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A Tale of Two Houses

On a recent trip to Bangkok I explored two museums that presented two contrasting representations of the city’s urban and cultural history.

The first was the relatively well known Jim Thompson House in the Pathum Wan district, close to the MBK shopping centre. 1,094 more words

Urban Heritage

Life is bigger, than three sandwiches.

I went to Oslo last weekend.

It was my second solo trip, and this time I have travel medicine to take. On the way there it made me frightfully tired, and I would fall asleep, then wake up terrified and panting. 1,757 more words


Porthleven, Mullion Cove and Helston


Theory 1 – from the Cornish words “porth” meaning port and “leven” meaning smooth.
Theory 2. – from “porth” meaning port and “Elvan” from St Elvan the 5th century saint who landed on these shores to spread the word of Christianity.
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Welcome to Hollywood! Where the show biz lives and breaths – or that is at least what we are taught to think. I will finish our stories from LA with this classic. 1,067 more words


Bangkok Folk Museum

Another interesting, well kept folk museum is Bangkok Folk Museum or Bangkokian Museum. The place belonged to Associate Professor Waraporn Surawadee who had lived there until she donated it to Bangkok Metropolitan in 2004. 422 more words

For The Love Of The River

Sleep Tight

The entrance to Stang End looks like an entrance. Why wouldn’t it? It is where you come in and go into the other rooms. But in this moorland farmhouse, as I think I mentioned in my first post, no space is wasted. 421 more words

Folk Museum

Interwoven Stories

Doing a bit of catching up already and its only been 3 weeks since starting as a volunteer. One of the great things about being a volunteer in a museum is the people you meet. 434 more words

Folk Museum