Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May theme day - the creative artisan


The first day of every month the City Daily Photo bloggers have a theme day on which everyone posts a photo of their own interpretation of that theme.  Today it's "the creative artisan", and I have chosen one of many photos I have taken at the Jules Verne museum (just down river from Amboise at Nantes).  There is an entire team of artisans who fabricate fantastic and imaginative creations in the style of Jules Verne's fiction.  Many of them are designed to be operated or even ridden on by museum visitors.  This sailboat is an example.  The steps allow kids (or the young at heart) to board the boat and take a fanciful ride.

The artisan team requires a wide variety of skills to produce these machines/creatures, including woodworking, metal working, carving, painting, carpentry, machinery, electronics, hydraulics, and more.  The warehouse size "factory" is filled with ongoing projects for the museum as well customers around the world.  It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon to see all of the exhibits.  Their most famous creation I will show in an upcoming post.  In the meantime, here is a video of a few of the machines in action.

Click on the City Daily Photo logo on the right of this page (and then the link in blue "May Theme Day - the creative artisan") to see other interpretations.

9 comments:

  1. Oh I bet big 'kids' love this just as much as the youngsters, fantastic place and brilliant post for the theme.

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  2. This is truly different. Love it. And I would love to visit that museum too.

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  3. Thanks to everyone who visited and commented on theme day. I do love this museum … although the word “museum” doesn’t seem to capture the spirit of this place. There are many more videos on YouTube so I hope you will enjoy looking at all the magic of this place.

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  4. This is such a fantastic piece!

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  5. Magnificent! I love the 'face' but I must say that adding the leeboards is an inspired touch. Wonderful theme day post!!

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  6. Yes, the imagination runs wild in this "factory". Thanks for visiting, Meghan and Buck.

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