Summer @ The ROM

 Besides shopping at Bloor-Yorkville, one of the best things to do during the summer is to see the latest exhibitions at the Royal Ontario Museum. Every season, the museum present interesting and educational exhibitions from other countries. For this summer, the ROM presents Pompeii: In The Shadow Of The Volcano which showcase the story of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius over 1,900 years ago and its victims. In the spirit of the Pan Am Games here in Toronto and for PANAMANIA, which is a celebration of the diverse arts and cultures of all of the countries participating, there is VIVA Mexico!  This exhibit shows the clothing and culture of Mexico. It's a fun time visiting the museum during this time. Then afterwards, we all had a dim sum lunch at Dynasty Chinese Yorkville to fill our empty stomachs. We definitely had a whirlwind tour of the world here from Pompeii to Mexican fashion to Chinese dim sum. This is a part of Toronto that is cultural, fashionable and so diverse. 
 Map of Italy that shows the major volcanoes around the country. 
 The victims were discovered around the 1950s. The famous dog here with his bronze collar trying to avoid the heat but no one escaped this tragedy. From animals to human, fell victim to the power and might of the volcano eruption. 
Paintings of the wealthy residents of Pompeii. The bread and olives here were found in a house was covered in ash and turned black. Now these are hard as stone. 
 ROM also participated to celebrate PANAMANIA.
Cantonese chow mein fried noodles with seafood and vegetables and some Dim sum at Dynasty Chinese Yorkville.

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  1. Lovely post, Pamela, and your photos are beautiful!

  2. Pompei and Mexico are two interesting exhibition themes. Would have enjoyed these!


  3. I am sure I would love this museum Reason I need to get back to Toronto hopefully next year The pompeii exhibit was in NYC but I decided to pass on it. Wasn't sure if I would enjoy or not, so sad all those people that passed away. Hope you are having a good summer!

  4. Another really interesting post!

  5. Pompei exhibit is really interesting and Mexico so colorful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. I have been in pompei twice, I think it is a very importante piece of history. What a great exhibit!

  7. Looks like you had a great time...and yum, I'd like some of that chow mein! :))

  8. Wonderful those Mexican pieces, so beautiful!! Am glad you had a wonderful time!! Yummy food. I had a wonderful time on my Anniversary, thank you for asking my dear xx

  9. Hi Pamela! Wish I was there to visit the exhibit, that tragedy always impress me, horrible. Also Viva Mexico must be very interesting to see. Enjoy the summertime dear! xo

  10. This exhibit looks very interesting! :)

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  11. What a fabulous exhibit!

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