday. Luckily, I was able to fit both museums into one day with the help of a few of my friends.
|A miniature California living room, 1850-75|
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|Monet, Branch of the Seine near Giverny (Mist)|
After the Art Institute we took a short lunch break before going to the Field Museum. While not as incredible as the Art Institute, it was still a ton of fun. We arrived just in time to get in before admission was closed, and had about an hour and a half to explore the museum. We spent a lot of time in the Ancient America's exhibit, which looked at the Americas from the Ice Age to the Aztec Empire.
Even though I was so tired from walking around all day, I still decided to take the short walk over to the reflecting pool that is right next to our dorms. Although everyone had mentioned it, and I had seen it several times, I had never made it all the way over there. The reflecting pool is basically just a pool with thin sheet of water, which is serene and lovely on a hot day. I was very happy to have finally visited it in person.