Sunday, November 29, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

I just finished calculating the expenses of my trip to London. All in all, it was not that bad. I mean yes, I did spend almost twice as I planned, but that was pretty much expected. Considering everything, I am very pleased. Very very pleased. Very very very pleased indeed.

Pachelbel's Canon (a favorite tune) in Covent Garden (a favorite place)
with Nifty (a favorite person) on a wonderful vacation (my favorite pastime)

I forgot to tell you about the Moctezuma exhibition I saw at the British Museum. It's running till January, and I recommend visiting it if you are near by. It is not as big as I hoped it would be, and it skips a lot of historical facts and stories surrounding the occupation of Mexico (not a single word about La Malinche or how Cortés exploited the Aztec mythology to bring down the great ruler) but it is still striking in beauty and very exciting to watch. You really get a taste of the loss when faced with the greatness of this long gone empire.

Pinky at the British Museum.
He was so excited to see the Rosetta stone

I was especially stricken by the remarkable gold jewelry, which was used in ritual and to symbolize the ruler's relationship with the gods.

These tiny gold embellishments were probably parts of
greater pieces of jewelry worn by the nobility

Ritualistic mask used by the priest when offering (sometime human) sacrifice. The base is actually a human skull and the tiny pieces of Lapis were individually fitted


Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

My compliments for your blog and pictures included,I encourage you to photoblog,

Even week another photo album

Greetings from Italy,


Valerie said...

Hope you had a lovely time in London Sharona! I work about 5 minutes away from the British Museum (am always being stopped by tourists looking for it)!

Sharona R. said...

Russle Sq. is a great place to work! I stopped a couple of ladies myself on the way there, pity I didn't bump into you on that day :o)

niftyknits said...

Oh I didn't realise you were videoing the musicians! they were so good, such performers - love the way they played to that guy's camera.

Sharona R. said...

Not to mention their funny way of begging for money :o)

purplecat said...

So glad you had a great time in London!!

Sharona R. said...

Yes I did, and I am still enjoying it :o)