There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed
– Mahatma Gandhi –
I always have that feeling when walking through museums displaying the legacy of civilisations past, as there is generally a certain amount of artifacts obtained in rather dubious ways…
Knowing that does not mean though that I don’t enjoy going there.
I like walking among these ancient treasures. To have a peek at those civilisations long gone.
What did they consider ‘pretty’? How did they decorate their homes, their buildings, themselves? How did they worship?
Usually my main interest is caught by the Egyptian and Greek sections, but I really enjoyed the Asian wing of the British Museum as well. Gigantic Japanese Buddha statues, Indian temple sculptures, Chinese signature stamps.
I had a blast!
It’s only too bad that I’m not allowed to just touch all that stuff – to feel the way the rock is cut, carved, polished. That would make it even better, as I believe art is best enjoyed with as many senses as possible.
Ah well, can’t have it all… 🙂