NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM!

Here's a fun game: See if you can spot the author in this photo of the oldest museum in the world!

Tonight I got to do an event in Haarlem, The Netherlands, at the jewel-like Teylers Museum — the oldest museum in the world, founded in the late 18th century (appropriately enough, for "The Signature of All Things") as a monument to enlightenment advances in science the arts.

The whole museum is like one giant and perfectly preserved cabinet of curiosities.

Alma would have loved this place. In fact, I like to think that — during her older years in Holland — Alma would often have come here for lectures.

The curators let me wander around the building after hours, in the near-dark, in awe of exhibits that seem untouched since 1778.

Ghosts and marvels of Natural Philosophy everywhere…

How did any one person ever get so lucky?

Thank you, Haarlem!

🙂
LG

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