Heritage and museums, Pakistan, Türkiye and Washington state

Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections

Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you…and the world should begin to change for you.”
– Jerry Saltz

As a kid I thought museums were boring. As an adult I find them mesmerizing. History preserved through objects, art and other mementos is just fascinating to explore.



When we own our culture and heritage, we admit to having roots that reach deep into the portals of time and connect us to several centuries of what we were, where we came from and in a way it shows us where we will go from here.

Lahore fort and Badshahi mosque. You can see a miniature model of Taj Mahal handcrafted by a local artist.

Relics of Buddhist culture in Taxila Museum near Rawalpindi.

AyaSofia in Istanbul, the famous blue mosque, and the topkapi palace museum in Türkiye. ( Previously known as Turkey)

A few pictures of historic places visited in the USA. A few shots of art in Port Angeles, Washington state, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, and Lady Liberty, New York.

In response to; WQ #20: May 17: HERITAGE/INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, hosted by Marsha



71 thoughts on “Heritage and museums, Pakistan, Türkiye and Washington state

  1. History and ancient edifices help a culture recognize the struggle to get where they are today (I think). I love museums, ancient artifacts, and writings.
    Lovely images! Unique architecture timestamp these monuments as a testimony to great talent.
    A lovely share, my friend.
    Nice idea for a prompt, thanks to Marsha.

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      1. Possible. I was thinking about this as I went to bed last night. Maybe it was where we were taken. I can remember being about 7 or 8 and being taken to the lighthouse sitting on Plymouth Hoe – and then our teacher took us to the tv studios – I think her dad worked there … but it was exciting.

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          1. It must have been as the memory has stuck with me. Its probably why I’m fascinated by lighthouses, windmills, towers … for that slim structure,serves a specific purpose, but you can also cram rooms into them too

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  2. I haven’t been to many museums, but I love looking at everything when I do. You have some good quotes, and beautiful photos. To think of how much time and work went into making the buildings, and also all the art pieces, is amazing. 🙂

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  3. I love museums, especially art museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was amazing. Smaller museums like Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia are interesting. It is a collection of human and non-human specimens and medical anomalies, as well as many other things. I love museums that are off the beaten path.

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  5. Such exquisite and exotic beauty you have shared, Sadje. I particularly love the quote about museums being wormholes. Indeed they are, as are your pictures of them.

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      1. I am. I was in Scottsdale last week sans computer. I just couldn’t figure out Jetpack and posting so I had to wait until I returned on Thursday to write my post.

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