Sunday, February 6, 2011

day date

Yesterday the mister and I opted out of Superbowl festivities and ventured downtown to visit the Newseum instead. We were mostly correct in assuming that everyone would be at home getting ready for the game so the streets would be clear and we even scored great street parking! (I was a bit baffled by the fact that there was a hockey game going on, but it didn't get in the way of our taking on the town too much.

But I'll get on with the photos.

The building was neat but also quite strange. There was a lot of open space and there was no clear path through the museum. I'm pretty sure we saw everything, but since several exhibits were tucked away in corners and on half levels, it's kind of hard to say.

But we did see some sections of the Berlin Wall and a watch tower.

And some Elvis memorabilia (we had no idea this was even there, so it was a total bonus for the mister.) Fascinating the things that people hang on to, btw. Lots of receipts and Western Union transfers in addition, of course, to his outfits and guitars and records.


And, of course, a large collection of memorable front pages from newspapers worldwide. I find the first one particularly interesting given that 3/4 of the thing is a really terrible advertisement that breaks every rule I have ever learned about text and layout design. But it's so great.



And lastly, some fun old stuff! Radios, TVs, typewriters, video cameras. And a song called "She's Good Enough to be Your Baby's Mother And She's Good Enough to Vote With You"
Yeah, for real.



  1. Very interesting museum. Thks for sharing! ;)
    xoxo ♥

    Rocio R.

  2. Neat! Niche museums are the best.