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Sander Marechal




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Going to the Cluny museum. Post your picture requests.         Reply with quote

Hi all. On Wednesday I am going to the Cluny museum in Paris to see the sword exhibit before it ends. I know a lot of people have already been there and have posted a large amount of photo's already. But, if you have any specific requests left, then post them here (or PM me) and I'll try to take them.

My vacation address is somewhere in the middle of nowhere in a swamp in Normandy (which is great!) without internet or even a phone. So, I can only access the internet at the McDonalds here. I'll check back tomorrow afternoon for requests (CET, say, about 24 hours after posting this). I'm afraid I won't be able to read anything posted later, as I have to catch a very early train to Paris Wendesday morning.

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Sander.

Thinling that it's just 2 hours of eurostar away from me and I won't make it...

If you could get some multi angles shots of the Charlemagne sword hilt that would be great (bottom view of the guard would be especially nice).

Thanks!

julien
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd really appreciate some more pictures of Childeric's sword. (see attachment).

As close-up and from as many different angles as possible please. Big Grin

It's really interesting to see the inside of the different components of that sword.



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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any type XII or XIIa swords that you see. Thanks! Also any coat of plates that might be there.
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Sander Marechal




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All noted down. I'll see what I can do!
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's a beautiful falchion there with an ornately decorated wheel pommel that I'd love to see.
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please, please get some more shots of this sword including the blade! Some full length stuff would be great. If there are any blade inscriptions, some detail shots of those would be fantastic. Any close ups of the hilt inlay would be outstanding too! Especially the other side if possible... Anything you post will be appreciated! Thanks for asking!!!


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Sander, this may seem odd, but please take some detail photos of that 15th century steel clock mechanism. It's at head height on the early right wall in the room before the medieval swords and armour, unless they moved it from last year.

And don't forget to enjoy yourself while there. It's compact and crowded at times, but turned out to be one of my all time favorite museums. Things not to miss, apart from armour and swords. That clock, the virtual electronic fencing manual, the Green man in the roman bath exhibit, the relic boxes, and of course the famous wall hangings with the unicorn. You can spend all day in there really. Have a good one. Wink

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Sander Marechal




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All noted down! I'm now on the train from Lison to Paris. Just a few more hours!
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Sep, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm on my way back from Paris. The museum was fantastic, but I feel deeply for the rusted albion sword on display for people to touch. I managed to take photos of all requested objects except the clock. I couldn't find it, but they may have shuffled things around for the sword exhibit.

I will post all pictures online when I get back from vacation in a few days. I hope they turned out okay. I had some trouble with my auto-focussing camera to focus on the objects instead of the glass or a random reflection.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are the pictures!

http://gallery.jejik.com/?dir=cluny-museum

I hope they are good enough. As I said, I had some trouble with my autofocus on my camera (and no way to turn it off). Some of the pictures may also be fuzzy. I haven't had time yet to filter out the melons. I just uploaded everything. Apologies if it loads a bit slow. I'm hosting these from my home server instead of my regular webserver in Amsterdam.

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 1:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great stuff.

Do you perhaps recall some details about falchions visible in the 1rst/2nd pages?
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sander Marechal wrote:
All noted down! I'm now on the train from Lison to Paris. Just a few more hours!


HA HA HA! That's my town! I hope you said "Hi" to all my relatives...

Thanks for the pictures! They are superb. I really appreciate the pics of the Ingelrii inlay on the brazil nut. You're the best! Hope you had a great trip altogether!!!
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bartek Strojek wrote:
Do you perhaps recall some details about falchions visible in the 1rst/2nd pages?


Not specifically if it's not in my pictures. But I also bought the exhibition book, so I'll have a look through that.

@Tim: I had a great trip. The only downside is that I didn't get to see much of Paris. We just went to the museum and to Lafayette (my girlfriend wanted to shop there).

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Sander!
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sander Marechal wrote:
I'm on my way back from Paris. The museum was fantastic, but I feel deeply for the rusted albion sword on display for people to touch.


Yeah well, truth is we couldn't even find a day to open the display box and clean it (opening of the box would need to be done when the msueum is closed, and in the presence of a curator, security staff and lots of paperwork). It's more patina than rust, now...and people are people are people, and you can't help them to touch 'this' (no matter what MC Hammer says).

But I feel now this patina is part of the history of that specific sword. It would feel bad removing it. It has been handled by tousands of people, and not all swords can boast that. It kind of deserves to bear the visible memory of it.

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Oct, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@Fabrice, I can understand that Happy Any idea what will become of the sword? Will it get a nice place in the museum? Does it go back to Albion?
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