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7/11/2016 3:48:25 PM
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Working and growing up in New York City, I probably haven't taken advantage of as many museums and cultural icons as I should. I've been to the Museum of Natural History quite a few times including the attached Hayden Planetarium. I've also been to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've been to the Museum of Sex, The Italian-American Museum and the Brooklyn Museum as well.

I haven't been to the Whitney or Guggenheim; I'll get around to those.

What are your favorite museums in the United States?
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7/11/2016 3:56:04 PM
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What are your favorite museums outside of the United States?

Mine would have to be the Vatican in Rome, and all of the Gaudi museums in Barcelona.

I plan on going to Amsterdam and Paris for my 30th birthday. When I do, I'll check out the Anne Frank museum and the Louvre.
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7/11/2016 4:03:39 PM
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At 7/11/2016 3:48:25 PM, Danielle wrote:
Working and growing up in New York City, I probably haven't taken advantage of as many museums and cultural icons as I should. I've been to the Museum of Natural History quite a few times including the attached Hayden Planetarium. I've also been to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've been to the Museum of Sex, The Italian-American Museum and the Brooklyn Museum as well.

I haven't been to the Whitney or Guggenheim; I'll get around to those.

What are your favorite museums in the United States?

I really loved the Met, though the Philadelphia Museum of Art is probably my favorite. The Rodin Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia are also up there on my list, and of course the Smithsonian. The Goughenheim was cool, though I was young when I went. I also liked the Glencairn Museum, the Brandywine River Museum, and the Michener Museum, which are smaller ones close to my area.

The ones which I most want to go see are probably the Barnes Foundation, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Hudson River Museum.
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7/11/2016 4:08:51 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/11/2016 3:56:04 PM, Danielle wrote:
What are your favorite museums outside of the United States?

Mine would have to be the Vatican in Rome, and all of the Gaudi museums in Barcelona.

I plan on going to Amsterdam and Paris for my 30th birthday. When I do, I'll check out the Anne Frank museum and the Louvre.

How was Gaudi? I missed them while I was there, as I only stopped briefly on a train trip through Europe.
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7/11/2016 4:11:08 PM
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At 7/11/2016 4:08:51 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
How was Gaudi? I missed them while I was there, as I only stopped briefly on a train trip through Europe.

Amazing. The Sagrada Familia is probably my favorite building in the world (both inside and outside). Construction is almost finished! His other works are pretty cool too. I've seen Casa Batllo and some other that I can't think of off the top of my head.
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7/11/2016 4:16:01 PM
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At 7/11/2016 4:11:08 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 7/11/2016 4:08:51 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
How was Gaudi? I missed them while I was there, as I only stopped briefly on a train trip through Europe.

Amazing. The Sagrada Familia is probably my favorite building in the world (both inside and outside). Construction is almost finished! His other works are pretty cool too. I've seen Casa Batllo and some other that I can't think of off the top of my head.

I saw the outside, and it was really, really, cool. I regret being more into history than art when I went, I would have spent less time in Carcassonne and more in Barcelona. I definitely remember seeing Casa Batllo, though I had no idea what it was at the time. It's so unreal looking, like something out of a fantasy novel.
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7/11/2016 4:18:59 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/11/2016 4:16:01 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I saw the outside, and it was really, really, cool. I regret being more into history than art when I went, I would have spent less time in Carcassonne and more in Barcelona. I definitely remember seeing Casa Batllo, though I had no idea what it was at the time. It's so unreal looking, like something out of a fantasy novel.

Indeed. Art has so much historical significance though :) I don't care much about art except for when I have a great (real life, not audio) tour guide. So much of the paintings and sculptures and even architecture has a lot to do with the political and historical going-ons of the time -- at least from what I could tell about most of my travels and excursions. I prefer the historical sites too though, tbh. But a knowledgeable tour guide can explain so much about the art that I would have missed.
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7/11/2016 4:51:24 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/11/2016 3:56:04 PM, Danielle wrote:
What are your favorite museums outside of the United States?

Mine would have to be the Vatican in Rome, and all of the Gaudi museums in Barcelona.

I plan on going to Amsterdam and Paris for my 30th birthday. When I do, I'll check out the Anne Frank museum and the Louvre.

My favourite museum would have to be the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
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7/11/2016 6:37:15 PM
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At 7/11/2016 4:18:59 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 7/11/2016 4:16:01 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I saw the outside, and it was really, really, cool. I regret being more into history than art when I went, I would have spent less time in Carcassonne and more in Barcelona. I definitely remember seeing Casa Batllo, though I had no idea what it was at the time. It's so unreal looking, like something out of a fantasy novel.

