Daily archives: October 11, 2007


Pylons, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

It may not be as fast as flying, or as convenient as driving, but travelling by rail is still an interesting way to see a country. You tend to se the less well off parts of towns- the industrial and formerly industrial areas etc. I took a few photos from the Amtrak.

Amtrak picture gallery

Museum of Sex (Do I need to say NSFW?)

Furry head, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

Skippy and I visited the Museum of Sex whilst in Manhattan. It was only three or four blocks away from our hotel and we found some money off vouchers. (Who am I kidding. Once I’d found it, I had to visit.)

I was surprised by the openness to photography in this and other museums and galleries I visited (but most especially in this one). There also seemed to be lots of dark, unwatched corners in the Sex and the Moving Image display that could become sticky with the wrong visitors.

The third room had an interesting array of displays, including many that could inform the Perfect Sex Toy project. I have the Sex Machines book to use as reference as well. There were also some really cool robot sex dioramas by an artist called Michael Sullivan. Wired has a gallery of his work.

The Museum celebrated its fifth birthday recently (there’s also video of the event at Fleshbot).

Museum of Sex photo set

Manhattan photoset

Carlton Arms, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

A selection of my photos from Manhattan are (and Staten Island) are up on Flickr now.

Manhattan photo set