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Mini Israel – Miniature Park

Mini Israel – Miniature Park

We’ve covered miniature versions of cities here before; like Miniatürk, one of the world’s largest miniature parks, and Mini-Paris. Well, you can add one more “mini” to the list with Mini Israel. First conceived by Israeli entrepreneur Eiran Gazit after he visited the famous miniature town of Madurodam in the...

Ruriden Mausoleum, Tokyo, Japan

Ruriden Mausoleum, Tokyo, Japan

Next time you’re in Japan, specifically Tokyo, why not check out the Ruriden Mausoleum? This isn’t any old mausoleum, it uses high-powered LED lights to illuminate over 2,000 Buddha statues, which are made of glass called “ruriki” that emit different colors of light to create a dreamlike atmosphere for visiting...

Ekotechnické Museum (Old Sewage Cleaning Station), Prague, Czech Republic

Ekotechnické Museum (Old Sewage Cleaning Station), Prague, Czech Republic

This girl’s got a thing for old Victorian architecture, especially out-of-use, industrial buildings. Beautiful brickwork, oddly shaped rooms and the occasional skylight with ivy growing through it; what’s not to love? The Ekotechnické Museum (Old Sewage Cleaning Station) displays the old sewage works that formed Prague’s former sewer system. It...

Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germany

Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germany

When I visited Berlin I fell in love with the Bröhan-Museum. I made a point of going out of my way to Charlottenburg to go on a free day and it didn’t disappoint. The museum focuses on decorative objects and paintings from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the Berlin...

Hall of Presidents at the Neo-Futurist Theater in Chicago

Hall of Presidents at the Neo-Futurist Theater in Chicago

Two posts in one day? Ohmigod something must be going on! Why yes, it’s Presidents Day, a U.S. federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February to recognize the country’s first President George Washington (I don’t know, you might have heard of him). Earlier I told you...

The Stoogeum Museum, Ambler, Pennsylvania

The Stoogeum Museum, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Was not expecting this excellent tribute to the masters of slap stick comedy. I have watched the stooges since I was a little guy watching their two reelers at the YMCA on Saturday afternoons. This is a museum is totally dedicated to stooges memorabilia and souvenirs. Gary Lassin opened it...

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

India is known for a few odd museums, like that one about toilets. The Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade, crazy car museum in the world. It’s the brainchild of K Sudhakar, known for holding the Guinness World Record Holder for making the world’s largest tricycle. Finally!...

Museum of the Modern Snowglobe in Somerville, Massachusetts

Museum of the Modern Snowglobe in Somerville, Massachusetts

It seems like the perfect time to pay a visit to the Museum of the Modern Snowglobe in Somerville, Massachusetts. It all started in 1997 with a random gift from Philadelphia, now there are nearly 200 items in the collection, with the most recent acquisition coming from the Bronx Zoo....

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