|Anthromorphic stone sculptures from the island of giants|
The Cavite museum is supposed to carry an angels and devils/good and evil theme, the ground floor housing collections representing the denizens of the underworld and the upper floor, which also houses the chapel, devoted to angels, saints, apostles, even a life-sized Superman. The second floor, incidentally, shares space with a lot of stuff that Rex owner, Atty. Dominador Buhain, has amassed in five decades of traveling to 215 sites all over the world, a crazy hodgepodge of items from hotel door signs, toiletries, miniature liquor bottles, to room slippers and robes. Far from finished (IMHO, the museum is a work in progress), it is already bursting at the seams with stuff, a lot of which resist the confines of the angels and devils theme.
What piqued my curiosity are some of the things that, in the surfeit of collectibles, seemed to have been relegated to the background, literally and figuratively.
|Small tops, big tops|
|Intriguing animal figures|
|The 'glasshouse' ready for filling out|
Info on the Rex Museum Cavite Museum: Location: Lot 6, Block 5, Cityview 4, Brgy, Tanuan, Tanza, Cavite (about 5 kms from Naic City Hall) • To reserve: call (02) 570-4449 or email email@example.com • Entrance fee: P100/pax (P80/pax for groups of 10) • Museum hours: 9am-12nn, 1-4pm, Tue-Sun
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