Saturday, 30 October 2010

I Advance Masked

Sabine took a day off - we spent the afternoon visiting Cologne's beautiful new ethnological museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum that has moved into a spacious new building and opened a week ago. We liked the museum a lot. Some people still think that a museum about ethnology is a boring collection of dusty artifacts - this is certainly far from true here.

I liked the section about rituals and religion most - not so much because I'm fond of rituals or religion but because it features many beautiful sculptures and statues - and I loved the circular room with the world map and the many masks. What a wealth of ideas, colors, and shapes!

I liked this place a lot and will certainly come back.

Later, on the way to the Indian restaurant, we met this lady. In a way, she felt more alien to me than all the strange masks did.

(The title of this entry refers to this album, in case you wondered)

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