France, travels, art

Lyon : Musée Miniature & Cinéma

Todays' post is all about the one museum we went to visit : the "Musée Miniature & Cinéma". Ideally loacted in the heart of the Old Lyon (the city's historical center), the museum is housed in the "Maison des Avocats" (Lawyers' House), a framed 16yj century building that is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

I'll skip the Cinema part of the museum, and fast forward to the Miniature part. The most magical one, in my opinion. Totally worth the ticket price ! The artist / miniaturist is Dan Ohlmann & you can read his biography here on the museum's website. Each scene takes between 4 & 7 months for completing. (no wonder !!!)

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Also in the Miniature part of the museum was a display with papercuttings made by artist Engelhard Schmitt. The size was mindblowing, really. Here are three of them :

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

papercutting by Engelhard Schimtt

Here is the link to their Facebook page.

That was the last of my posts about our day trip to Lyon last Saturday. I hope you enjoyed. This evening marks the start of spring school break. Break in the school runs for sure, but not in housework, I have a kilometer long of things I want/need to do, including spring cleaning & wardrobe sorting out.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, and thank you for following me along for this first week here in my new journal & website ! I'm so glad you're here !

ox

Sonia