@antedeluvian: I envy you all the places you've been and the things you've seen. I'm feeling a bit silly, because I've been fortunate to travel a lot myself, but in my younger years I wasn't really interested in visiting museums.
More recently, I have become interested, and I've been fortunate enough to visit a few of the places you mention, including the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan, and the London Science Museum.
I haven't been to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, but I have been to a small exhibition in Hamburg (and I quite like some of his work).
One place you mentioned that I would really like to see is the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague -- maybe the next time I visit the Netherlands...
I just remembered an amazing museum called Kelham Island in my home town of Sheffield, England.
To be honest with you, I don't know when this was built. I never heard of it before I came to America in 1990. My mother took me to see it when I went to visit her a couple of years ago. There are lots of really interesting things there, but one of the most amazing is a huge steam engine that wa sused in the steel rolling mills over 100 years ago -- check out this video and tell me what you think.
To be honest with you, I don't know when this was built. I never heard of it before I came to America in1900
Funny, you don't look that old. LOL
tell me what you think
This was great. I would love to go there. Note to self, investigate Sheffield as tourist destination.
There is a steam museum near Toronto. Maybe I should plan a visit as well. I wonder if they would ever allow this demo in North America. It seems to me that there were insufficient safety precautions by North American standards.