Museum hopping

Some people go to Ireland to bar hop, we go to Ireland to museum hop! Our museum hopping day is one of my favourite memories of Dublin. ┬áWell it didn’t feel like it at the time, I was all hungry and cranky and just didn’t want to ┬áwalk any more, but Carl would not have any of that! He was on a mission to prove how spontaneous he is, well done Carl you made your point! And kept leading us into anything that looked slightly interesting. ┬áWhen museums, galleries and all sort of fun things are free, you bet we are going to take full advantage of it.

The museum of archaeology is filled with Viking history, ancient Egypt artefacts and really disgusting bog bodies.  What are bog bodies? well, bodies that were found in a  swamp! All these guys died horrible deaths and I mean of course they did, no one ever got lovingly thrown into a swamp! When I realized these were real bodies and real people I started feeling really sick and completely grossed out, but I persevered and saw all of them! I

Now normal people after seeing the size and having to see everything twice in the museum would have called it a day, but no, not us! We headed off to the National gallery! ┬áIts here that I finally found out what a rule abider Carl is…He made me check my camera bag, just because of one sign saying no cameras! I was shocked and kept pointing at everyone else walking in with cameras. ┬áI mean people were wearing them across their necks, proudly displaying them! but no! My husband had to go play me like that! ┬áEven though I was devastated I still had an amazing time, seeing a Van Gogh painting made me all giddy inside and seeing a Monet painting had me lost for words!

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^^ Viking swords.

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^^ Mummy

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^^ Bog body…..look at it.

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^^ Sneaky photo of a Picasso.

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^^ I think I would have joined the military just, because of this poster.

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^^ This guy…..If you look closely you can see his top knot.

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^^ I wish having regal painting of yourself and your family members was still a thing.  Just think about how great your house would look with one of these around.

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^^ Naked statues!

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^^ The detail on this painting is amazing.

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^^ After a long day in Dublin its always great to know you can go get some sweet potato fries and a soda at Eddie Rockets.

 

Origins Centre Museum

A week ago we went to check out the origins centre museum at wits and boy, was it worth the drive.  This creatively designed museum is really something special and is all about prehistoric man, the san people, rock art and more.

When you first arrive you receive a little handset that has commentary about the specific section, so you don’t have to stand there wandering what this specific piece is about or google it┬á. ┬áInformative is an understatement! The best way to kill a couple of hours, see some insane trance dancing and get lost in culture!

Learning is always fun!

Origins centre museum

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^^ Over-excitement!

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^^ The only dinosaur I would want to see.  Yeah, I watched Jurassic park and World.

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^^ Galleries are always a good idea.

We don’t bar hop, but museum hopping sure is fun and way nicer on the brain.