Art & Travel Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] A Sneak Peek Inside the Swarovski Museum (1 of 4)

First Part of Swarovski Museum Special


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Inside the Swarovski Museum (1 of 4)

Last week, I shared photos of the facade and the grounds of the Swarovski Museum at Innsbruck, Austria. This week, I am sharing a sneak peek of what’s found inside the museum. Since I have taken quite a number of photographs, consider this part 1 of 4.

We passed hieroglyphic scrolls, gold jewelry, sarcophagi, statues of pharaohs, and huge chunks of limestone. Why would someone display a rock? Aren’t there enough of those in the world?
― Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
We don’t need more museums that try to construct the historical narratives of a society, community, team, nation, state, tribe, company, or species. We all know that the ordinary, everyday stories of individuals are riches, more humane, and much more joyful.
― Orhan Pamuk, The Innocence of Objects

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.” 
― Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

This is me, taking a strange purple-hazed-selfie.

Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond. Grew hisself a garden the likes of none. Sprouts all growin’ comin’ up glowin’ Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun. Colors of the rainbow. See the sun and the rain grow sapphires and rubies on ivory vines, Grapes of jade, just ripenin’ in the shade, just ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine. Pure gold corn there, Blowin’ in the warm air. 
― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
“You are a light,” she replies gently. “And when you shine, you shine bright.” 
― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“Is that all we have left? Is that all we are? Lights on a map that are slowly dying, hanging on for nothing?” 
― Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Shadows follow, joyful, laughing sprites.
The tree is rich with potential wonder.
All it needs is a glance from you to come alive.
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “[Photo Journal] A Sneak Peek Inside the Swarovski Museum (1 of 4)

  1. Pingback: [Photo Journal] Swarovski’s Museum Crystal Dome (Part 2 of 4) – Gathering Books

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