The World’s Most Beautiful Museums
“In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart’s compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of Time.” - Orhan Pamuk
In honor of International Museum Day, we assembled a list of our favorite museums around the world. Museums house the world’s treasures—be they artistic, scientific or historical—and in turn they are often designed to reflect or enhance the collections they host.
See more museum photos from across the Instagram community by browsing the location pages for these museums below.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, United States
- Museo Guggenheim - Bilbao, Spain
- The J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles, United States
- State Hermitage Museum (Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж) - St. Petersberg, Russia
- New Museum (@newmuseum) - New York City, United States
- Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, Qatar
- Jardines et Musée de Claude Monet - Giverny, France
Celebrating Victory Day
Today, millions of people around the world celebrate Victory Day, the day when Nazi Germany surrendered in 1945. Due to time differences, the holiday is celebrated on May 8 in most parts of the world and May 9 in the former Soviet states.
The holiday remains extremely significant in the former Soviet region due to the gravity of World War II: an estimated 28,000,000 people were killed in the Soviet Union alone. Regardless of faith, political affiliation or nationality, people come together to honor their war veterans. Hundreds of military parades complete with armored vehicles, fireworks, choreographed marching and speeches will be held in various cities. To see sights from some of the biggest parades, follow Russian news agency (@ria_novosti), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (@damedvedev) and visit these location pages:
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Monday night RAW became the ‘it’ thing to watch…
I used to watch it every monday night back when I was a kid.