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....!!!!

14 comments:

Anthony Khongsit said...

Hey Kong, The Don Bosco Center for Indigeneous Cultures or the Don Bosco Museum is indeed a modern day marvel. North East India under one roof. I can still recall the first time i visited the museum, i was awe struck and till today the memories of it are still very vivid in my mind

R. Ramesh said...

the traffic jam helped us with this gr8 post..cheers my dear nitu

nituscorner said...

@anthony
it sure is anthony and am glad i spent the day here.

nituscorner said...

@ramesh
thanks ramesh. it did wonders for me too.

soccarman said...

i should see this place next time i am in your city nitu. thanks for this information.

nituscorner said...

@soccarman
yes you should and do make sure you have plenty of time in your hand.

Onkar said...

Your post gives good feel of the museaum

Priyanka Khot said...

Sounds so much fun. I'm glad there was a traffic jam in Shillong that day.

I love the photographs. But they allowed you to take photographs inside a museum? This is very surprising!

nituscorner said...

@anthony
i couldnot agree with you more. it does leave one awe struck

nituscorner said...

@ramesh
yes but please dont wish me to get stuck in a jam for the sake of writing in my blog. i promise i wud try to be more regular. lol.

nituscorner said...

@ramesh
yes but please dont wish me to get stuck in a jam for the sake of writing in my blog. i promise i wud try to be more regular. lol.

nituscorner said...

@onkar
if ever you visit shillong , do try and see this place.it gives you an insight about local cultures of different states of the north east.

nituscorner said...

@priyanka
as i told ramesh, please dont wish me to get stuck in the traffic for the sake of my blog. lol. and no actually they dont allow but I took special permission and i didnt take all parts. moreover i happen to know some here n told him about my blog. lol.and i just discovered that charms actually work at odd places. hehehe.

Sanand said...

Very nice post and it was informative too.