Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 29 2007 - World Museum Liverpool

I mentioned that basically every city and town in England has their own museum and art gallery. Well, of course Liverpool has it's own!

That's our destination today: World Museum Liverpool.

Admission is of course, free of charge..

Me in front of the museum

Once inside, we were greeted by this very tall totem pole.

I know it's totally different, but somehow it reminded me of 'Night at the Museum'. U r my dum dum, I want my gum gum..

6 levels of exhibition items

Information counter

See the top right corner of the photo? What free tickets? Well since it's free... there's only 1 thing to do, isn't it?

It's actually a documentary on Egyptian history, played in the museum's theatre.

Inside the theatre

Waiting for the show to start

The documentary lasted about 30 minutes. It was quite interesting to be honest..

After the show, we went straight to the top floor, to the planetarium, for another free show. It was dark in there, so no photos... and this show was quite boring, I actually forgot what they showed us hehehe :D

After the shows, we began exploring the museum beginning from the top floor..

This top floor is about space and time, and is quite a dark floor. They have alot of trinkets regarding space travel, like the rocket, satellite etc. There's also alot of clocks. To be honest, I think u can see similar stuff in our very own Planetarium Negara. Just a few photos to show u..

Copernicus Model of the Solar System

Ah Leong posing with a clock

4th floor was more fun.. dinosaurs and natural world..

Keen, Cath, me and... antelope deer not sure what this animal is

Some ancient fish

Mammoth and elephant comparison

Cannas "terrified" with the skulls

This skull has magical powers. It draws a fascinated Cath close to it

Dinosaurs and us! Well, dinosaur skeletons.. erm.. it's actually, replicas of dinosaur skeletons

Oh ya, I forgot to introduce 'us'. It's the usual Phase 1 Flat 44 housemates. How Chen and Peggy went somewhere else, but we have Cath, Cannas and Keen.

I don't think I need to explain who Cath is anymore. Back then, Cannas and Keen is actually Cath's friends (now our friends as well :D).. They are also Brain's coursemates.

Talking about this, we actually took Electronics and Control Systems, but Brain took Microelectronics. Cannas and Keen are also Microelectronics students.

Talking about Brain also reminds me of something. I haven't actually mentioned why Brain is called Brain..

Actually, his name is Bryan. According to Bing, Bryan becomes Brain because of a certain childish cartoon with this song: Pinky and the Brain~ Pinky and the Brain.. Since we are so used to calling him Brain, I'll just continue to call him Brain here :D

And we actually came up with this new song: Bingky and Brain~ Bingky and the Brain~~

Ok continue... 4th floor done with, continue to 3rd floor... world culture..

Head of Buddha

According to the museum, this head of Buddha is carved from volcanic rock. It dates back to the 3rd century A.D, and was excavated in Gandhara, Pakistan.

Amulet box

This amulet is actually Tibetan. The Tibetan people wear this amulet box round their neck, and this box contains Buddha images or charms. Said to be able to protect them and repel evil..

Us with more Buddha statues

Not sure what head this is

This is even more dramatic, not sure what it is too

Actually, I don't know the reason for this photo, it looks boring though, but I just felt like putting it up here..

U know, 1 thing that I'm really not so impressed about angmohs is that, they close their premises early in the evening, and they tend to be very accurate, and stubborn, about their closing time..

That's what happened when we wanted to go on the 2nd and 1st floor.. We were practically shooeed away..

But we are quite stubborn too... finding time to set up tripod for another group photo

We were quite pissed to not be able to finish the museum in 1 day, so we decided to take a continuous shot outside the museum..

My 1st photoshop product

It was quite tiring, walking the whole day, inside the museum. We were in dire need of sitting down and having something to drink, so we headed to Costa Coffee nearby..

Well, not so nearby actually, World Museum to Bold Street.. but heck...

Nah... Costa Coffee

More Costa Coffee

After coffee, time to head back to Marybone.. we passed by this Victoria Square, when we noticed there's some water shooting out from the ground.. therefore...



Haih... we were more childish than angmoh kids hanging around that area..

Better go home fast...

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