Any worldly travelers out there? Every few years I make a treck to Europe
with SWMBO.. I enjoy the museums and normal tourist sights like everyone
else.. but sometimes I just feel like a bag slepper. We'll be in Europe
the second half of May and was wondering if anyone knew of woodworking
related places in London, Paris, Innsbrook or Munich a woodworker
enthusiasts would enjoy.. Like furniture exhibits or woodworking tool
store, etc. Thanks..
I can not find it in any of my guide books, but there is a guild museum
of charpentiers[carpenters] in Paris. It is next door to the resturant
Charpentier at 10 Rue Mabilon in the 6th Arr. just off San Germain and
across the rue from Marche San Germain.
Don't for get to look at just about any place you go. Chances are, the
building is 500 years old and has a lot of all hand finished wood. The
wood and stone work in the churches is usually quite good. I can spend a
long time in many of the building just marveling at the construction.
...I spent a couple of weeks in Oxford, England some years ago...I'm a
sorta/kinda history buff and have always been interested in the "how"
of construction. I was in a constant state of astonishment at what
people built a thousand-odd years ago...I'm with you, Ed...
Seconded! You'll find some really neat stuff in some really unusual
places. I was at the castle in Edinburgh and just happened to look up
and take a couple of photos. When I got back to my computer and
reviewed them, I was surprised to find that even the rafters and
ceiling panels 20' above my head were full of intricate carvings and
paint work. I posted a photo at Image Shack: http://yfrog.com/07p6090624j
Of course, I was equally interested in the stonework of the times as
well. Really amazing stuff.
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