Having a quiet time outside the Museum

Hungarian National Museum

Enjoying some quiet time

The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest is a very impressive building, built in 1802, with classical columns, and lots of steps leading up to the entrance, but I was really impressed by the colourful wooden benches placed on the steps, where one can sit and rest, and have a little solitude, after walking around looking at all the treasures.

Hungarian National Museum

Springtime in Budapest

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Travel Theme : Gleaming

2015-05-08 11.20.58The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is full of interesting reproductions copies of world famous  sculptures and paintings, all gleaming in the light showing them off to their best advantage.   The museum is a great place to visit if you are ever in London.

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Six Word Saturday : Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

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Roald Dahl’s Village

On a recent trip to England, we went to visit some old friends who live near Great Missenden.   I must admit I had never heard of the place, but was pleasantly surprised to read that it was the village where Roald Dahl lived for 36 years (he is buried in the local cemetery), and it was here in the village that he wrote all of his childrens books, and many of them are set in and around the village.

With such an interesting place on our journey, we just had to go there, and I was only sorry that my grandchildren were not with me to enjoy the stroll around the village.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is on the High Street, we didn’t manage to go inside as it had closed for the day, but we got some leaflets and followed the village trail.

My first two pictures show the museum, which is a grade 2 listed building, and inside is an interactive museum, along with  the Writing Hut where he wrote all his books, Cafe Twit, and a bookshop.

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‘It is swizzfiggingly flushbunkingly gloriumptious’

We also saw the Great Missenden Library where Matilda visited while her mum went off to play bingo  (or so the book says!), and the Post Office used to get hundreds of sacks of mail every year from fans all over the world, up to Roald Dahl’s death in 1970.

The Post Office

The Post Office

Across the road is a sweet shop, now sadly empty, but even the name comes straight out of one of his books!  Araminta Fizzackerly, where are you now!

The Sweet Shop

The Sweet Shop

We saw the petrol pumps, which were the inspiration for the garage in ‘Danny the Champion of the World  and a few doors away is the butchers, where he loved to shop, and he also loved to cook, does anyone have a copy of ‘Roald Dahl’s Cookbook’, I think it would be an interesting read., I am off  to Amazon to check out if they have it.

The Petrol Pumps, also on the High Street

The Petrol Pumps, also on the High Street

More of the buildings on the High Street

More of the buildings on the High Street

The Museum

The Museum

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