Thursday, December 17, 2015

A meeting with Ben Stiller - American Museum of Natural History! NYC

yeah, I'm kidding I almost met him - I was in the American Museum of Natural History where the film 'Night at the Museum' was shot. It's an amazing feeling when you can recognize the places and things from the movie.

So I met my friend there (we were planning it for a long time) - she lives in White Plains - about 40 mins from me. It's also the perfect place to escape a cold winter day or a humid one.

The entrance:

  • that's the largest natural history museum in the World
  • it has 4 floors and a lower level = 45 exhibition halls
  • it's situated near the west side of Central Park
  • this place isn't the same as in the 'Night at the Museum'
  • the entrance price is recommended - it means people can pay whatever they can afford
  • it's easy to get lost (even with the map)
 (Lucky me we were on the interview with experts)

 Honestly, some of the exhibitions are hard to understand but it looks unusual and different.

As you know this museum presents the history of nature so there're plenty of animals, it's called 'live-animal exhibitions'.
Firstly, you can see 3D with only one eye - it's incredibly amazing - the exhibit shows us animals (that had lived) trees,rocks etc. (like in their original area) and the background is fake.
The wall was especially made to feel the nature and imagine yourself to be for example - in the middle of nowhere, forest or mountains.

He almost ate my head...

Do we look similar? Just a little bit???

Theodore Roosevelt
(or Teddy) is mostly remembered as the 26th President of the US and I feel like this Roosevelt Memorial Hall celebrates his passion for preserving America's wilderness for future generations.
By the way, that's an amazing experience to BE THERE! If you have a chance to go there, just do it - it's totally worthy.

is one of the most complete skeletons found to date from the early hominids that flourished between 4 and 2 million years ago - that's unbelievable... it's presumably female, who stood well under 4 feet tall but anyway for experts it was hard to decide.
This was discovered by scientists in 1974 (3.18 million-year-old woman) they named her Lucy because the researches listened to the Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' to celebrate their incredible find.

It's literally impossible to see everything on a single visit. You can spend hours here exploring the different floors and exhibits, so that's why this trip made our feet hurt. 
I've never seen such a good dinosaur exhibition as here - I'm disappointed they're not alive!!

That's just a little bit of everything concerning natural history :

  • dinosaurs
  • evolution
  • minerals, rocks, fossils
  • space
  • aquatic life
  • animals 
and more...
look at this map:

And this is what I got as a little souvenir from this Museum it's sooo cute!
As you can see it used to be a 1 cent!

Hope you like those photos - I have a lot but I chose the best ones.
This trip was really exhausting but I'm glad I did it!!!
Take a last look -

See ya!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Meet my new friend - Elfie is my friend for exactly 10 days...

Hiiiii people,

generally,when I was in Poland I didn't like Christmas but this time I really enjoy it!
So, I've been taking photos since December 1st when I met a little guy in a red outfit. He appeared unexpectedly. To be honest, I had never heard about this tradition in the US.

What's the 'Elf on the shelf' ?
 He arrives on Dec 1st and is sent by Santa to check on good children, to help keep the belief that the Elf is real - he changes places every night (I'm responsible for this) that's why I took some photos - this guy is sooo crazyyyyy.
Creativity is needed!
All in all, on Christmas Eve, he reports to Santa and hitches a ride back to the North Pole, that's a big difference between Polish and American tradition that I've noticed so far.
Polish people celebrate Santa's Day on Dec 6th but Americans on Dec 24th. 
Take a quick look:

DAY 1 
'Date with a Barbie'

'I can be wherever I want'

'(Gold) Fishing time'

'Let's decorate the Christmas tree'

'It's time to sleep'

'Try my magic fruit'

'I'm a Miley Cyrus' fan!!!'
I came in like a wreeeeeecking ball

'Let me open the door'

'You cannot see me,right?'

DAY 10
'Still waiting for some snow'

There is the ONLY 1 RULE that I've learned 
(I didn't know about it so I broke it - the first day):
The most important thing is that the parents and the kids cannot touch the Elf because he loses his magic if somebody touches him and if he loses his magic he isn't able to go back and talk to Santa - that's so funny - I moved him once during a day and I felt sooooo guilty!!
When Elf arrives everybody must behave good so there's at least less fights or arguments between kids - because he sees everything! 

To sum up, I just want to share with your my favorite 'Elf on the Shelf' pic. I couldn't stop laughing at all!! 

That was a quick note about American Christmas, I'm sure it'll sound weird - it's actually December and I feel like it's a summer - no snow,sunny weather and the sky without any clouds.

More funny photos of our Elfie soon, now I'm working on a American Museum of Natural History in NYC note.

I hope you liked it.
See ya soon,

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