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The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, Philippines

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, Philippines

I don’t know how often you think of death, like exactly what will happen to your body when you die. Will you be buried or cremated? Or will your coffin be placed on the side of a cliff? Apparently this is a common practice of the Bo people of southern...

16-foot-tall bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, Seattle

16-foot-tall bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, Seattle

Nearly one hundred Vladimir Lenin statues have been toppled in the Ukraine since anti-government protests began in December. A Lenin statue that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere is the most random one of all. On the corner of N. 36th Street and Evanston Avenue N in the Fremont neighborhood...

National Memorial Day Museum

National Memorial Day Museum

May 27 is Memorial Day in the U.S., which is supposed to be a time to remember Americans who have died while serving in the military, but ends up being more about weddings and BBQs, even though the weather is always rainy and crappy. I didn’t think there would be...

World’s Tallest Pope Statue, Czestochowa, Poland

World’s Tallest Pope Statue, Czestochowa, Poland

With everyone and their Catholic grandmother talking about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, I bet you were wondering where the world’s tallest Pope statue is located? Even though you’d probably guess Vatican City, the correct answer is actually Czestochowa (pronounced, like, Chestakova) in Poland. Don’t forget Pope John...

Roger Miller Museum, Oklahoma

Roger Miller Museum, Oklahoma

“King of the Road” singer/songerwriter Roger Miller has been dead for twenty years, but his music lives on at the Roger Miller Museum. Located in his hometown of Erick in Oklahoma, not far from the Texas state border, at Roger Miller Boulevard and Old Route 66, the museum is basically...

The City of Presidents

The City of Presidents

One day President Barack Obama will have a Presidential Museum & Library, most likely to be located in Chicago, but until that moment happens we will just have to make due with all the other Presidential Museums & Libraries. Besides driving right by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and...

The Beatles in bronze, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Beatles in bronze, Almaty, Kazakhstan

On this date in 1966 the Beatles performed their final full concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Beatlemania swept the world in the 1960s, and it still continues to this day. If you’re a Beatles fan, you’d expect to see the band in bronze form in their hometown of...

Great Britain’s graveyards

Great Britain’s graveyards

This post isn’t about anything in particular (I mean it’s hardly museum-related) but I see it as my last chance to post some random cemetery photographs as October winds down. I knew the cremation rate was high in England and Wales (something like 75%) when I moved to Great Britain...

James Dean Gallery, Indiana

James Dean Gallery, Indiana

Better late than never! As I promised earlier, here is my other post about James Dean, on the sixtieth anniversary of his death. I’ve told you more than a few times about when I went to his hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. There was a visit to the local museum, where...

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