Category Archives: romance

An interrupted romance

Here’s a lovely story from the New York Times (yes, it has some nice stuff, especially if it’s not editorialized news). It’s about a man and woman who had a romance, but then agreed to part and meet five years later on the steps of New York’s Public Library, next to the “uptown lion”. Time […]

Broken relationship #8

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each object was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Some of the exhibits make you feel like a voyeur, or a bit uncomfortable—except that […]

Broken relationship #7

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each object was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Here’s a sad one—a hopeless love.

Broken relationship #6

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each item was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances. Here’s a token from a long but ultimately broken love:

Broken relationship #5

I continue with one more exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  This exhibit gives names and addresses, but remember that they’re on public display and that the donor knew they would be.

Broken relationship #4

Here’s yet another truncated romance documented in Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, which I described yesterday, posting three specimens. I’ll post one a day for a while, and those readers who made a point of telling me they don’t like this museum can skip them. If anybody can read the postcard, weigh in below. (Click on […]

Zagreb: The world’s shortest tram and the Museum of Broken Relationships

On my last free day in Zagreb, I went to the Museum of Broken Relationships, and was very glad I did. I combined that with a gratuitous but important ride on the Zagreb Funicular (Zagrebačka uspinjača). Reputedly the shortest public-transport funicular in the world, it’s only 66 meters long and takes 64 seconds to make […]

What greater love could a nerdy biologist have?

Reader William H. sent me a pdf of a Current Biology paper with this note: I’m a dinosaur enthusiast, a passion that I acquired in childhood and has never left me.  The attached paper is interesting, but I bring it to your attention  because of the one of a kind occurrence at the end of […]