Monday, September 21, 2009


I had all these plans to visit the British Museum and do a whole bunch of things on Sunday, but you know what? I realize Im getting old and I just don' t have the energy I used to have. I was dead tired. I really wanted to go to the Museum of Natural History...but just time today and just toooo whipped! But, since the British Museum is just two blocks away...I did take a stroll down there. I didnt stay long...not even an hour....just didnt have the energy and my favorite section of the museum was closed for renovation and wont re-open for two weeks!! AHHHHH!!!

As I was walking into the British Museum again, I was thinking just how priveleged I am to be visiting for the third time in my life....and so many people never get to visit at all. It's beyond breath taking ... The garden below in the courtyard of the museum is new and it was beautiful!


Personally Im not a real fan of history....unless im traveling or it relates to me in some way.... but I do love all of the biblical artifacts that the museum has in it's collection. I am in awe when I look at an artifact with my own eyes and know that it is hundreds if not thousands of years old and that it played such a crucial part in our history...and our lives as humans. I also learned that there is nothing new under the sun! Especially when it comes to art. Our buildings, our artwork on buildings, our coffins...everything today is just so plain and blah.... and we tend to think that people who lived way back when were primitive...but not so....look at this egyptian art!

Photobucket This is a mural painted during the reign of egyptian Pharoah Ramsess - there were several Pharoah's named Ramses, one of which was humiliated when the Isrealites left egypt.

I wish I could have gotten a more close up picture of this necklace. It was fascinating in that the beads were intricately carved. On each end were connectors made of enameled pottery. There are loads of necklaces, beads and jewelry featured in the egyptian displays in the museum. This just happened to be one of the new one's I had not seen before.


And then we have shoes....wonder what they would have called them? Kids now a days call them flip flops.. I seriously doubt that any shoe, no matter how expensive, would last a thousand years like this pair have.....amazing...

Sorry there's not more photos from there on this trip...but I do have more Museum photos on my September 07 and April 08 archives.

While Im here though, I will continue to look on the funny side of life at some of the things that just get a little giggle out of me...

I did notice on the way to the hotel that there are new taxi cabs guess I'll stand on the street corner with my camera again. There are also loads of different flavor potato chips or crisps if your from here...who knew???

And to start it off here is this in essence it's not THAT funny...but when I first looked at it, I couldn't help but visualize a mom running late trying to get her child to school on time and the child just fighting every effort of hers not to be late it gave me a little giggle....and hopefully there will be more as the week goes on....but for now....its time to for you to go to sleep and for me to get dressed for work!


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