Friday, March 03, 2006

Petersen Museum

An L.A. landmark, I know, but is it just me that feels sad and creepy everytime I see this?

Anyway. Last weekend I went to the Petersen Automotive Museum. A nice history of how automobiles, freeways and the city “grew up” together, cool exhibits on Rock’nRoll guitars and cars and of Steve McQueen’s cars. Look at this beauty:

Man, I had one of these (a coupe, not fastback) and had to let it go. Sigh.

In the kids space, they had great science displays and games (Pinecar Derby!!). And this! They had kids design cars, and prop makers from the entertainment industry (I’m guessing), made them. So this:

Became this:

How cool is that? ;)

You should go.