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A Lady in Blue

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A Lady in Blue

Pondering over the reasons of some museums being more popular than others is a pleasant distraction provided by, essentially, idle curiosity. After all, there is a variety of plausible answers none of which can be proven or disproven convincingly...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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The Courtauld

Knowledgeable guides specializing in walking tours are invaluable when it comes to uncovering local hidden treasures - and yet, even they would usually overlook what might be called a given city's "worst kept secrets".

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Walking Tours

The quote is from a brochure published by and agency called "Walking Around London". The agency promotes those and other guides without employing them, because all the guides are freelancers coming from all walks of life...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Sherlock Holmes

While the Rock Circus looks completely in place in London, and Marie Tussaud's first permanent exhibition took next to no time to become that city's "number one attraction", both museums can be easily imagined elsewhere...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Marie Tussaud

Impressive and famous as it is. London's Rock Circus is, in a way, a byproduct of another renowned institution created by a French immigrant who had barely escaped with her life during the so-called "French Revolution"...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Rock Circus

Planetariums were not meant for entertainment but rather created for scientific and - later - educational purposes...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Planetarium

It's easy to praise and enjoy the Planetarium's cutting-edge IMAX movie theatre, but the actual exhibition is not less fascinating - even though its subject, astronomy, is not exactly intuitive.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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World Clock

There is a clock in a room located in a tower at Copenhagen City Hall. The room is big enough to host a full-fledged museum of a modest size, yet the clock in question is the only object there.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Silver Nose

Most exhibits of the Copenhagen Odditorium are...well, oddities - that is, objects of little to no practical significance. There is, however, at least one notable exception - a nose.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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