Sunday, January 27, 2008
NaturHistorischesMuseum Top Ten, yeah!
The results are in from an afternoon spent at Vienna's most magnificent old school museum. Here we go:
Most Ridiculous and Hardly Credible Display which is Apparently Based on Actual Fact: the Russian Ice Age hunters' hut made from wooly mammoth bones. (They really did that?!)
Most Surly Museum Employee: the coat check guy.
Adinah's favorite dinosaur: Brontosaurus, and "those small ones who run really fast."
My Favorite Dinosaur: Triceratops, baby.
Anette's Favorite Moment: Little V. pointing to all of the dinosaurs and saying,"Wuff wuff!"
Creepiest Animal, Alive or Stuffed: the Cow Fish, who swims around devouring plankton and very small rocks, all the while disguised as a brightly-colored shampoo bottle cap.
Most Canny Fashion Move: Adinah wearing all pink and her (pink) princess crown to the museum.
Most Sublime Detail: oil paintings of cavemen and other sweaty, lumbering prehistoric beasts, hung in rooms that resemble Baroque dining halls.
Biggest Disappointment: no dodo bird.