This photo series was taken on August 14, 2015 at 4:19
The location was in the Building Museum in Washington
The "Take it!" came from having read about this exhibit
in our local newspaper. It captured my curiosity and I included a stop at it along with a number of other errands that called for me to be in downtown DC. The building has a very large open
interior that is atrium like and conducive to putting in large displays. This one was built to resemble a beach with beach chairs, beach umbrellas and a sloping floor that gently led the
participants to a huge box that contained white plastic spheres as shown in my hand in one of the photos. This is a clever adaptation of what is often a plaything for very young children,
however in this application - it was being enjoyed by people of all ages.
The glee escaping from adults and children alike was simply
amazing to stand by and observe. I think a very large part of the joy of the experience came from people being able to move about in the plastic spheres and not have to worry about their
children having to beware of water which is the usual beach scene. No one was in danger of drowning. What a relief!
The After Take: Word had gotten out about this, and many
already knew about it. Several had been there and enjoyed themselves with their family's immensely. Rare are these public worry free events.
As chance would have it, I wandered into the gift shop after
the observing of the glee and happened upon the director of the building. A very nice fellow that told me that they had gotten the plastic sphere's from North Carolina rather than China. He said
they were confident of the content of the plastic and this was very important. He said at the end of each day they sanitized all of the spheres as well as all surfaces. This fact made me that
much more appreciative of the care given to the safety and sanitation provided to protect the public.
Here is hoping an unexpected joy comes your way
All the best,