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Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre – 8

There was a room dedicated to scientific instruments of the age: a collection of the cutting-edge technology of the early nineteenth century and some old but tried and tested specimens as well. Literally nothing escaped the hands of the artist, even mundane instruments.

A microscope. Apart from the beauty of the brass finish what struck me was that this was almost similar to what I used when I was studying pathology in a medical college in the last decade of the twentieth century. 😀
Apothecary weights and a collapsible scale.
Archimedes’ screw.
A teaching-set of geometric shapes, from what I could figure.
Some beautiful globes, set in brass stands.
An astrolabe.

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.


4 thoughts on “Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre – 8

  1. Awesome! very cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Carol Anne | 24/06/2019, 12:36 PM
  2. Thank you for showing us the details of the cutting-edge technology of the early nineteenth century.
    I love this series. Thank you, Dr. Hb! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 24/06/2019, 6:49 AM

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