Tuesday 5 November 2018 – Bonfire Night

Tuesday´s treat was the Museum of Arts and Crafts (open until 7pm most days except Sundays 10am-2pm). It is a veritable treasure store.

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A whole room of clocks which chime on and off, and sometimes altogether, in a variety of dulcet tones – beautiful. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
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One of bells – not seen that before. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
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Glass, including stained and a lovely Chinese teapot. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
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In fact, all manner of photographs, paintings, furniture, loads of fans (the sort which are fluttered by ladies in theatres), mahogany doors, lacy iron gates … (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
Cabinet of mixed artefacts, Museum of Arts and Crafts. (Zagreb, Croatia)
A great section heading where I was glad to find my old chum, Saint James. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
Patron Saint of the Camino and walking in Spain, known in Croatia as Jakov. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
Although somewhat unconnected, the ceiling in the furniture section looks stunning. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
On the ground floor is the New Croatian Designers exhibition. To be honest I just thought these t-shirts and their shadows would make a good photo. ((Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
But I was genuinely tickled by the inside out-ness of these table legs. Something Paddington Bear might have done, no? (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)

 

In the basement are the winners of an International Photography Exhibition. This one, by Jorie Horsthuis, is about translators at the War Crimes Court in The Hague which I found really moving. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
And this, entitled Scripta Manent, which the sign says ‘allows us to look at the women from the historical country of Medea. Iron Curtain, independence, war and cold. Disconnected from electricity.’ It highlights the lot of the women who have paid vast sums to relocate to get a job, leaving their children and families behind in Greece. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
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I really liked this candelabra. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
This is the front door of the Ladies Toilet, looking inside. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
The interior main hallway of the Museum of Arts and Crafts reminds me of that at the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. (Zagreb, Croatia)
The courtyard with its ivy clad walls looks like a nice summer spot for a sit-down. (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia)
The Arts and Crafts Museum from the outside. (Zagreb, Croatia)

 

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