Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flea Markets and Mesopotamian Relics

Since most shops are closed on Sundays, we headed for a flea market to shop instead. And not just any flea market, but the huge one that's at Mauerpark every Sunday. I don't think I could have looked at all the tables even if I spent the whole day in there, so much stuff and so many people! I almost didn't find anything I wanted, because I was very specific with my needs. If I got a souvenir, it must be something to hang off a wall since at home we don't really have space to display items, other than on walls. So this is what I got in the end! It's a small oriental mask made out of dark wood. It has a chip on the top, but that just made it seem more sympathetic.



After the flea market we headed out to the Museum Insel, and decided on going to the Pergamon museum. I've been there before, but that was years ago, and I really like Mesopotamian history so it was a great choice.

A bull on the Ishtar Gate.

The lion theme continues, this is me and a Ishtar Gate lion!

A lion with its tail up.

A lion with its tail down.

Humbaba clay figurine. The Pergamon had a special exhibition of the ancient city of
Uruk that ties in with the Gilgamesh epic. It was really good, with some items on loan from other museums as well
as many things from their own extensive collections.


Winged sphinx guardian. I've seen these in the British Museum also (or was it Louvre?),
I believe these were replicas and they had the original ones.

Some lovecraftian clay figurines!

7 comments:

  1. I've been there! It was very cool. Such beautiful, colorful art from so long ago!

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    1. I really like museums, and Pergamon is one of the nicest ones I've been to :)

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  2. Yees, the winged sphinx guardians are in the British Museum, I visited it a few days ago and I saw them :)

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    1. Good to know! I hope you liked the British Museum as much as I enjoyed the Pergamon!

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  3. Lovely pictures! I cannot look at a lion without being reminded of the Lannisters now! XD

    I love your poncho! ♥

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    1. True, Lannisters and lions always go together! The poncho was a great choice for the trip, thanks, it was both warm and shielded me from the sun :)

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  4. Very very lovely :3 If I manage to remember this, I'll be sure to visit the Pergamon museum as well, when I'm in Berlin ^^

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