//
you're reading...
Photography

Heidelberg – 19

Medical weights were increasingly standardized through the medieval period and were commonly in use till well into the 20th century. Even today, non-allopathic systems use them to measure out herbs and minerals for their concoctions and decoctions. I particularly liked the hollow weights on the right, Each successive insert fits into the preceding one, and weighs exactly half of its predecessor. Of course, the art of the smith is visible on the lid of the biggest of the lot.

Advertisements

About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Heidelberg – 19

  1. Wow, it goes back to Medieval… the art of the smith is as significant as the precise measures. With your medical knowledge, I’m sure you appreciate these exhibitions deeper than others. 🙂 Thank you for the tour, Dr. Hb!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 25/05/2017, 8:41 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: