das Couven-Museum

While in Aachen, we went to the Couven Museum, located in an unassuming house off of the main plaza. It was part of a day pass that we bought that also let us into the Newspaper Museum and the Rathaus. We had no idea what it was, but since the Rathaus wasn’t open, we had to go to the museum to break even. Here is what we found!

Lots of historic-looking things

Tiles

I liked this room. Someone who worked there was standing outside the entrance and watching us silently for most of the time we were in there. At least, I think he worked there.

Sets of tiles that went together usually told a story.

I’m not kidding when I tell you that the English version of the story for this one referenced that her basket was “bulging with spring flowers.”

Tonight: Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet, followed by Glee!

One room had a Dutch countryside painting covering all four walls.

Whoever lived here really liked making creepy bug sculptures. I have no doubt that this contributed to a slightly sickening smell inside the building.

This room had viewing boxes reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie.

As we made our way through the museum, we kept running into catering staff and people moving furniture around. Apparently someone was having a banquet or party at the museum that night. Best of luck to them. They probably didn’t yet know about CreepyHumanFaceCat. He made me go “aw,” then “ew!”. He may have also taken part of my soul:


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