Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mysteries at the Museum! An Adventure in Discovery


The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus

Dark, depressing closed spaces in the old Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, California. Reliving the dreams of immigrants coming to America over a hundred years ago in the Ellis Island Museum in New York, New York. These are the kinds of things you can see on Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. I LOVE it. Why? I suppose it is a bit of the geek inside me -- I love museums because I always feel like I am on a bit of an adventure when I visit one. I feel as though Im discovering something very special and other worldly and this show fits my need for mystery in my otherwise nice but mundane life.

Mysteries at the Museum, which I watch on Satalite Tv, takes you to strange and wonderful exhibits around the U.S. and as a result you can get some awesome ideas of where to travel to and what discoveries you can find in museums around the nation.

My favorite episode so far focused on the tour of the now defunct federal prison Alcatraz on the island of the same name. When the park ranger who was giving the tour, stepped inside one of the tiny cells and outstretched his arms touching both walls on either side easily and truly demonstrating how small and eerie the prison cells were -- I felt chills. Bad boys or not, you had to feel for the prisoners who endured such conditions at Alcatraz back in the day!

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