A fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle has me enthralled! Definitely one for the bucket list, you can pet a dragon, take photos on a throne, check out weaponry from Lord of the Rings and see costumes from the likes of Harry Potter and more!
Is it a coincidence I was watching “Dracula” – the 2020 drama-horror Netflix television serial developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, when I ended up in Seattle and found this exhibit which is all about cinematic terror and the unsettling emotions it brings about in us (and which we love, apparently). Take a peek inside MoPop, Seattle’s art museum exclusively dedicated to all things pop culture and their infamous “Scare Exhibit”, not for the faint of hearted!
Did you know that every Egyptian household had a deity it worshipped? Over hundreds of tiny statues of limestone and alabaster have been unearthed over the centuries, each with significant power and meaning. Any problem could be solved by prayer to a deity. Gaze through the glass with me while I explore some…Cairo’s Egyptian Museum of Antiquities provides a haunting backdrop into the religion of a bygone era.
Access to Nefertari’s Tomb is highly exclusive and monitored. This secluded spot in the Valley of the Queens is famous for housing the mummy of the first of The Great Royal Wives of Ramses the Great. Click for more
Right now in icy Berlin, the famous Berlinale Film Festival is on. I highlight 3 films which are the most-talked movies coming up this weekend!
First female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male, with the full authority of a male, was Hatshepsut. Likened to Cleopatra who would rule 14 centuries later, Hatshepsut was only the 3rd woman to become Pharaoh in over 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. She wanted to be depicted as a male in many sculptures and images and she was most well-known for extending Egyptian trade and ambitious building projects. Happy Valentine’s Day! More on my blog today!
An intimate peek into the Tomb of King Tut, pre-COVID. It’s hand-painted walls of gold include pictures of baboons, deities of the Egyptian Underworld
The Breakers is the iconic gilded age mansion on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. It was the Vanderbilt’s home. Expect to spend 1-2 hours there if you really want to take it in.
The cave of Maketha Mantsopa is a pilgrim site for many religious groups in Africa, who come here to seek supernatural blessing from the prophetess