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a japanese statue

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 5 August 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

There are many things I could post for today. I passed through a gallery focused on how different cultures express the concept of life and death and another that held objects that defined the Renaissance. I saw a bit of the Africa gallery (my most anticipated; unfortunately, they shut it down for an unknown reason while I was in it), the rest of the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, the North and South American galleries (not that big, especially South America - I guess the British never took anything over there), Japan, China, India, SE Asia, and the pieces of the Parthenon that the museum has - more than actually remains in Greece! (Yeah, you'd better believe the Greeks don't like that). Really, I saw the rest of the world outside of Europe in the museum. That's fine. European stuff kinda bores me, to be honest. Maybe next time I'll check it out.

The museum blew me away, however. Amazing place, definitely worth visiting and definitely worth my day here. I loved it. More to come as I travel over the next few days.

I chose this Japanese statue because I really like the lighting. It's actually a copy - the original is in Japan - but it's so well made that even the damage to it has been recreated. I couldn't have told the difference.