Monday, 1 June 2009

Africa museum

When we were in Holland my friend took us to the Africa museum. It is in Berg en Dal and I remember coming here when I was small and we played Mancala for ages. They stil have the game but they also have now an enormous collection of traditional and modern art and a great outside museum.
The beautiful statue of mother Africa
Me working hard in a village from the North east of Ghana
A magnificent two story house
A meeting place
Small alleyways from houses from the Dogon people The houses are like secret hidingplaces build against rocks in Mali
A nice detail
Polehouses from the Toffinou people ("people carried by water") on the South coast of Benin They are in a village of about 10.000 people.

30 comments:

  1. Great posting Marja, thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. so enjoyed the post today...that art piece of mother africa is beautiful.
    have a lovely week.

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  3. What a great museum, it looks very well done. Thanks for showing it.

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  4. What a wonderful place! One that I would certainly enjoy visiting! Your photos are terrific! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great week!

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  5. very wonderful forms of art and life, thank-you for sharing!

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  6. How cool. I love that statue of Mother Africa.

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  7. Beautiful shots. Far different than My Muskoka!

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  8. What a great post for sharing! Quite interesting.

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  9. fascinating place - thanks for sharing with us.

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  10. That looks like a very educational place. Thanks for sharing these.

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  11. Another NZ blog, yay! Love the tour of the museum. Great info, too.

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  12. Love this post Marja..but i dont know if I can squeeze through that alley..Happy week and hugs...

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  13. Love your photos. Love best the mortar and pestle, reminds me of my home country.

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  14. Thank you for sharing. The photos are unique. Great job.

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  15. It seems like quite a fascinating museum. Thanks for sharing some superb photographs - its been a pleasure browsing your Blog! Perhaps you would like to also add some pictures or reviews to the travel community at trivago?
    Regards from Cape Town,
    Pierre

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  16. Very interesting, and great pictures and I'll watch for more from Downunder

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  17. What gorgeous photos! And that museum looks fabulous!

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  18. What a fascinating musemum, thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a nice time!

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  19. What a fascinating museum - takes you right to Africa. Loved the photos, especially the last one.

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  20. A beautiful post, I love the statue of Mother Africa and all the different housing varieties. Really interesting.

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  21. Marja: A neat look at the village.

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  22. Interesting. Love that statue of Mother Africa.

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  23. Two storey house and details on the door were so great in a small way. Cool place and thanks for showing it.

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  24. Two storey house and details on the door were so great in a small way. Cool place and thanks for showing it.

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  25. Great and interesting post my dear Marja!Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Great post !!!

    Those are great photos. I really like the first one and the fifth one.

    That hard work gives you an appreciation for all our modern appliances, doesn't it !!!

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  27. Great post, Africa, in Holland by a Kiwi! Haha Nice one, Lots of interesting things at that village, I could spend ages looking at everything and trying out the grinding of whatever it was you were grinding.

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  28. The last photo of the house on stilts reminds me of the houses in Borneo.

    How much grain did you pound that day?

    Thanks for visiting my site, glad to have another NZer to chat with.

    Cheers,

    Ann

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  29. it would be interesting to read more details about the door, and structure on it

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  30. Very nice pictures, I love the one with mother Africa, actually I love them all:) Thanks for sharing!

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