Less than a week left so you’ll see a little bit of a last minute sprint here to get everything I still want to see/do into these last couple days. I started at the American Museum of Natural History.
Quite the lobby entrance…
This is the Hayden Sphere, it’s used as a size reference when they talk about the universe in terms of distance that you can actually comprehend.
Inside the sphere is a video about the formation of our universe and how scientist measure distances/time…all narrated by Liam Neeson “I don’t know who Quasars are… but I will find you and…”.
Obligatory elephant shot, anything not related to elephants is irrelephant.
These displays/dioramas were conceptualized by a man named Carl Akeley in 1909. He saw that a lot of landscapes and species were disappearing back then and they had to preserve them for future generations. The interesting thing about these is the glass is actually tilted toward the viewer so you don’t get any reflections when looking inside each one.
Canada made the cut, [insert moose joke here].
I’m an adult and still went to the dinosaur floor, no shame.
Museum walking is tough work so I headed over to the Burger Joint in the Le Parker Meridien Hotel by 5th Avenue. The Hotel is a really high scale affair (similar to the Fairmont Pacific Rim) so I was a little shocked when I walked in and found this. Still a great burger and shake though!
The 5th Avenue Apple store.
Huge doesn’t even begin to describe it, this is just 1 corner of the floor space they have underground.