The Kindlifresser, or “Child Eater”, Switzerland

The Kindlifresser, or “Child Eater”, Switzerland

Nearly forgot to post something today! The Kindlifresser, or “Child Eater", has been traumatizing the children of Bern, Switzerland for nearly 500 years. Built in 1546, the city’s oldest fountain depicts a sculpture who has a taste for the babies. One is stuffed in his mouth, while several others await...

Lebanese Hall of Fame

Lebanese Hall of Fame

In the two and half years of its existence, this blog has never paid a visit to the country of Lebanon. My sincerest apologies to the Lebanese people because it sounds you guys have one of my favourite kind of museums. Yes, I have a love/hate relationship with really bad...

Thomas Edison Memorial Tower

Although I’m more of a Nikola Tesla fan, I’ll tell you a little bit about the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower (which also includes the Menlo Park Museum) in Edison, New Jersey. Built in 1938, the tower marks the site of Edison’s greatest triumph, specifically the light bulb, which he unveiled...

American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

My brain is not functioning properly today. I have to preserve my energy for This Belongs in a Museum’s first birthday celebrations tomorrow. It’s going to be craaazy. We (meaning nobody) are going to sneak into a museum and take flash photographs, touch objects with our greasy hands and probably...

Dwarf garden in Salzburg, Austria

Dwarf garden in Salzburg, Austria

I’d like to share a dwarf garden in Salzburg, Austria with you. Yeah, I know this isn’t exactly what you call a museum, but museums grew out of people having collections at their homes, so this is sorta like an outdoor garden museum. Also known as the Zwerglgarten, the dwarves...

The Top Ten Best Museums to Visit on the 4th of July

Although John Adams wanted Independence Day to be celebrated on July 2 because that’s when Congress approved independence from Britain and the majority of delegates signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, today is America’s birthday. The dates are all screwed up, but everything’s fine as long as you...

Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in Grand Prairie, Texas

Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in Grand Prairie, Texas

There are so many Michael Jackson wax statues in North America, it was hard to choose just one. From Toronto and New York to St. Louis and Las Vegas, it’s like a traveling tour of melting Jacksons. But I finally settled on a young Michael statue (because I have a...

Wall Drug

My thanks to Alyson Kluskowski for posting some pictures she took at Wall Drug, which just happens to be competing for tourists with the Corn Palace…oh, and that one other famous landmark…maybe you’ve heard of it…Mount Rushmore. Don’t know why this South Dakota tourist attraction is proud to proclaim itself...

The Atlantis Marine Park in Two Rocks, Australia

I wouldn’t consider myself an urban explorer, especially compared to some photographers I know, but I’ve been to a few abandoned buildings and sites in my day. It’s really not that big of a deal…so you go through a hole in a fence or whatever? Those “No Trespassing” signs mean...

Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is always on those lists of “Best Places to Live,” but when I went a few years ago I wasn’t that impressed. But now I have a reason to go back because I just found out the college town has a Dinnerware Museum. Started a few years ago...

Degenhart Glass and Paperweight Museum in Columbus, Ohio

Degenhart Glass and Paperweight Museum in Columbus, Ohio

Even though most of you young'ins live in a paperless world, that shouldn’t stop you from visiting the Degenhart Glass and Paperweight Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The former owner of the Crystal Art Glass Company and proclaimed “First Lady of Glass”, Elizabeth Degenhart, bequeathed over a thousand paperweights, 55 factory...

Buddha Park, Laos

Buddha Park, Laos

Once upon a time I told you about Zhang Huan’s Ash Jesus and Ash Buddha statues and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, so how about a religious-themed public park in Laos* that contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues? Open since 1958, Buddha Park was created by a...

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