fredag den 17. marts 2017
Henry Ford Museum
Der er mest biler og maskiner, men det var sjovt! F.eks. denne pølse-bil lige ved indgangen. Hvem har ikke drømt om sådan en?
Yesterday, I went with my brother-in-law to the Henry Ford Museum, the pride of Michigan. Henry Ford invented the assembly line and had a lot of success. He also collected stuff, which in time turned into a very impressive museum.
They mostly show cars and machines, but it was fun! For instance this wiener-car close to the entrance. Who haven't dreamed of one of those?
De havde en flot samling af præsidenternes biler, inklusiv den bil, som JFK blev skudt i. Det var så lidt makabert. Især, at de faktisk havde brugt den efter mordet på ham til andre præsidenter!
Of course they also had a Ford T in bits and pieces, to show how it was put together.
There was an impressive collection of presidential cars, including the car in which JFK was shot. Which was a bit macabre. Especially, how they used it for other presidents after the murder!
Der var flyvemaskiner - en hel del, faktisk! Inkl. en model af kabinerne i fly helt tilbage fra 1927 og frem. Jeg er egentlig meget godt tilfreds med den komfort vi har nu. Vi lærte om Charles Lindberg's tur over Atlanterhavet alene i fly, og om postflyverne, der var mere eller mindre dumdristige.
Generelt var det interessant med tiden lige før og efter 1. Verdenskrig. Lige før, fordi folk stod på tærsklen til "Det store århundrede" med nye opfindelser overalt, og lige efter, hvor alle krigspiloterne gerne ville blive ved med at flyve, og derfor blev postflyvere, fløj om kap eller begyndte at lave tricks i luften. (Hvorfor er der aldrig mere nogen som står ovenpå en flyvemaskine der laver loops?)
The "President" train was not quite real. Hadn't been used for presidents! But it could have been, since it was so beautiful!
They had airplanes - quite a lot, actually! Including a model of the plane-cabins back from 1927 and onward. I'm quite happy with the current comfort. We learned about Charles Lindberg and his trip across the Atlantic alone in a plane, and of the airmail-pilots who were more or less reckless.
It was very interesting with the time right before and after World War 1. Right before, because the "Great Century" was in the dawning with new inventions everywhere, and right after, when all the war pilots did not want to stop flying and became mail-pilots, did races or started doing tricks in the sky. (Why is no-one standing on top of an airplane doing loops anymore?)
On the way back, we passed by Barnes & Nobles. For coffee, you know. They have a very impressive selection of knitting books at the moment! You can spend a lot of time in there, if you want to look through everything. I bought 2 books, and planned on ordering some from Amazon. Since I don't want to carry them home in my suitcase. My bags really get filled very easily!