Monthly Archives: April 2012

Heimatmuseum in Prien am Chiemsee/Germany

Prien am Chiemsee a pictoresquesmall  town located on the shores of the Chiemsee in the south of Bavaria is a place I visit often. I never faiol to enter the Heimatmuseum, so typically Bavarian. Everything is rural, mini and very … Continue reading

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World Amber Museum – St. Thomas BVI

I have always associated amber with the Baltic Sea. Who hasn’t heard about the fabulous Amber Room in St. Petersburg? Therefore it came quite as a surprise when I found out that amber is also found in the Caribbean, in … Continue reading

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Toy Museum Göztepe/Istanbul/Turkey

It seems that poets and novelists have a penchant for founding their own museums. Think about Turkish Nobel prize laureate Orhan Pamuk and his’ Museum of Innocence’ now open in Istanbul’s Cukurcuma district. The museum is closely related to his … Continue reading

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World Erotic Art Museum – Miami/Florida

One sunny afternoon, I drove  to South Beach and as I was walking along Lincoln’s Road, I saw, quite by chance, a notice stuck in one of the shop windows, advertising the World Erotic Art Museum. It was an innocent … Continue reading

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Handbag Museum Amsterdam/Netherlands

Handbag Museum Amsterdam/Netherlands I have said it before: there is no object under the sun  someone or other will not collect. I find museums which result from a private collection much more interesting than the ‘biggies’ like the Louvre or … Continue reading

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The Orient Express Museum/Istanbul

I’m sure just about anybody knows about the Orient Express, the super luxury train which once used to run from Paris to Istanbul. Made famous by Agatha Christie’s murder mystery ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, there wasn’t a politician, businessman, … Continue reading

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The Olive Soap Museum – Saida/Lebanon

Approaching  Saida on the road from Beirut the first thing you see is the Cruisader Castle of the Sea, located on an islet and built in the 13th century by the Knights of St. John. As far as cruisader castles … Continue reading

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