“Museums are places for exploration and excitement”

In Hamburg, we went to see the International Maritime Museum. There’s a huge collection of model ships, art, uniforms & photographs in Hamburg’s oldest preserved warehouse.

In England, we took the train to Portsmouth to see the historic Dockyard. We went to see HMS Victory, which served as Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. We spent the morning going in and out of the ship. We had a great time!

In Ho Chi Minh City, we went to the War Remnants Museum. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. A great insight to the Vietnam War told from the local viewpoint. My emotions are not easily stirred but I must say that some of the exhibits & photos are very confronting. It is challenging for the mind to think that people were inflicted with such atrocities. There are times, like these, that we find ourselves baffled by the enormous cost of war. We bought some souvenirs from the disabled people in the shop.

Andalucia so amazing

Wine is wonderful, brandy is better

Populous and popular

Agricultural with agrofood

Curious climatic change

Coarse-grained coastline, best boulevards

Dietetic delights, best bet*

(c) ladyleemanila 2023

*The Alliterisen

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1191 as a Roman Catholic cathedral, is currently the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Christ Church Cathedral, also a Church of Ireland cathedral in Dublin, is designated as the local cathedral of the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. Wikipedia

In Dublin, we went to the Guinness storehouse where they showed us how Guinness was made, the ingredients, the right temperature, the right atmosphere. It was a great experience and we had a pint of Guinness at the end of the tour.

In Munich, we have the Deutsches Museum and this is the Aircraft part.

The Robotics part.

The Physics part

The world-famous collection of jewels and goldsmith's works, enamel, crystal and ivory works in the Munich Residence, which today numbers over 1200 individual pieces, is the result of the Bavarian rulers' centuries-long passion for collecting.

Five years ago, Him Indoors and I took the train to Bonn. It’s known for the central Beethoven House, a memorial and museum honouring the composer’s birthplace. Founded in 1889 by the Beethoven-Haus association, it studies the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Last time we were here, HRH the son wasn’t even born, so it was brilliant to be back!

Last time we visited HRH the son and beautiful K in Plymouth, we went to the Box. The Box is Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive with a 2022 European Museum of the Year.

And in the Philippines, we visited the Rizal Shrine in Calamba.

The Rizal Shrine in Calamba is a reproduction of the original two-story, Spanish-Colonial style house in Calamba, Laguna where José Rizal was born on June 19, 1861. Rizal is regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. Wikipedia

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2023/05/11/wq-20-heritage-international-museum-day/

9 responses

  1. Marsha

    Lady Lee, you are rich in culture and knowledge. Each museum is so unique and offers so much. This is a post you stroll through, then go back and stroll some more. The little Vietnamese children running for their lives was the most emotional photo I think I’ve seen in a very long time. The tiny girl with the two babies was more thought-provoking. That was one second out of their day. Where did they get food or sleep? So very sad. In contrast, you have the opulence of royalty. There is so much to say about this post.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you so much, Marsha 🙂 yes, that was thought-provoking and yes, I enjoyed putting together this post from some of the museums we’ve been. Each museum has something to offer. Have a lovely Sunday and a great week ahead, Marsha ❤

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      1. Marsha

        Thanks, Lady Lee! It’s a busy week – but what week isn’t?

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  2. Sadje

    Very interesting pictures. Thanks for sharing

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    1. ladyleemanila

      always my pleasure, Sadje 🙂

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  3. Athira

    Fantastic post, special thanks for the museum photographs👏🏻👍🏻

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Athira 🙂 🙂

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      1. Athira

        Always my pleasure

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