Indeed. Art has so much historical significance though :) I don't care much about art except for when I have a great (real life, not audio) tour guide. So much of the paintings and sculptures and even architecture has a lot to do with the political and historical going-ons of the time -- at least from what I could tell about most of my travels and excursions. I prefer the historical sites too though, tbh. But a knowledgeable tour guide can explain so much about the art that I would have missed.

How do you typically find tour guides? I've never really had one on any of my vacations.

And how long will you be in Paris? That is an incredible city. I had sort of irrationally decided that it was overrated before I had even gone there, but I was blown away by the experience.
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7/15/2016 4:48:05 PM
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You're lucky to live in NYC! The museums here are pretty boring :/ They're fun the first time you visit, but there's not much there, so you end up looking at the same paintings and objects every time. They do hold special exhibitions, but the permanent ones are altered like every 10 years. (And I do mean 'altered', not 'changed'.)

I'm just glad the art and space museums will soon get much-needed renovations. Lack of updates aside, history is the best-designed amongst the museums. The art museum is one of the better ones too. The heritage museum is okay. The space museum is awfully small and the science museum is for kids, with only a few rare items (probably only one: the dinosaur fossil). There are lots of other smaller museums, which either have a very specific theme (e.g. correctional services, police, trains) or are based on historical sites (defence, Lee Cheng Uk, Sam Tung Uk).
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7/17/2016 3:07:19 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/11/2016 3:48:25 PM, Danielle wrote:
Working and growing up in New York City, I probably haven't taken advantage of as many museums and cultural icons as I should. I've been to the Museum of Natural History quite a few times including the attached Hayden Planetarium. I've also been to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've been to the Museum of Sex, The Italian-American Museum and the Brooklyn Museum as well.

I haven't been to the Whitney or Guggenheim; I'll get around to those.

What are your favorite museums in the United States?

There are a few museums about 45 minutes away from where I live, but I've mainly only been to those on field trips. There is, however, a museum of art about 20 minutes away from where I live.
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7/17/2016 5:20:22 PM
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At 7/11/2016 3:56:04 PM, Danielle wrote:
What are your favorite museums outside of the United States?\

Museums in Paris


Mine would have to be the Vatican in Rome, and all of the Gaudi museums in Barcelona.

I plan on going to Amsterdam and Paris for my 30th birthday. When I do, I'll check out the Anne Frank museum and the Louvre.

I live in Paris, Louvre is a 20 min. drive
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7/18/2016 1:20:08 AM
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I need to go to more museums...I love them but I just haven't gone to that many

The best one I can remember is the Musical Instrument Museum, its super cool.
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7/20/2016 12:16:42 PM
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At 7/17/2016 5:20:22 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I live in Paris, Louvre is a 20 min. drive

That's cool. I don't remember exactly, but is entry free for students under 16?
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7/20/2016 12:32:46 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:16:42 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/17/2016 5:20:22 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I live in Paris, Louvre is a 20 min. drive

That's cool. I don't remember exactly, but is entry free for students under 16?

Yeah, free for me, but we have a family membership because we don't need to go into the big line :D
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7/20/2016 12:33:15 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:16:42 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/17/2016 5:20:22 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I live in Paris, Louvre is a 20 min. drive

That's cool. I don't remember exactly, but is entry free for students under 16?

I think it is free until 18, but I am not really sure, but it is free for you.
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7/20/2016 12:50:40 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:33:15 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I think it is free until 18, but I am not really sure, but it is free for you.

Yup, it was, when I was in Paris.
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7/20/2016 12:52:36 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:50:40 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:33:15 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I think it is free until 18, but I am not really sure, but it is free for you.

Yup, it was, when I was in Paris.

How old were you at that time?
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7/20/2016 12:53:13 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:52:36 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:50:40 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:33:15 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I think it is free until 18, but I am not really sure, but it is free for you.

Yup, it was, when I was in Paris.

How old were you at that time?

I was thirteen, I think. Or twelve.
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7/20/2016 12:53:42 PM
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At 7/20/2016 12:53:13 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:52:36 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:50:40 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/20/2016 12:33:15 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I think it is free until 18, but I am not really sure, but it is free for you.

Yup, it was, when I was in Paris.

How old were you at that time?

I was thirteen, I think. Or twelve.

When you couldn't be on DDO :D.
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7/20/2016 8:43:40 PM
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At 7/18/2016 1:20:08 AM, Hayd wrote:
The best one I can remember is the Musical Instrument Museum, its super cool.

Sounds awesome. Where is that?
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7/20/2016 8:44:25 PM
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At 7/20/2016 8:43:40 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 7/18/2016 1:20:08 AM, Hayd wrote:
The best one I can remember is the Musical Instrument Museum, its super cool.

Sounds awesome. Where is that?

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