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Visit to Mémère

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:58 am

Back in December I took a trip to visit my grandmother, whom all the grandchildren call mémé. We have used this for my great-grandmother, as well, when she was still alive. My great-grandfather we called pépère, or pépé. My grandfather was pappoús, or papu. That was on my father's side of the family. I called my mother's mother, Grandma, but did not know my mother's father, but her step-father was just called by his given name.

Anyway, so back in December I took a trip to see my mémé and we went to the local museum. On display were various Christmas decorations all donated by one family. I still wonder where exactly they kept all of these items when they were not out for others to enjoy. Among the displays are nearly thirty Nativity scenes of various media, including metal, wood, glass and ceramic. A number of carolers. Two bookshelves worth of nutcrackers, with some on the floor. On one shelf there was a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow, but no Dorothy, sadly. There were two bookshelves filled with various Santa Claus figures of varying sizes, as you can see there are some on the floor as well. There was one figure that was at least one hundred years old. One room was devoted to the Dickens era of London during Christmastime. That was my favorite room. The display was set up in such a way that it mirrored what London looked like during the time of Dickens and each building was placed exactly where it would have been located during that time in relation to every other building. There was even Buckingham Palace and The Globe.

Even though the pictures are not that clear - the settings on my camera were horrible and my hands were not very steady, so blurring occurred - and the lighting of the museum itself was not really up to par with taking high quality photos with the type of camera I have, the trip was amazing and I saw a number of very interesting exhibits that I would not have otherwise seen if I had gone on my trip at another time.

The next post is very graphic heavy. I apologize in advance.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:59 am


- Yes, there is a pig in a tutu if you look closely enough.

           
           
           
           
           
           
       

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Re: Visit to Mémère

Post by Yume on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:58 pm

Finally I've just had a little time to review the forum and noticed still unseen posts - so lovely photos!!! Thanks for sharing them with us, Nia!!
Really mesmerizing atmosphere (especially on Dickens Christmas exhibition) - even in our hot June I felt Christmas spirit and would like to visit London at that time when Dickens were still alive...

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