Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Musee de l'automate

It's like being inside the set of a particularly creepy version of The Twilight Zone or perhaps like wandering in the late evening hours at Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show looking at the freaks and wondering if you can find a way out of the confusing Hall of Mirrors (all courtesy of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes).

During our visit to Perigord we went to the Musee de l'automate in Souillac which is devoted to automata built during the years from 1850 to 1930.  The setting is dark and eerie and odd carnival like music playing softly in the background as you walk through the almost empty museum.  There were only two other people present while we were there.  Here's a small sampling of what we saw:

1 comment:

  1. So, there really is a museum for everything. This one looks really cool. The artwork on the figures is fantastic.