Thursday, November 03, 2011

Alchemical "Gizmotti"

One of the most amazing places we visited in Tuscany was the Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro. There you can see ancient apothecary equipment, preserved herbs, poisons, and other substances (e.g., mummified crocodiles), and fabulous herbalist manuscripts. Well worth a visit! Here are a few shots of some of the rare "gizmos" we saw...







11 comments:

The Silver Fox said...

I want... ummm... whatever you call that thing in the third photo.

T. Clear said...

Magic is afoot.

RobinB said...

Ahhh Sansepolcro and the Aboca (?) Museum--love these but the picture of Florence at the top took my breath away. Cheers, mi amore!

Betsy said...

whoa...those are some vintage gadgets!~ Happy TT!

Mrsupole said...

Oooh, some of those give me chills, especially the ones that look like they were used for surgery. I am so thankful that things have improved.

These are some great pictures of old gadgets that show us how far we have come. Although the one that SF wants might still be in use in a few places.

Thanks for playing along with us on this weeks Theme Thursday.

God bless.

Unknown said...

Wonderful pictures, Sean.
Best,
Kathleen Atkins

Barb said...

Mmmm....some of those gadgets are downright scary. A good halloween post.

Dragonstar said...

What an incredible experience that must have been. You've a wonderful sequence here.

Baino said...

Gorgeous shots. The first reminds me of a bar in Brunswick Street in Melbourne called he Alchemist, very trendoid

Genie said...

...and to think this is the way they got their medicine years ago. t’is a bit spooky at time, but guess it worked pretty well because we descendants of those folk are living quite well many, many years later. I really enjoyed looking at this series you put it together beautifully. genie

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