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Photo Gallery: Royal Ontario Museum

May 4, 2020

Some photos from my November, 2019 visit to Royal Ontario Museum.

Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
Jetlag eyes and clothes unfit for winter. I walked through the snow to the designated bus stop and commuted my way alone through a map. Some bus stops and subways stations later, I successfully navigated my way around and reached Royal Ontario Museum.
Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
The museum’s facade is rather peculiar. Inside, it has one basement and a top level which are accessibly only by staff. Levels 1-3 are where several galleries are housed. Entrance Fee is 23CAD.
Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
Life in Rome.
The Divine Liturgy
The Divine Liturgy as part of Byzantine Legacy. From several displays to catch one’s attention, these caught mine because the items looked familiar. One was a lectionary cover! A bit weird when items I consider as sacred are displayed like artifacts.
Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
This has got to be my favorite gallery! I spent the most time here because jewelries! I didn’t even know I liked them! It was just amazing to see overwhelming number of precious stones. To think that these are just a small fraction of what earth has produced so far.
Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
The prettiest display for me was this violet Quartz Variety Amethyst because ROM displayed it a way that you can see the natural “habitat” of the stones, same with the white one on the right lower corner. (Top-right) Cerussite at 896 carats. 896 carats! It’s one of ROM’s most iconic objects. A one-million dollars coin because it’s made of gold.
Royal Ontario Museum Winter Visit
Disrupting Old Images. Spot the Intervention. This display summarizes the whole point of putting up a museum in my opinion.

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