Does anyone know “The Music Man”?
If you do, you’ll know the scene this references. I couldn’t help but think of this when recently I was in the British Museum with a friend. He took so long to look at the artifacts that we only got through three galleries!
After looking up at the sky, I retreated inside the museum gates to find my friend. I actually rang him, only to glance upon him, phone to ear, not ten feet away from me. Silly, these cellular devices.
We stopped in the entrance hall/centre to look at this display. Obviously embossed with some sort of Qur’anic script, this was an external element of the exhibit I want to see about the Hajj- which also costs £12.
It didn’t take me long to realise that my friend was going to look at Every.Single.Thing.
“D….you’re going to look at everything, aren’t you?” I said, tentitively from behind his shoulder.
“Yes!” he replied, enthusiastic, although completely absorbed in reading the caption on an urn that looked exactly like the one next to it.
Don’t get me wrong- I love museums, but I like to read the captions on what calls to me that day, so I can always go back and discover something new.
This is how my comic caption idea was born. If I was going to spend three hours in three galleries, I was going to amuse myself, dammit!
Captions occur directly under the pictures. Enjoy.
You can see my face in the reflection. Don’t I look amused…
Some of the captions came right to me. I took pictures of all those.
Come to think of it, perhaps I took too many pictures of urns? They’re not all Grecian either.
Some of these are downright humorous.
Oh look, there’s D, being a good history major.
I love the sea life on this thing….I forget what it is though.
As an avid owl lover and collector, I’m always looking for owl things everywhere. Where better to find them than in the ancient world?
I was obviously at this the entire time I was there.
The ancients had some pretty nice accessories going on as well.
and sweet details.
Harry Potter references?
And they were quite advanced. I marveled at the sense of perspective in this painting for quite awhile. I admittedly know nothing about painting technique, but this is certainly not flat.
I have a ring just like the above that my Grammy bought from a peddler during her childhood in China (Family: correct me if this is wrong)
Petrified food? Volcanic!
I saw this and just had to take a picture. Imagine if it were plush!
The last thing I saw might have been my favourite.
A child who wears costumes in public? After my own heart. I did that at her age.
Back outside again, I took another picture of the sky and some beautiful trees. I think I’m in love. When I get a nice camera, I’m going to take a proper photography class and learn how to take nature photos with contrast and perspective.
Coming soon: Wanderings and some City Rules,
Oh and PS: This is what Snape would sound like reading Keats.