The other night I attended a viewing party for a show called Museum Secrets.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the slightest bit weary heading in to watch a tv show about museums.
I’ve visited, among numerous others, the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa which is featured in my Paris France video, but unfortunately, I’m not the biggest fan of museums…
I do love history but paying to go in and look at old things, which usually have been stolen from another country and I know little about, fails to hold my attention for very long.
When I arrived, there were men dressed as vikings who put on a demonstration of a traditional viking fight with swords and shields and axes.
Mike, the travel video virtuoso of Kick The Grind, and I had the chance to dawn some of the viking outfits and have a mock sword flight while my friend/amigo Alejandro from Spain snapped some photos.
That helmet was heavier than I am!
With a Steamwhistle beer and some light snacks in hand, we hankered down to watch the show which featured Museum Island in Berlin, Germany.
Without going into too much detail and giving away the ‘secrets’ of the show..
I learnt about the correlation between an ancient Greek monument and a podium Hitler had commisioned for his speechs, why some Viking swords were more deadly than others, the code behind a golden hat that belonged to a wizard and so much more.
The best part was their look into the mystifying beauty of Nefertiti and how her beauty was more than skin deep.
Here is the episode’s trailer – give it a watch:
As the screening and the night wrapped up, I left with a revamped interest in museums. For many travellers, museums are a main attraction to a specific city or town but they’ve always been an ‘it’s raining out’ activity.
What changed for me is I now have a slightly deeper understanding and background for the specific items featured in the show.
I suspect on my next visit to Berlin, I will take the time to see them in person and attempt to better understand their secrets…
If you’d like to check out the show for yourself, visit http://www.museumsecrets.tv/