The late night crew

Once a year Zürich’s museums stay open all night, well till 12 but you get the point.
You buy a pass that grants you access to 46 museums.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraSteffe was visiting me from Lausanne and we figured that was the perfect way to end Saturday.
So we grab this handsome fella and headed out to the first museum.IDie lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraAnd had a mini photo shoot while it was still light out.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraWe bought our wrist bands and headed into the Museum für Gestaltung.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraWhat’s fun is that each museums also has a bar and some even serve food too.
The exhibition at the first museum was all about underground life – people working underground, commuting underground, living underground etc.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraDie lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraThe growth of Zürich’s transportation system.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraCan’t remember what this one was about exactly but it had something to do with something underground in Zürich.
Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraThere were movies to be watched and photos to be taken with the white backdrop.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraDie lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraMovie posters from the Xenix cinema from 1981-2013.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraNext we set off to the Landesmuseum.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraIt was such a nice, warm late summer evening so we stayed outside for a while listening to the band playing and then headed into the next exhibition all about Swiss movies.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraThey had a popcorn floor.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how awesome that is.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.Alexandra Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraThis exhibition was especially exciting for my brother and me because my Uncle worked on it too.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraInside there was various booths showing movies with different topics.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraWe somehow managed to choose the ones with depressing topics…
And decided to lighten the mood with a selfie:Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraNext we headed to a photography exhibition called “War from the victims’ perspective” by John Mohr.
It was a really moving exhibition and my favourite of the night.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraWe took a break and headed to Palestine Grill for a bite to eat and a drink.
It’s still my favourite fast food place in the city.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraSteffe and I rushed up to the ETH focusTerra before the night ended in hope of experiencing an earthquake in the simulator but sadly the line up was so long and we were so tired we decided to go home instead.Die lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen // L.AlexandraI want to go again next year because as much as you hope to visit loads of museums you always get caught up and take longer than you expect at each museum.
So I calculated, if I go to three each year it’ll only take me 15.3 years to see all 46…

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