Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Hatshepsut At De Young Museum

Welcome to the Hatshepsut Queen To Pharaoh Exhibit at the De Young Museum. As you can see I am your host through this little tour.

Today being the First Tuesday of each month, the museum is free, you only pay for any special exhibitions like this one.

As you can see I am wearing one of my hats. It was rumored that the Prince of Wales was around. I put on my best smile and was ready to meet him. We never saw the prince, I did not think he was worried about missing the free Tuesday thing you know.

As the tour went along we went to the basement of the museum where the exhibition was taking place.

Me and some of my friends were ready to make a line and go and see the exhibit. Let me tell you, there were a lot of people. The museum has been closed for many years being reconstructed and made earthquake-safe, whatever that means. So here we are at the beginning of the exhibit. There were an impressive amount of artifacts, of course not as many as the Cairo Museum, but enough to give you a taste of Egypt.

Now this new museum has an observation tower where you make a line and go in groups of 6 to 8 people in this elevator to the 9th floor. From the ninth floor you will be able to see parts of Golden Gate Park that you will miss unless you were a hawk. From this altitude you could see a lot of the park amenities like parts of the Japanese Zen Tea Garden, at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Finally we went to the gift shop and looked at the Book Of the Dead. We conversed what from the book of the dead called our attention. I have always been attracted by the scarab god Khepri and other people said different things. We talked a little about life and death, then decided it was time to leave and live. We did not see anything that we really wanted at the Exhibition Store. All that gold jewerly was too much for my simple life, and when I die I am thinking of a simple cremation, so I did not think that I wanted to buy anything for this lifetime or the next or the afterlife for that matter. Please feel free to come back and experience some of my other adventures and life in pictures, that I will be bringing to you.

I want to thank you for your indulgence in my discoveries and the travellings of my hats. A gentleman always wears a hat in public, or at least a Skull Cap.


LadyLinoleum said...

We saw the Tut exhibit here in LA recently. It was great and totally awe-inspiring to see those amazing objects up close and in person.

I think the Prince of Wales would jump at the chance to go to free Tuesday at the De Young.

Vicky aka Stichr said...

Wow that is one exhibit I woulnd't mind seeing, but it's kinda a long drive from WA state. LOL Last time I was at the De Young was for the Chinese exhibit? The one years ago that had like 6 thousand years of Chinese histroy in it.
I came out of there in a daze, totally awed!

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