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The Field Museum

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 April 2021 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of artifacts illustrating art, archaeology, science and history." The museum was originally housed in the World's Columbian Exposition's Palace of Fine Arts, which was rebuilt to house the Museum of Science and Industry. In 1905, the museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences. In 1921, the museum moved from its original location to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown, where it is part of the lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.

View of the Field Museum from the Skydeck of the Sears Tower. View is looking southeast. The road right in front of the Museum is Lake Shore Drive.

From the archives................Photo taken September 25, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 320 160 mm

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

And look at the harbor in the background! WOW. I'm most impressed, Steven. Even though I lived in Chicago for a year back when I was 20, I didn't get around to see things. Sad but true.

14 Apr 2021 5:10am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

There is no time to visit that museum in one day.

14 Apr 2021 5:36am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A magnificent building in a great setting.

14 Apr 2021 5:49am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks magnificent . Yes iy will take a tleast three days to see this.
Thank you for the history:)))

14 Apr 2021 5:56am

Martine from Brest, France

C'est un beau bâtiment, jolie vue sur le port.

14 Apr 2021 5:59am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle prise de vue ...merci

14 Apr 2021 6:30am

jpla from Anjou, France


14 Apr 2021 6:38am

lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

It would take weeks to look at all the collections, Steven - it is huge!

14 Apr 2021 6:43am

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Un angle de prise grandiose !

14 Apr 2021 7:13am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

This museum seems enormous, the building is very imposing in any case and must shelter wonders...

14 Apr 2021 7:19am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waauw...what a large museum !

14 Apr 2021 8:04am

Gérard Flayol from Château-Gombert, Marseille, France

It is very strange this skull under the entrance!

14 Apr 2021 8:57am

@Gérard Flayol: The museum had an exhibit on pirates at the time. This photo dates back to 2009 when the movie franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean" was popular.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an imposing classical temple to science. Well captured

14 Apr 2021 8:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

great view

14 Apr 2021 9:28am

Willy from Belgium

une très belle prise de ce musée, qui me semble énorme Steven

merci pour les informations utiles

bonne journée

14 Apr 2021 9:30am

helys from Paris, France


14 Apr 2021 10:21am

Rose from United States

Thst would be an interesting place to visit.

14 Apr 2021 10:39am

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe bâtiment!!

14 Apr 2021 10:50am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A friend of mine was there. He was very impressed.

14 Apr 2021 11:03am

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful view.

14 Apr 2021 11:18am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN impressive point of view

14 Apr 2021 1:34pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

14 Apr 2021 3:53pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, you must have been hanging from a sky hook to capture this

14 Apr 2021 3:54pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great view. I agree with Jypyä Pop.

14 Apr 2021 4:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Wonderful view and a Great shot :)

14 Apr 2021 4:37pm

suzanne from Belgium

Une très belle prise de vue !!!:-)

14 Apr 2021 4:40pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une belle plongée et magnifique point de vue.

14 Apr 2021 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image of the huge, beautiful building. It's on some prime land next to the water.

14 Apr 2021 6:20pm

Hootin' Anni from United States

It seems colossal! Impressive. And enjoyed reading the history of the building as it stands now.

14 Apr 2021 7:32pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic point of view, a nice and interesting view and photo.

14 Apr 2021 8:02pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super shot and that huge building is so impressive just by its sheer scale.

15 Apr 2021 12:24am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Well seen.

15 Apr 2021 12:52am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonderful viewpoint of this classic architecture. I have not been there for decades but have fond memories.

15 Apr 2021 1:27am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amazing shot with so much to see.

15 Apr 2021 2:03am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful view of the museum and the marina in the distance. That is a huge building. I can just imagine the treasures that it must hold. It would be a wonderful place to visit.

15 Apr 2021 2:09am

Don from Spokane, United States

A great building and a vast colection of boats,

15 Apr 2021 3:07am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

So many boats, so much money.
The building is pretty nice!

15 Apr 2021 4:32pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Enorme ce muséum, l'architecture est impressionnant !

16 Apr 2021 3:44am

Remus from Portugal

The museum has a lot of space.
It's good to see that the culture, also has a vast space to use and it is not only sport, since generally sport is privileged with large arenas.

16 Apr 2021 5:34pm