|tanithryudo (tanithryudo) wrote,|
@ 2011-10-04 17:00:00
|Entry tags:||china, family, vacation|
China 2011: Day 18
Went with my dad to the Nanjing Museum this morning - the province level museum, actually, despite the name. It's supposed to have the better stuff. Unfortunately, most of the place had been blocked off for renovations/construction, and of the sole building that was still open only maybe half the exhibits were open. It's also slated to be fully closed on the 8th, and wont open again until sometime In 2014, presumably completely rebuilt and expanded.
Of the still available exhibitions, we saw the full jade exhibit - which was cool the ceramic exhibit which only encompassed the Ming to Qing dynasties, a special exhibition on the Duke of Jiangdu (江都王), and another misc special treasures exhibition.
Despite the small selection of halls, there was still a decent amount of stuff to look at, and thus also photos of them. I'm especially proud of my jade exhibit pics, since the ones I took last year at the Shanghai Museum were kinda bad due to not being familiar with the camera, and the ones from the Xi'an Museum were few due to running out of time.
Afterward, we went to the shopping center I saw the Pizza Hut shop last time so I can experience the Chinese pizza experience. We did not predict the huge line outside the place, and the expected hour wait for service. According to the waitress managing the queue, there were 2 other Pizza Hut stores nearby. The next one we found "only" had a half hour line, so we ended up eating there. Also, price-wise, this place is possibly more expensive than pizza places in the U.S., and maybe even slightly more than the gourmet Italian places in the States, even. Very odd, especially considering the much lower prices at the nearby KFC or McDonald's; not to mention the lack of lines. I took photos of the menu. Hee.