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TripAdvisor review: Canterbury Museum, Christchurch NZ

This museum is very interesting. The exhibits are quite informative, and so you’re bound to learn something new. It’s a great place for families and kids, as there’s plenty to see- natural history, cultural history, artifacts from contemporary life. It’s great value for a free day out. The museum is quite respectful and objective when depicting New Zealand’s past and I was really pleased to see such cultural sensitivity. The cafe at the top is always busy and the grounds are quite lovely. 

Haiku #137 (Obscuring Stendhal Syndrome)

Paintings are windows
To other worlds. You can see
Horses, lovers, cats,

The rise and fall of
Empires, or howling seas.
But- you can only

Witness these paintings
whEN PEOPLE STOP STANDING IN
FRONT OF YOU AND BLOCK

YOUR VIEW WITH THEIR BIG
HEADS AND THEIR HIGH-PITCHED QUASI-

INTELLECTUAL
CONVERSATION, RIGHT THERE IN
YOUR PERSONAL SPACE.

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