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April 2009

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 Jurassic Tech

The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard

People come to Los Angeles from all over the world to visit The Museum of Jurassic Technology 9341 Venice Boulevard, at the north end of Culver City's Main Street.  Wikipedia explains this museum where you can see a sculpture of Pope John Paul II carved from a single human hair and placed within the eye of a needle.  Actually, the place is a bit obscure.  A block south is The Culver Hotel that's where most of the cast of The Wizard of Oz stayed during filming of the movie in 1939 just down the street at MGM. The hotel's restaurant is called Munchkins, as in 1939 they kind of took over the hotel. This is an odd corner of the world.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard
The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard
The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard
The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard

Just across the street from the museum, this

Jolly Green Giant figure on display at antique shop, Main Street, Culver City
Jolly Green Giant figure on display at antique shop, Main Street, Culver City
Jolly Green Giant figure on display at antique shop, Main Street, Culver City

Local color

Filth sticker, Venice Boulevard

A billboard floating above it all - and this seems to be an imperative.  Someone wants us to leave.

Quaker Oats billboard, Venice Boulevard - Go Humans Go
Quaker Oats billboard, Venice Boulevard - Go Humans Go

Next door to museum, these necessary folks

Plaque at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, 9331 Venice Boulevard
The Museum of Jurassic Technology - 9341 Venice Boulevard

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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