Monday, May 19, 2008

Buckshot: He must have been "King of the Wicker People!"

This past Saturday Mrs. Buck and I visited the Cleveland Museum of Art to see their special exhibitition, "Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria." The pieces are courtesy of the Landeszeughaus, Europe's only surviving Renaissance armory. It was well worth the price of admission. There's not only armor, but weapons, woodcuts, paintings, and all sorts of interesting pieces. One standout was a soldier atop his horse, both decked out in full armor.

For anyone in the Ohio area thinking about checking it out, you've got until June 1st before the exhibition closes. Sadly, photography is prohibited (the above image is courtesy of the museum's website) or I'd have some great images to share with you. Oh, and don't get too close to the displays, or you set off an electronic eye alarm. I learned that one first-hand.

- Buck

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