Saturday, 19 January 2013

The fantastic Bangkok Seashell Museum

Bangkok Seashell Museum
Bangkok Seashell Museum
I have been always fascinated by seashells. My first encounter was if I rememeber right aroud the age of 3-4. My grandmother has this huge and shiny cone (almost the size of a kids head) and I simply loved to put it on my ear and "listen to the sea"... Since then every time on the sea coast I could spend hours collecting and watching shells. Thats why when I passed by the 4-year-old Bangkok Seashell Museum I did not need to wonder any minute. The 3-floor-exhibition is simply mindblowing (absolutely fantastic colours and unusual shapes), it is everything else than similar to the European shells. Most of the exponates originate from Thailand, Philippines and other Asian countries. On the last floor there are also some fresh water shells and rain snails in unexpected colours. Definitely worth a visit! 
Btw if you ever see one of the beauties above dont even think of touching it, as it might be too dangerous experience. Same as the ones belo if you walk on them while they are hiding in sand...
Bangkok Seashell Museum
Bangkok Seashell Museum

Bangkok Seashell Museum

Bangkok Houses Architecture 
The last picture shows some old and colourful building next to the museum, close to the Silom Road.

19 comments:

Dietmut said...

het is een prachtig museum Jana. Ik ben er ook binnen geweest. Groetjes, Dietmut

Jeanne said...

Great shots and thank you so much for sharing this museum! What a fascinating experience and the shells are so beautiful

de bossies! said...

Hoi Jana
Een geweldig museum dat Bangkok Sheashell ..Goed dat zoiets de mensen bewuster maakt van het belang van een ecosysteem wat buiten ons gezichtsveld afspeeld.
Groetjes Henk en een Fijn weekend

Rosemary said...

What a lovely museum - I too have a great fascination for shells which was also influenced by my Grandmother's big pearly shell too.

Kristie Franklin said...

Jana,

I've always loved sea shells. I think they are so beautiful. I like to search for them when I am on a beach. Great photos!

Lies said...

Een wondere wereld, Jana...
En wat 'n romantiek, denken dat een schelp geluid produceert, omdat die heimwee heeft naar de zee... ?!
Lie(f)s.

Barb said...

Who doesn't love the beautiful symmetry of seashells. But, I do love that gritty urban scene, too.

Rick said...

Amazing shots, Jana. What an incredible variety of seashells !

Loved your underwater shots - gorgeous colour, and in the market too. Exotic (to me) food !

Geniet van de sneeuw.

Fijne zondag.

betchai said...

you are really everywhere, Jana, like you, I love spending much of my time at the shore too :) beautiful shots.

Filip and Kristel said...

hm interesting museum, the next time we are in Bangkok we will certainly pass by.

Greetings,
Filip

fiziskandarz said...

Very interesting museum. I didn't know some shell can actually grow so huge! Have a great week head :)

Erika said...

Gorgeous shells! A very interesting museum.
A big hug.
Erika

AVCr8teur said...

That is a large collection of all shapes and sizes. Those sea urchin shells are simply amazing. They look like works of art. Wow, so many overhead wires outside those buildings.

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic array of shells!

Cristien Fotografie said...

Heel indrukwekkend! Pracht museum en wat heb je oog voor alle details!
Groetjes Cristien

Dietmut said...

PERU
yes Jana, the things are my own. Thank you for your interest. Dietmut

Koryn said...

I love the last photo, very Bangkok-- vintage, colorful, full of character :)

Kovács Miklós said...

Museum for seashells? What a great idea. Photo 7th. That's great. I've never seen such gient shells earlier.
Have a great day.
Greetings, Miklos

Jana said...

thank you dear all: indeed the museum is an amazing place well worth a visit!

@Koryn: glad u enjoyed the last colourful shot! it looked at the same time so cool+so absolutely out of subject this vintage-view; loved it myself too:-)