March 3, 2012:

They all have cameras.

Little digisnaps, and cell phones. Once upon a time there'd be some number with larger SLRs. Now they all carry something. Stop at a building, snap an image; stand at a statue, snap an image. Ubiquitous.

I have my Nikon, but am not interested. To me this environment is so third string. More about the wealthy backwater patrons who donated the scratch than about the quality of the collections.