|Vivid mask (click to enlarge)|
|Southern India, deity sculpture|
Anyways, it was fated that it rained today, because otherwise we would not have seen an incredible beautiful place, or had a wonderful encounter with a stranger.
We didn't follow a specific path around the museum, so we saw a smattering of everything. There are hundreds of thousands of artifacts, so we couldn't have seen everything even if we camped out in the grand, glass-roofed hall. Our path was chosen for us by avoiding the large inclines. Tiny placards next to every artifact meant that, of course, not wanting to miss anything, for the first quarter of an hour, I wanted to stop and read each one. Quickly Mum and I both sensed the scale of the building, and begun touring at a more brisk pace. If I had had the energy, I'd have liked to stay there from opening time till closing, but we still had to catch the ferry.
|Drums in varying pitches|