Friday, July 15, 2011
An Unplanned Day At The Museum.....1 !!!!
Yesterday was one of those days when I can say started on a wrong foot but ended on a right one. My day started as early as 5am .....when I got up to leave for Gauhati. My friend and colleague was suppose to pick me up but of course the time stretched from 6.30am to 7.30am and then finally when we did start our journey, we got stuck in one of the worst traffic jams and in spite of knowing Shillong like the back of his palm, we could not escape the jam from which ever route we tried and before we knew...we kept coming back to the same place, till it was too late for us and so we finally had to give up our plan.....the back journey was no better so my friend did an about turn and said instead of spending the day on the road and behind the wheels we might as well go and spend some time at the Museum. I just could not believe my ears......and for a while I actually forgot our terrible morning.It was our first visit to the Don Bosco Museum,.....though museums are one of my favorite haunts somehow I could never visit this in spite of seeing this place from our balcony every day. I had planned with an outstation friend that this is one place we would see together but even that never materialized.....and here today of all the days I get to see this treasure house.
The Don Bosco Museum is a store house of information of the North East. I managed to take some pictures which actually caught my eyes..... may be I will put up in two parts here....The jewellery section left me spell bound with what fashion was once upon a time....the musical instruments that were once played by our ancestors made me wonder about the talents they must have had because these sure needed skill to play....no hi tech here......made from wood and bamboo, these must have played some of the most soul touching tunes.Knowing my weakness for shoes , well how could I not take a picture of these wooden pairs.....wow!of course I would like to own one....any body listening??!!!! lol!!!
By the end of the tour I felt rejuvenated and walked out of the museum with a much better mood.I cant thank my friend enough for after all making it a great day....!!!!
Posted by nituscorner at 10:33 PM