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Posts tagged museums

Eternal Copenhagen

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Autumn Morning on Lake Sortedam by Christen Kobke (NY Carlsberg Glyptoteket)

sortedams so art copenhagen Efterårsmorgen ved Sortedamssøen

As mentioned yesterday, today we are leaving Copenhagen. Our place, right next to Lake Sortedam, will be missed. I’d like to be close to the lakes again next time, but on a less busy street. I walked, or more often biked, along this lake nearly each of the past 36 days. Although it’s summer, many days looked as gloomy as this fall day in Kobke’s painting from nearly 200 years ago. On those sunny days, between storms, the lakes looked marvelous.

On the surface Copenhagen isn’t changing at all. But the new things do stand out and surprise me when I spend a month here every few years.

So far I’ve posted about 35 photos from this trip. After deleting hundreds of photos, I still have about 4,000 to go.


Diorama in Hakata Machiya Folk Museum of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival (博多祇園山笠)

Diorama in Hakata Machiya Folk Museum of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival (博多祇園山笠)

I have never been fortunate enough to be in Fukuoka for the first half of July to witness first hand the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, but the display, in miniature, at the nearby museum is pretty cool.


恐竜 National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo

恐竜 – National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Tokyo, Japan)

Egyptian Sarcophagus

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Sarcophagus of Horkhebit in New York’s Met

My random, desktop image of the day is from our trip to New York a few summers ago. I tried to find out information on this sarcophagus online, and I hit the jackpot. Here it was before coming out of the ground over 110 years ago after laying there for 2,500 years!

Toyota Museum (トヨタ博物館)


History lesson in Toyota Museum (Nagoya, Japan)

These types of museums aren’t normally my thing, but when you don’t have any plans on a brutally hot and humid summer day in Nagoya this is a decent place to be. Unlike the museums I visited on this same trip in Korea, this one had air conditioning. I had no desire to leave.

Part of this museum deals with Toyota’s first business (when they were known as Toyoda), the mechanical loom. The rest is, of course, about the automobiles and includes many early models. Japanese models/tour guides are happy to tell you more than you’d like to know about the cars. I don’t know if the models speak English, but most of the displays are in (broken) English as well as Japanese.

Sadaharu Oh Baseball Museum

王貞治ベースボールミュージアム Oh Sadaharu Baseball Museum

Oh Sadaharu Baseball Museum (王貞治ベースボールミュージアム)

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