a traveling post

October 15, 2011

A little something to tide the blog over until I’m back from the con:

This is at Musée de l’Armée in Paris.  I had an irresistible urge to chant “Treguna mekoides and trecorum satis dee” to see what happened.


9 Responses to “a traveling post”

  1. michael ash Says:

    Probably the same effects as saying
    “Klaatu, Barada,…..Necktie?…..Nectar?…Nickel!”

  2. Heather Says:

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love you any more, you had to go and quote “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”! 🙂

  3. missraye Says:

    ahhh 😀 i feel all warm and happy inside…

  4. LupLun Says:

    Met’s Arms and Armor wing is better. 😛

  5. Max Says:

    @LupLun – Want to know how I know you’ve never been to the musee de l’armee?

  6. Adam. Says:

    The Royal Armouries Museum doesn’t put much of the collection on show, but their presentation is better.

    The Danish Royal Arsenal is rack upon rack of stuff in neat rows, but they don’t make you look through a window into a back storeroom.

    What’s that on the shelves at the sides? I can’t tell if it’s an orderly row of helms or a random pile of bits?

  7. carriev Says:

    I should mention that this is about 1% of the Musee de L’armee’s exhibit space. When you get to the end, all the stuff they didn’t have room to show you in the display areas is in the storeroom, which they conveniently put windows in so you can actually see it. This is also just one of about a dozen windows.

    What’s on the shelves: various gauntlets and pieces and such that don’t have whole suits to go with.

  8. Max Says:

    And that’s just the medieval wing on the ground floor. Even the armoury at Leeds didn’t have a collection like that one.

  9. Adam. Says:

    The back storeroom in Leeds is impressive. I’ve only been in there once but who knew you could fit so many polearms in one place.

    Also resonably easy to organise a handling session if you do it far enough in advance.

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