Museum of Sketchy DoorwaysPosted: July 20, 2012
If you think Debbi and I hit nothing but museums during our first few days of traveling, you’re right. We both love museums (including the fact that they all seem to have – no matter where they are – inappropriately fancy and overpriced restaurants), so it’s only natural. Today we went to Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts. I haven’t been there in about 15 years or more, and the few memories I have of it are dark staircases seeming only darker because of the tall windows looking down at them, a scary basement, and oh, some pretty paintings.
After 15 years, the museum’s collection has improved somewhat; there are more pretty things to look at, but the dark staircases and scary basement remain the same. There are also locked doors, hallways that lead to dark rooms, and a statue that looks exactly like a Dementor (it’s actually an Army helmet wrapped in a robe, to represent memorial. But no offense, my mind immediately went to “Dementor.”) If it wasn’t for the artworks, this building would make a perfect setting for a horror movie.
But the art is lovely.