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Paris, Musée des Arts et Métiers

August 29, 2010

I’ve just come back from a few days away in Paris.  It’s one of my favourite cities and I’ve been on a number of occasions before, but this is the first time I visited the Musée des Arts et Métiers.  It is a museum of technological innovation housing various inventions and scientific instruments from the 1700s onwards, ordered chronologically into various categories such as Mechanics and Transportation.

I thoroughly enjoyed wondering around the exhibits and was fascinated by the objects on display, from the scientific instruments used in the 18th century to the antique telephones and cameras of the early 1900s, and was wowed by the exhibit housed in the old abbey part of the museum, which featured larger objects such as The Foucault pendulum, a monoplane and various other old vehicles and such. It was well worth the visit, and those who like steampunk art would especially find inspiration in the objects displayed there.

You can click below to see a few more photos I took of the exhibits.

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