I had it all wrong.
I didn’t go to see the Russian Ballet. I went to see the Moscow Ballet!!
…had it all wrong.
Then learned it is a young “new classical” ballet company founded in 2001.
It was still really good. I got lost looking at the dancers a few time and I think that is the whole point of it. I enjoyed going to the theatre on my own and would like to make a habit of it.
The Teatro Goldoni was beautiful, small and really cosy.
MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE
The museum was AWEEESOME!!!
I spend about three hours walking around. With the kids. I really took a while getting through it.
I loved every single second of it (well..).
Yes, they have a lot of amazing stuff and other ones that I didn’t like as much. But the museum itself is amazing. There were loads of projectors and really cool sounds, music and lights to go with the rooms. I thought that was amazing because it gave the experience a new approach and I don’t think I have seen anything like it in any other museum. I will post the videos I took.
I was also surprised how many things were in the place. Really, and it is all very well organized. It takes you through the many different eras of the Earth and then it’s divided into terrestrial and marine creatures, birds and plants; with all sorts of bits in between. I thought it was going to be a lot smaller, so I was very surprised when I ended up being in the museum for three hours.
There was a section that had a load of bottles with specimens. It looked incredible and I was looking forward going through everything but it was in front of a set of big windows. The reflection of the windows on the glass cabinets made is really difficult to get good photographs and look at the stuff that was inside.
I have mixed feeling about these types of Museums. I mean, like many other people, if it wasn’t for museums (and zoos) I would probably never see some of the things in the flesh. And also David Attemborough.
On the other hand, there were about several thousands of dead animals, insects and plants.
Two of the rooms (and a half) were full of taxidermy animals. Most of them mammals. Most of them hunted in the early 1900’s. Some had photos for support.
It was very dark, the windows and curtains were closed in these rooms. I guess to avoid the smell. It made me feel a bit on edge. Specially when that today so many of the species are in danger of extinction.
The kids loved them, of course.
I will post the videos soon.