Museums

Louvre

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The Louvre or the Louvre Museum, is a national art museum in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward) and home to some of the most canonical works of Western art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II. Remnants of the Medieval Louvre fortress are visible in the basement of the…


The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

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The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is an open-air museum located just outside Riga, the capital of Latvia, on the lightly wooded shores of Jugla Lake. The museum currently occupies 87 hectares and displays 118 buildings, as well as more than 3,000 items. Most of Latvia's historical ethnic groups are represented in the museum. The museum's collection holds approximately 150,000 artifacts. Despite being a native of Riga, I first visited this place back in the Summer of 2021 In 1924, the…


Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography from a drone flight

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Welcome to the new 2021. For this year I have decided to start a new project - one video a week / 52 weeks Without further ado, let's start with this cool cinematic circuit drone footage from the open-air museum of Tbilisi filmed back in 2020 Filmed with DJI Mavic Mini on August 29, 2020, Post-production in Adobe Premiere PRO Made my first 'fly-through', met some young Georgian dancers performing very cool Rachuli dance. Music by: Scott Holmes - Cinematic Trailer & Rachuli Georgian Song…


Ķemeri Forest House

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Ķemeri Forest house is really cool outdoors tourism attraction located close to Jūrmala The park centre is located in Ķemeri, in the “Forest House” . We first discovered this place back in Spring 2018 and made some nice hiking in the area, see: Hiking Trails in Kemeri National Park (Near Forest House) We have been returning here for a few more times ever since.  Forest House in Ķemeri The history of the “Tree House” dates back to the summer of 1933, when in the newly constructed building…


Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography

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The open-air Museum of Tbilisi is one of the coolest attractions in Tbilisi, situated in the footsteps of Turtle lake. Many cultural events are held here. The museum is located west to Turtle Lake on a hill overlooking the Vake district, Tbilisi. It is essentially a historic village populated by buildings moved there from all main territorial subdivisions of Georgia. I've been heading here ever since I remember myself in Tbilisi. See: Few shots from Tbilisi Cheese Festival Open air museum…


Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes"

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Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes" is a branch of the Latvian War Museum established in memory of the hero of the Latvian War of Independence Colonel Oskars Kalpaks in "Airītes", Zirņi Parish, Saldus Region. On March 6, 1919 during the liberation battles of Latvia, colonel Oskars Kalpaks, commander of the First Latvian Special Battalion; Nikolajs Grundmanis, the First Commander of the Battalion's Special Company; Peteris Krievs, Lieutenant-General of the Cavalry Squad and…


Georgian Museum of Fine Arts

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Georgian Museum of Fine arts is located on Rustaveli avenue just opposite to Tbilisi parliament building. The museum has been opened for public just recently at the end of 2018. It is interesting to note that currently, it is the only building in Georgia built purposely to house art exhibitions. The museum houses over 3500 artworks, created by over 80 artists during the last 70 years.  The museum exhibits private art collection of the family of Dr. George (Gia) Jokhtaberidze and Manana…


Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori

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The Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics. The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. It was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum was closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction.…


Talsi Regional Museum

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Talsi has been on my radar since the Summer of 2017. One of the first tourism attractions I discovered here is Talsi Regional Museum.  For a long time, I thought it's probably some manor house or something, but doing a Google search I learned I was wrong. Well, as I have never been inside the museum, instead I love wandering in the nearby park.  Talsi Regional Museum There are storage, history, art and nature departments in Talsi Regional Museum. In 2006 a new building of museum…


Vazha Pshavela House Museum in Chargali

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Vazha Pshavela house museum in Chargali features objects connected with life and work of well-known Georgian son and poet Vazha-Pshavela (1861-1915). Various publications of poet's works, paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs are featured here. What makes this place important? Not to mention that Vazha Pshavela is one of the well-known Georgian poets (obliviously) - The Big Head in the front of entrance of this museum. The Big Head - Sculpture of Vazha Pshavela  Vazha Pshavela…