I am sure you all know ,by now, how excited I get about the very idea of a visit to a Museum (or to an Art Gallery) so when I see that there is anything on at Manarat on SadiyaIsland in Abu Dhabi I behave pretty much like a dog greeting a master at the door after a long lonely day alone. I want it all and I want it yesterday. I have to go see, smell, and generally overload as many of my senses as I can with everything. Which is why, a couple of Fridays ago Bryan, Pip and I climbed into the car and drove down to Abu Dhabi.
|No I do not know why he is looking up.|
|Mosaic of the exhibition.|
This one was a bit precious...
|An Arabian Bronze from Yemen AD 100-300|
|Early Victorian tea set. How quaint.|
|5000 year old Egyptian cows.|
|This little beauty was on the HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 when Charles Darwin was doing his thing on board.|
|Inca gold Lama - one of my favourites so cute!|
|Seriously old Jomo Pot from Japan|
|for the smokers we have a North American otter pipe, because you always want an otter staring at you while you smoke.|
|Ramses's 11 in Granite from way back in the day.|
|Taino Caribbean ritual seat.... it looked bloody uncomfortable and I would have avoided at all costs positions of power if it meant sitting on this thing!|
|pea risotto - delicate flavours|
|Arty Farty Fanr Restaurant|
The Exhibition is on until the beginning of August. Please go. Take your children, teach them about beautiful things and history. Or just go yourselves and feel privileged to be able to walk amongst historical artefacts with facinating timelines linking the pieces together.