Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Musee des Arts et Metiers…

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Coming to the end of my photos of Paris from last September…and none too soon as we leave in a week and a half for our next trip. Need to draw this to a close so first a few shots of the Metro Station, with its copper cladding and gears to introduce you to the theme of the museum.

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The entrance to the Musee des Arts et Metiers still has an old church, with a pint size Statue of Liberty…

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This museum was founded in 1794 to preserve and highlight recent inventions and tools.

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A model of the dome on Les Invalides (a nice piece of construction)…

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A model with really neat pint-sized humans building the Statue of Liberty…

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I gravitated to the printing presses, cameras, and gramophones, don’t know why. Just loved the shapes…

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Animation by zoetrope…

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So many strong lines and shapes, I could not resist turning some into black and whites..

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If you are a fan of Clara Black’s mystery books that take place in Paris, with Aimee Leduc running through the streets of the arrondissements, this is the setting of “Murder at the Lanterne Rouge”. To die for…

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