When I moved to London, I was determined to see all the museums and all parts of the museums. It was unthinkable to miss anything because then I would feel guilty that I wasn’t taking advantage of attractions that I wouldn’t be able to see all the time. When I was in Sydney in May, I went to just one museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and was there for only two hours.
Sasha and I had lunch and coffee on their cafe patio because you can’t admire great works of art on an empty stomach and then I browsed through one section of 18th and 19th century Australian art and then we left to go do other things in the city.
It’s okay to not see every museum, to not see every section, to not read every single description of a painting because you feel obligated to. Just enjoy what you can for however long you can. Sometimes we get months to travel, sometimes only weeks, and sometimes only a day so you might as well do what you like rather than tire yourself out for something you probably won’t remember in the long haul. I do remember that the building was beautiful, it was quiet, it was a sunny day, and I got to have a leisurely lunch with my best friend so yeah it was nice.