I’ve been promising to upload a photo blog of our recent visit to the Quezon City Experience, which is an interactive museum right in the heart of the Quezon Memorial Circle. And finally, here it is!
I really love museums. I like art, so I always make it a point to head to museums or art galleries whenever I’m visiting a new place. I’m fortunate to live in Quezon City, where many of these can be found.
The QCX is new (it opened just last month) so I’ve never been there before. And since it was an interactive museum, my twinnie and I decided that it would be fun and decided to go.
JM and I went there bright and early to be first in line…and as it turned out, we were way too early. It was still closed by the time we got there. But that’s okay, because we got to explore the Circle while waiting for the museum to open.
Here’s the museum lobby! The guided tour costs Php 150.00 on regular days, and it’s free during holidays. We had a very energetic and knowledgeable tour guide with us, and his descriptions certainly made things a lot more interesting.
Oh, and by the way. Sorry for the low-resolution photos, I only had my phone that day and most of the pictures turned out blurred because we were on the go the entire time. 😦
While waiting, we were made to proceed to a mini theater to watch some promotional videos. Here’s sleepy Jen and smiley JM.
Now the tour begins!
This was the first exhibit. It was all about the historical background of Quezon City. (Our faces aren’t part of the exhibit, of course.)
Here’s Governor JM. 😀
Next exhibit: the architecture of Quezon City.
The next exhibit was about the creepy stories based in the city. The most famous was of course the white lady of Balete Drive.
At the part of the museum showcasing the city’s housing projects.
JM made me go inside one of the model houses. 😦
*sighs in resignation* Might as well enjoy this.
Of course I made him go inside too!
This was the part of the tour that was all about public transport in the city. We learned about the history of jeepneys and tricycles, as well as the planned city-wide transport in the coming years. The shuttle buses seem to be a good idea.
Next part: classroom setting.
Here we are on our way to our (imaginary) school.
Here’s one of the funny parts of the museum. This part showcased street vendors and little entrepreneurships usually found in the communities around Quezon City.
JM is displeased by this barber shop. He doesn’t like anybody messing with his hair (except me).
Nice smile you’ve got there. 😛
What happens when I crave for ice cream. HAHA just kidding. 😀
“This cart is protected by a CCTV camera.”
“Buko kana, free taste balat”
So there’s JM availing the free WiFi. 😛
This area is supposed to be Cubao.
And movie theatres!
Some of the art pieces on display. They’re made entirely out of recycled materials. 🙂
Near the end of the our, they made us watch a 3D video showing what they wanted Quezon City to be like in the future. As a QC resident, I approve and I hope that they succeed.
This was the signature wall where we placed our comments and names.
And that sums up our QCX museum experience!
Next post will be about Xocolat cafe, so stay tuned~
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it.