Mark and I went to St. Louis this weekend to a Cardinals game (they won against the Atlanta Braves 4-3!). Before we went to the game, we stopped off at the DaVinci Exhibit at the Bank of America building, which was about 2 blocks from the stadium.
Course, with Mark being an engineer, he really enjoyed it. Were allowed to take pictures in the exhibit. The exhibit was about Leonardo’s drawings that were made into replica models. Some were interactive and you could make them do things, others had signs that said “Do Not Touch”. Those were the ones Mark would always go for and I’d say “You Can’t Touch Those!”. I think everyone did that because they didn’t really have them protected.
This was a car idea.
This was a hammer, you turned the handle, the hammer would lift up then fall down and hit the anvil.
This was a model of a underwater breathing apparatus. Like a modern day dive helmet.
This was a water life preserver.
These was a pulley system. The first one you couldn’t hardly lift the bag of sand, the second one with the 2 pulleys was pretty easy, the 3rd one was much easier and the 4th one on the far right was the easiest to lift.
This was a bike.
It was a really neat exhibit. I always knew about DaVinci’s famous paintings, the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, but I didn’t realize all the engineering ideas he came up with and all the drawings. It was a really neat exhibit and well worth the $14 to visit it.