Category Archives: Museum

Colombo: Sri Lanka

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Greetings from a sunrise filled with the sounds of howling monkeys and loud bird calls. And this is in the capital city! Sorry not to send photos enroute. A bit out of practice with this. But here are the two huge contrasts of my first day. First shot from the luxury suite at the Tintgagel Hotel, a 10 room hotel which was the home of the first female prime minister not only of Sri Lanka, but in the world, and where Prince Charles and Camilla stayed last year and the restroom at the Colombo National Museum. More to come as travel with friends through this fascinating country.





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National Museum of Jewish History:Philadelphia, PA

Also posted in My Life, Sightseeing |

Came to the city to see the Barnes Collection and Chasing Dreams- an exhibition about the history of minorities in Baseball- inclusive of Jews and other ethnic minorities, as well as women who actually started playing the sport in leagues in the late 1800's. The curator told me that there may soon be women in the major leagues. That would be something indeed. A terrific show in a fabulous museum which opened in its current location in 2010. Not to be missed when coming to Philly. Including a shot of the banner with Hammering Hank featured larger than life.



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Home of Robert Louis Stevenson: Apia,Samoa

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I did not know that Stevenson spent the last 4 years of his life on Samoa. The climate was good for his lungs and the people touched his heart. Not hard to understand the latter. Some of the warmest and good humored folks on the planet I dare say. Beautiful smiles, easy laughs and deeply traditional. An island were tattoos recount the family history and children wait on their parents while growing up. Not bad.

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Marco Herrera Museum: Lima,Peru

Also posted in Art, Sightseeing |

An old mansion which now houses a fine collection of historic Peruvian artifacts. Pottery, textiles, gold and silver ornaments. And a room of what is called Erotica. It did bring to mind the karma sutra, though my guess is that it is more likely celebrating fertility. Though there used to be adamant denial that human sacrifice was practiced in ancient Peru, there has been a discovery of vessels that prove that it did exist. Dinner was a buffet of local dishes served in a grassy courtyard with lovely plantings surrounding us. A pair of musicians- one on guitar and one on a wind instrument. Rather pooped and looking forward to our 8pm arrival at the Suissotel. Sent from my iPhone hotel.



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Guggenheim Museum:Manhattan

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In deference to the James Turrell exhibit which I am here seeing for the second time, I am taking a photo from under the light fixture in the stall. Light is what Turrell is all about as an artist. If you have not been to this stunning exhibit, try to go before the end of the month. And see the 2 short and informative videos in the basement about his work. Check out the hours they are shown first.

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Metropolitan Museum:Manhattan

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Really? There are receptacles in every stall for goodness sake. Liked the Punk fashion exhibit much more than expected and the civil War paintings were as interesting as advertised. The surprise was my emotional response to the installation on the roof.

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Norman Rockwell Museum:Stockbridge,MA

Also posted in Rolls, Sightseeing |

At first glance this seems like a precarious spot for extra toilet paper rolls. The revelations here are the exhibit by Jarvis Rockwell, Norman's son, and the hillside setting.

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Hill Stead Museum:Farmington,CT

Also posted in Decor, Out & About |

Keeping the ambiance of this old stable, this restroom entrance has stunning deep tones wood planks. Always a joy to return to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, thought tonight the picnic and reading are under a tent in the back due to the rain. Way better than the old days when rain meant going inside.

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Guggenheim Museum:Manhattan

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I think this restroom is asafetida or larger than the average apartment in Hong Kong. Spent 2 hours bathed in the genius of James Turrell. Worth the effort to go. Actually a transformative experience.

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Museum of Architecture:Trinidad

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I will be honest with you and admit that I did not actually pee here. This is an example of a colonial water closet here in Trinidad. Thought you would enjoy seeing it.

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