Thursday, February 4, 2016

Musée National de Moyen Age

I am on quite a roll with my mission to visit as many museums as I can in Paris - I took an hour and a half before and after my class today and visited 2 museums. I'll be sharing my visit to the Musee de Moyen Age which was the one I went to this morning.
You may have already guessed but this museum is based around the Middle Ages in Europe and the building itself is actually one from that time. This completely blew me away because despite its rather cute, storybook like exterior, there are not only the regular wooden flooring rooms but also floor-to-ceiling-made-of-stone rooms that made me question whether I was still in the same building.
Like most other educated individuals, I started studying the Middle Ages in elementary school and I don't know how to say it without sounding a bit stupid, but I've always struggled to view this era as something that actually existed. It was more of childhood story-esque period (am I making any sense here???) but that can be said for any history before the 19th century to be honest. It was interesting to see this age "come to life" through countless artifacts and for me to finally realize that yes, this Age was not just words in a history book.
Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone who's interested in slipping back in time for a while.

今日は授業の前後で二つのミュージアムに行ってきました。
ます最初はMusee de Moyen Ageというヨーロッパの中世紀を遺品やアートを見物できる場所です。
実際この建物も当時のもので、中が改造されて一般客が入れるようになっています。
小学校の頃からこの時代の勉強を少しづつ授業でしていましたが、昔過ぎで土地もアメリカから遠く離れた場所だったのでなかなか想像しにくい時代でした。
実際当時のものを見ていくにつれ、本当にこの時代が存在してたんだ、なんてもう少し現実的な風に考えるようになっていました。
外からはわりと可愛らしい建物ですが、中には普通の部屋もあれば、天井まで吹き抜けの壁一面が石の部屋があったり、本当に同じ建物?!と思わせられるところがたくさんありました。
またまた楽しい体験ができました。





Old Chess Board.

昔のチェスボード。







This was the first time I saw stained glass windows literally right in front of my face. I didn't realize how much work was put into each of the very detailed pieces.

初めてこんなに近くでステンドグラスを見ることができました。
作られた年代によって色合いも変化していて面白いです。





1 comment:

  1. 中世紀にこんな技術があったなんてほんとに驚かされるね。今だったら古いものを見て真似ができるけど、その時代ってイメージとかで作り始めるんだもの。先代達は偉いね。

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