Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Here be Dragons

What with work and School Holiday responsibilities I haven't been able to get much knitting in. I've been carrying it around with me in my bag in the vain hope that I might get a row done in the commute down to the city and back but as it's all been car travel not much is happening.
In my capacity as Designated Entertainment Officer on our last city trip we went to the Powerhouse Museum. This is a place with which the family is well acquainted and which had a homely familiarity to it.

I had a very pleasant surprise on this visit to find that someone has given the interesting but slightly tired exhibits a total Son et Lumiere makeover.
The Transport Room, home of the Catalina Flying boat, the Dick Smith Rozier-type balloon and a lovely Steam train, is now transformed into a magical experience. It even has Dragons!

He's just a few months old according to Scott, the cryptozoologist who was guiding the tour, but he's very friendly.
There he is in the top picture hiding behind the 1243 engine. Then he hears the tour calling and comes rushing past the old Central Station Indicator Board to get a snack of Ming Vase scraps.
He's a minevore or mineral eater and as he's only a young Draglet he isn't up to eating large jade sculptures yet. They're taking good care of him at the museum and let him wander around browsing on the odd door handle and escalator. This does lead to a few embarrassing Dragon droppings but nothing that can't be cleaned up. He's very social, very friendly and loves kids.

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