Some of you may remember that I flew to San Jose California last December to visit a museum that I had visited many years ago. It was the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and since I love all things Egyptian, I wanted to go again and renew my memories of the place (and, yes take photos too). Whenever one visits a museum on a weekday you are bound to run into school groups out on field trips. (It happens to me quite often at the Desert Botanical Garden and sometimes at the Phoenix Art Museum.) So it was no surprise that I had to share the museum and the grounds with school children, lots of school children. For the most part, they were well behaved and followed instruction very well. Since they were everywhere around the grounds, including them in some of the photos was inevitable.
From the moment they entered the museum grounds, they were drawn to the reflecting pool just inside the gate. Children and water, it's a natural combination.
The children were so engrossed in the water, that they didn’t see me snapping pictures in the distance. However, I think that one of the adults caught sight of my prying lens. He has a bit of a worried look on his face but, he soon forgot that I was there.
The children ate their lunch in the courtyard where lunch boxes and thermoses were balanced on stairs and on statues.
While inside the museum, they asked a lot of questions and seemed to have an enthusiastic interest in the ancient history of Egypt. Maybe there were some future Egyptologists in the group.