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An hour at the museum



I’m never sure if I like going to the museum or not. Mostly it fills me with a sense of lethargy, counterpointed by moments of excitement when I find something I really like. Yesterday I found this:

…and I was also quite excited to find a collection of netsuke so soon after finishing Edmund de Waal’s The Hare with the Amber Eyes. But I think the fact that I am lead by my children’s whims hampers my enjoyment a bit… all those hours in the war section, in the Gallipoli trench in particular…also we only go when it’s rainy so it’s forever connected with miserable weather. Of course you can go to the winter gardens for some seasonal adjustment afterwards. And now there’s a great song by Tiny Ruins about the museum and the winter gardens:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. racheljfenton permalink
    10/07/2014 10:05 am

    I have similar mixed feelings about the museum – it strikes me as somewhere discoveries are meant to be made in isolation yet I seem only to go there when we have visitors who want a “tour”. Sweet tune, btw.

  2. 10/07/2014 12:08 pm

    ….moa tastes like chicken….very big chicken….

  3. 14/07/2014 8:02 am

    I’ve always wondered what moa would have tasted like. I suspect a bit gamy, a bit tough (lots of exercise), and no breast meat at all.

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