Night out in the town

Rainbow in the Sky
Rainbow in the Sky

Well, tonight was special – it was a night when all the museums in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, have been open for visitors. I have decided to go out visiting and really enjoyed myself even though I walked more than 3km in heels.

View of the old city center from the Babes Bolyai University Window
View of the old city center from the Babes Bolyai University Window
the Mathias Corvin Church
the Mathias Corvin Church

Buildings opposite the church - Cluj-Napoca
Buildings opposite the church – Cluj-Napoca

I visited the Mineralogy museum where I saw this really beautiful pink stone/mineral.

Rodocrozit
Rodocrozit

Then I went to the paleontology department where I saw dinosaur bones, eggs, fossils and teeth from bears and other ancient creatures (not the bears).

Dinosaur Eggs on Bed
Dinosaur Eggs on Bed

Then I went to the Ethnographic Museum, where they present the life of the Romanian peasants (agriculture, fishing, weaving). They also had a LEGO exhibition going on (the trains were moving!)

Lego Town
Lego Town

and here are the peasant pictures – first the one with the fishing kit

Romanian peasant fishing
Romanian peasant fishing

and then the one with the women weaving and working with wool while bringing up children:

Romanian Peasant woman weaving
Romanian Peasant woman weaving

It was fun, but then it got better, I visited the art gallery where they had a modern art display:

From there, I went to the local builder’s guild where they had a nice set of costumes ready for the show and also featured really old coins! They were bigger than the 50p (£).

We did not stop here, we went on to the re-enactement of Roman and Dacic games and I played throw the cone in the triangle game with a roman soldier (all dress up).
Then it was off to the vivivarium (a place where they store live animals – reptiles, fish, hamsters, general rodents). The best one was the boa constrictor:

Boa
Boa

Then it was off to the stuffed animals room where I had a chat with my friends about what animal would represent them (you know, in the Game of Thrones, each house has a symbol: a lion, a dire-wolf, a squid, a stag and so on). I chose a boar because I can eat, have a 30 minute orgasm (I think the boar has one too because theoretically it’s a pig), and then attack and kill anyone who would piss me off. My friend went with a bear! I admit, he’s scarier! What we all agreed on was that this stuffed bird looked like MC Hammer!

The last thing on the list was the Pharmacology museum where we saw 18th century measuring equipment for medication, old recipes, even a love potion one! I got photographed as well by the media! 🙂 Because it was midnight, we went for a drink at a local terrace and then at about 1 I finally made it home! What a day, don’t you think?

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