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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #121
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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #122
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Thanks to Google Earth, a map of the visited sites.
The boulevards which surround the center follow mostly the plan of the former bulwarks of the Middle Ages :

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Old November 27th, 2011, 11:49 PM   #123
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Thank-you for such a lovely thread.
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stunning! this is my region's capital and i realize i know it so little (shame on me)! i must visit one of thes days.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #125
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Thanks openlyJane and Tarbeshp

Paul Dupuy museum


I want to show you now some others museums of the city.
The first one is musee Paul Dupuy, museum of the decorative arts, which shelters in particular one of the finest collections of horology of the world.








A beautiful Jesuit pharmacy of the early 17th century:





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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #126
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An ivory horn from 11th c.






A sabre having belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte:


The pistol with which Brutus killed Julius Caesar. No, I'm joking






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The horology collection:






Here is an automaton which sings:


















And to finish a tapestry which comes from the Hotel of Malta of Toulouse, it shows the king of Hungary who received the half-cross of the hands of the Grand Master of the order of Malta, in Cyprus in 13th century:
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Georges Labit museum (oriental arts)

This house of neo-Mauresque style of the 19th century was Georges Labit's house, who spent his youth to explore Egypt and Asia. He returned of his journeys a surprising collection of Asian and Egyptian works of art which constitutes one of the richest in France.







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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #129
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Tibet:


Mongolia:


Burma:
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A surprising ivory articulated spiny lobster of the era Edo (Japan):






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A statuette of the 11th century, particularly sensual
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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #134
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The Bazacle

This hydroelectric power station has become both an educational and a cultural centre (free entrance). Here the public can see a fish pass and various exhibitions. It has a good observation point overlooking the Garonne






Happy fish :



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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #135
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Well... you're lucky if you see a fish passing. I wasn't.






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Old January 4th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #136
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awesome photos, very nice candid shots of life in Toulouse...
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Interesting pictures from Toulouse.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #138
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The History of Medicine museum

The collections and objects housed in the History of Medicine museum are presented in the Hôtel-Dieu Saint Jacques former hospital.


A 18th century pharmacy:






A 34 kilo hernia:


It is a kind of fly which provoked that:

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Old January 9th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #139
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The basic suitcase of the doctor:


Cancer of the face:


I find this drawing very funny:


Equipment of ophthalmology:


Cataract operation:



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Old January 9th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #140
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The equipment of the dentist:




Of course, there was no electricity:


The first devices of radiology were so harmful for the operators that they had to protect themselves with lead aprons (green garment to the right):


Copy of "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" (by Rembrandt, housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands):

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