Sunday, October 17, 2010
New Orleans Eyeglass Museum (part 3 of 3).
As I've mentioned, the "museum" isn't so much a museum as a collection of eyeglasses and eye-related medical equipment, heavy on the glasses. The glasses are arranged in chronologic order. If you are interested in examining old things and drawing conclusions about how they were used and why they were designed a specific way, the visit will take 45 minutes or so. Do not bring a companion who gets bored easily. There isn't much to do at Tulane University Hospital if you don't have an emergency or an appointment and the cafeteria is nothing to recommend.
Because I take great pleasure in this, here is a clip:
I also enjoy metronomes, the sound of the St. Charles Avenue street car grinding along its tracks, and droning engines.