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Basil
02-10-2018, 10:36 PM
The Da Vinci Exhibit is at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History for a few months and Mary and I went to see it this morning on the opening day. In addition, we took a side trip to the planetarium and watched a really great show, then back to the Da Vinci exhibit. Here are some pictures (click the little "slide show" icon at the upper right of the page). Note that about mid-way through there are some pictures I took inside the planetarium.

>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcarforum/albums/72157692498836404


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NutmegCT
02-11-2018, 08:44 AM
Thanks for posting those photos. Sure wish that exhibition would come near us here, especially with those hands-on working models! It's really astounding how effective his inventions would have been with a relatively modern power source.

Say, do you recall what 2018_02_10_0128.jpg is? I can't figure out how to link to the image directly. I didn't see a title card - looks like a split walnut shell with rolls of cotton inside. He never designed a submarine - but maybe the image is his "boat to sink other boats"?

Thanks.
Tom M.

Popeye
02-11-2018, 09:28 AM
Wow! That is impressive.

Does anyone know to which museums this exhibit is headed? I found what appears to be the website for the traveling exhibit, but it only lists where the exhibit has been. This show looks like it is worth a road trip! (Albuquerque is a bit far from Pittsburgh...)

https://grandeexhibitions.com/da-vinci-the-genius/

Brooklands
02-11-2018, 09:49 AM
But Albuquerque is a great place to visit Popeye. I have been there 4 or 5 times from eastern PA.

Basil
02-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Thanks for posting those photos. Sure wish that exhibition would come near us here, especially with those hands-on working models! It's really astounding how effective his inventions would have been with a relatively modern power source.

Say, do you recall what 2018_02_10_0128.jpg is? I can't figure out how to link to the image directly. I didn't see a title card - looks like a split walnut shell with rolls of cotton inside. He never designed a submarine - but maybe the image is his "boat to sink other boats"?

Thanks.
Tom M.

This is the placard for that boat. It is called a Submarine (Sottomarino) in the exhibit.

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Basil
02-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Wow! That is impressive.

Does anyone know to which museums this exhibit is headed? I found what appears to be the website for the traveling exhibit, but it only lists where the exhibit has been. This show looks like it is worth a road trip! (Albuquerque is a bit far from Pittsburgh...)

https://grandeexhibitions.com/da-vinci-the-genius/

It looks like museums or other organizations can "book" the exhibit. If you have a museum near by you might contact them and suggest it.

Basil
02-11-2018, 12:27 PM
By the way Tom, here is how to hot-link to an image on Flickr:

Video>> https://youtu.be/ttJnACw0LPg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4694/28411232869_f78d6d0bd6_c.jpg

NutmegCT
02-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Basil - thank you!

I'd never have guessed you can get the image link by choosing Download. Actually, never even noticed there was a download icon on the Flickr page.

Thanks!
Tom M.

Basil
02-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Basil - thank you!

I'd never have guessed you can get the image link by choosing Download. Actually, never even noticed there was a download icon on the Flickr page.

Thanks!
Tom M.

They don't make it as obvious as it could be, that's for sure.

Basil
02-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Just for fun


https://youtu.be/uPwU82ZgWwI

judow
02-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Great pics! Mary photographs well, you - not so much. :) Just kidding.

waltesefalcon
02-11-2018, 10:49 PM
Looks like it was a great exhibit.

DrEntropy
02-12-2018, 02:33 PM
Wow! That is impressive.

Does anyone know to which museums this exhibit is headed? I found what appears to be the website for the traveling exhibit, but it only lists where the exhibit has been. This show looks like it is worth a road trip! (Albuquerque is a bit far from Pittsburgh...)

https://grandeexhibitions.com/da-vinci-the-genius/

Check with the Buhl Planetarium there in Pittsburgh. They would be likely candidates for the exhibit.

catfood
02-12-2018, 04:02 PM
If you ever get the chance to visit Tuscany the is a small museum dedicated to to work of Leonardo. It contains many small models of his inventions and is well worth visiting. Forgot to mention, it's in the village of Vinci!

John Turney
02-12-2018, 04:14 PM
This is the placard for that boat. It is called a Submarine (Sottomarino) in the exhibit.

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We've come a long way since then!

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Popeye
02-13-2018, 08:26 AM
But Albuquerque is a great place to visit Popeye. I have been there 4 or 5 times from eastern PA.

Totally agree - southwest US is wonderful - especially the contrast to the lush (i.e. it rains all the time) western PA!

Unfortunately it is a loooong drive...

Popeye
02-13-2018, 08:28 AM
It looks like museums or other organizations can "book" the exhibit. If you have a museum near by you might contact them and suggest it.

Thanks! I will take up Dr Entropy’s suggestion on the Buhl... Let’s see where that goes!

DrEntropy
02-13-2018, 10:22 PM
Thanks! I will take up Dr Entropy’s suggestion on the Buhl... Let’s see where that goes!
:thumbsup:

Went to the Buhl as a kid, they're an amazing bunch! Went to the "Sky Show" in the late fifties. Saw constellations and explanations, and the pendulum in the lobby put me in touch with life: *tick* *tick* *tick*...

...as in: we're finite. And; "Whadda ya gonna DO with that?!?
Perspective at an early age: "Space. The final frontier" a few years later. And Sputnik back then. Went onto th' south shore beach of Lake Erie and watched that basketball pass overhead and came aware, listened to th' "beep-beep-beep" on a Hallicrafters SX-99.

So now I'm sitting in my Florida garage, sipping Walker Black, toking a Cuban cigar and laughing at th' Universe.

"Turn left at Ganymede!" :smirk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FrOQC-zEog

pdplot
02-15-2018, 12:44 AM
I have the original Mona Lisa in my den. Smuggled it out of France. Honest. Don't tell anyone.

Basil
02-15-2018, 12:57 AM
I have the original Mona Lisa in my den. Smuggled it out of France. Honest. Don't tell anyone.

It was clever of you to replace it with that tourists poster so no one would notice. By the way, one off my favorite movies is "Mr Bean" in which Bean (Rowen Atkinson) is left to "watch" Whistler's Mother paining and ends up destroying it.

catfood
02-15-2018, 08:36 AM
I have the original Mona Lisa in my den. Smuggled it out of France. Honest. Don't tell anyone.

No. No. No.... I have the original in my loft - honest :rolleye:

Basil
02-15-2018, 10:45 AM
No. No. No.... I have the original in my loft - honest :rolleye:

That's impossible, I have it hanging in my study!

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DrEntropy
02-15-2018, 11:10 AM
She's on the wall in th' hovel's garage:

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Basil
02-15-2018, 12:10 PM
She's on the wall in th' hovel's garage:

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Much better version than mine!

waltesefalcon
02-16-2018, 12:01 PM
By the way, one off my favorite movies is "Mr Bean" in which Bean (Rowen Atkinson) is left to "watch" Whistler's Mother paining and ends up destroying it.
Sometimes life imitates art:
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