Sunday, January 11, 2009

Museum Madness!

While I was in D.C. I had to hit up the museums I missed last time... I love museums... There was so many there I only went to a few. I told Juan if he didn't take me to the Holocaust museum I was going to do bodily harm to him... The Holocaust Museum was one thing I will never forget for the rest of my life! It was intense and SSSSOOO interesting, I am fascinated with the Holocaust. I read tons of books about it, loved studying about it, watched countless movies and documentaries about it. That may come off wrong but the idea that about 50 years ago this happened is mind blowing to me. I am also obsessed with all things 40-50's WWII era. This museum taught me so many new things... ( I thought I pretty much knew most of the details) It also had exhibits that really put you back in time. One was the thousands of shoes. That Nazis collected before they put the Jewish "prisoners" in the gas chambers. It was... sickening...



But it really made you SEE... You related to the pure innocence of shoes and what a huge impact they have when you know what they represent... The death of millions of innocent people.

Most of the "everyday" items are what really hit home to me... They had piles of rusty sewing scissors, hairbrushes, and toothbrushes. I put myself in that situation... If I had to leave and not know how long I would be gone I would bring my sewing scissors (for crafting of course!)... It actually broke my heart. I guess that is the best word for it. To say the least... That museum was AMAZING.... Everything about it was done just right. The time and effort put into that museum really showed. I would say that should be on your top 5 things to do in DC if you go.

I also went to the Smithsonian Museums. The Air and Space was pretty cool... Not my favorite since I can really care less about all things space related... I felt like I was in a Star wars museum.... I took some fun pics anyways.

space love

Hands across america

My mom thought this space suit had a real guy in it.... aye... What did she think? We were at Disneyland? Geeze! Shes like " Juan was hugging that guy?" AHAHAHAHAH OH MY MOTHER!!! The sad part is, I'm slowly turning into her. That's another post though...

My favorite Smithsonian was the Museum of Natural History. It was sssooo cool. I've never been to a museum with dinosaurs in it! I always read about this museum in books and I was so glad to actually go to it!
T-rex
Look how little I look next to this thing!! I was doing my best impression of T-Rex... Children were scared!

Moose knuckle
Here is Juan with the moose... I should have made him pull up his pants so he would be next to the Moose with a "mooseknuckle" HAHAHAHA... If you don't know what that is... Well maybe that's just for the best...
Grizzly Bear
Here I am with a big grizzly bear... How ironic that Juans image is inside the grizzly... Since he is a huge Papa Bear himself...
They also had a bunch of other animals. I've decided that I would love to have a Mole as a pet... They are so ugly I just love them!

My favorite room was the "GEMS and JEWELS" It was sssoooo beautiful! My favorite was Marie Antoinettes earrings. It was said they she was wearing them when she was arrested before she got the axe!

They are GIANT!!! I would DIE for a pair of these!!! I was sort of mad they didn't say how much all of the artifacts were worth... They said they were "priceless" but hello... I need a number... $$$CHA CHING$$$ There was a bunch of cool stuff in there. like this:


The French Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) gave this piece of jewelry to his second wife, Empress Marie Louise. The diadem was a wedding present in 1810. Made by the French jewelers Nitôt et Fils. Marie Louise, who was Austrian-born, bequeathed the two pieces to the royal family of Austria.


Isn't it beautiful? I don't think I would mind being a Queen... Especially back in the day... I would be perfect I like bossing people around, I'm fair (nice word for ALBINO), chubby, love big expensive gaudy things... Wasn't that the requirements for Queens back in the day? The bigger the better??? hahahahaha



"You want some milk with that shake?"


Since this is a craft blog I need to blog about my crafts I have been doing... I have one more non craft related post... About my experience skiing in Big Bear... It was wonderful until I made me and all my peeps fall off the lift... Good times!

9 comments:

Estela said...

Looks like you had such a fun time! Great photos!!

*(that's hilarious! I wish I had a stelabird car!!)

Renee said...

Haven't read up on it lately, but I always enjoyed learning about the holocaust in school. And the racial movement, it's definitely intense! I've been to DC and also went to the Smithsonian when I was younger- it's so cool! Would be fun to go now that I'm older. Glad you had a good time ;)

rubyredruca said...

There's the Museum of Tolerance in LA too. That one is really sad too. When I went there was a survivor recounting her story. So sad!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Cute space suit photos and those earrings are AMAZING!!!

countrymummy said...

I visited Washington years ago and I still remember seeing Dorothy's red shoes from the Wizard of Oz. I might have to dig out the photo. I think they were in the American museum?

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

I definitely need to get my butt to DC, the Holocaust museum would probably make me cry!

Missy said...

I"m so jealous! Want to go there SOOOO BAD! My dh want to plan a trip around our youngest daughter's 10th birthday. We want to make sure if we go all out, they remember it! LOL!

Laura said...

I've been to the holocaust museum probably 5 times and I still don't think I've seen it all, there's so much there! it's a shame, I believe the museum of american history is closed for renovations.

iowa-girl-in-korea said...

Oh man, you are making me crave a museum! I wanna go!