Armory of the Doge's Palace. Armor and weapons

Like a giant lily, you conceived
From the blue sea, whose abyss has protected

Your houses, palaces, your temple, your sails,
And solar power, and a knightly outfit.
Henry Longfellow. Venice. Translation by V.V. Levik


Military museums of Europe. In the hall №2 Armory the chambers of the Doge’s Palace have a very interesting trophy: a triangular standard captured in the famous battle of Lepanto in 1571. Along the perimeter, verses from the Koran are embroidered on it, and the inscription in the center proclaims the glory of Allah and his prophet Muhammad. Here you can see the genuine armor of the French king Henry IV, which were donated to the Republic of Venice in 1603. On the chest of their cuirasses there is a mark from the bullet, that is, it is obvious that after manufacture they were subjected to a kind of strength test. It is interesting that the weight of most of them does not exceed 23 kg, that is, they are not so heavy to wear. There is also a very rare medieval armor on display - the brigandine, which represented a carapace of plates sewn from the inside onto fabric. And why this is such a rarity, it is clear: metal can withstand a lot, but the fabric, alas, does not have its strength. There is also the armor of the Admiral of Venice fleet Francesco Duodo, who heroically fought at Lepanto, which adorn both the lions of St. Mark and arabesques in a purely oriental taste. In the same room are exhibited chanphrons of the XNUMXth century - guards for protecting the heads of horses; several two-handed swords and two richly decorated halberds.


And this is what the “College Room” looked like in the painting by Francesco Guardi (second half of the 18th century)



Here she is, this brigandine!


Hall No. 3, or “Morosini Hall”, got its name from the bust of Francesco Morosini in a niche at the end of the room. As a Venetian admiral, he became the supreme commander of the Venetian fleet during the war with the Turks in the 1684-1688 years, re-conquered the Peloponnese received the title of Peloponneseako ("conqueror of the Peloponnese"), and was elected a doge in 1688 year. Moreover, Morozini's military victories were such that he was the only person in all history The Republic of Venice, which was awarded a monument from the state, put to him during his lifetime. In this room you can see an amazing number of swords in the characteristic Venetian style, halberds, crossbows and their quivers, marked with the letters CX, which are also visible on the doorposts, which indicate only their belonging ... to the Council of Ten - the highest organ of the Republic of Venice. X. Another noteworthy exhibit is a small, exquisitely decorated cannon-gun, dating from the mid-16th century.


The swords of Venice in 1480-1490 and sixth-century shoppers. Venice and Hungary. They had a horizontal crosshair, curved in the shape of the letter "S". Doge Guard traditional weapon



Below - the Venetian swords of Skiavona 1480-1490 gg .; above two-handed swords are the spadons of mercenary Landsknechts 1560 – 1580; Morion-Cabasset type helmets, second half of the 16th century, Brescia



Handle to match the sword!


Hall No.4. In this room, various samples of firearms of the XVI and XVII centuries are stored. The collection also includes some instruments of torture, as well as a chastity belt and some instruments of torture, but the main thing is, of course, all kinds of muskets and pistols. The collection of pistols and arquebuses - the ancestors of modern rifles - owned by the Doge's Palace, contains rare and valuable specimens, mainly made by German gunsmiths or who worked in the republic in Brescia. Some are completely metal, others have wooden handles and are very richly decorated with gilding and ivory and mother of pearl inserts. There are also models made in the East, such as, for example, seven Persian arquebuses, which, no doubt, were donated to Doge Marino Grimani (1595-1605) by ambassadors from this distant country.


In this photo we see a German Reitars pistol with two locks (at the top), but one barrel, charged sequentially 1560 d. By the way, the ball on its handle is not at all designed to hit the enemy on the head like a club. Inside, it is empty and this container was intended for storing spare pyrite, a pistol with an Eastern-use wheel lock and a German pistol, which was used primarily by travelers


There are many crossbows in the collection and this is one of them, but very unusual: a small steel crossbow with a length of only 27 centimeters, found in 1664 from a certain Giovanni Maria Zerbinelli, who was hanged after they found this weapon from him. It was strictly forbidden to store such portable weapons in Venice at that time! Next to them are torture instruments: a collar with spikes and a "key" for the fingers. Their owner Francesco Novello da Carrare, ruler of Padua, was strangled in the cellars of the Doge's Palace in 1405 with his sons, accused of possessing these and other “cruel objects” and using them to torture his captives.


Crossbow by Giovanni Zerbinelli and the Torture Instruments Francesco Novello


Among the most amazing exhibits, which could have been given a separate article, are samples of hybrid weapons, and there are more than 180 copies here! These are shooting clubs and hybrids of a pistol and ax, crossbows and arquebus hybrids, a mace gun and a sixth gun, a slaver pistol, an ax ax and even ... a horn pistol!

Present on display and an impressive collection of helmets. Here and “a grand bacinet, with a mantle that a simple bacinet did not have, and salads of various kinds, and barbut helmets.


Grand bacinet



Salad of the 15th century



Salad with a moving visor, approx. 1450



Bologna Salad reinforced with a head-plate, approx. 1490



Barbut helmet was considered an Italian invention and in the same Germany was called "Italian Salad." Moreover, it is very often covered with fabric. Here's how this one, for example, a typical Italian barbut in shape, approx. 1470



Ceremonial barbutes - and there were some - could be covered with raspberry velvet and carried chased gilded copper jewelry



But this is a hybrid of Morion and Cabasset - Morion Cabasset, also called the “Spanish Morion”. As for the name, the word "morion" comes from the Spanish word "morra" - "crown", and there are a lot of such helmets in the collection of the Armory as well, and it is not surprising, because the Swiss Pope’s guard still wears them. But the cabasset in its shape was like a bottle pumpkin, calabash, and it was from it that it got its name! And Morion, and the cassette, and their hybrid, were very convenient primarily for arquebuzirs, since the fields bent up did not prevent them from shooting at the walls of the fortresses

The exhibition has many halberds (introduced to Italy by Swiss mercenaries at the beginning of the 15th century and, curiously, still used by the Swiss Vatican Guard, it certainly makes it perhaps the most famous medieval weapon that has survived to this day!). In addition to halberds, there are glaives, corsets, protazins, in a word, pole arms for every taste. That's just to photograph it, and even through the glass, well, it’s just very inconvenient.


In addition to helmets for people, there are also chanphrons in the exposition - headgear for horses!



You don’t even know how prettier!



There is also a very beautiful, albeit small-caliber cannon-gun, presented to him in 1576 by the heirs of one of the Doges. It looks like an example of high foundry art, and not a device for killing - that’s what you can say about it


There are also completely original examples of firearms: a five-shot ship’s revolving cannon made by master Giovanni Bittista Comin in 1621. That's just she recharged for too long!



Another prototype of a machine gun: a twenty-barrel cannon with a rotary block of trunks of master Giovanni Maria Bergamin, who got here in the weapons room of the palace in the 1622 year. She had a mechanism of vertical and horizontal aiming and, as it is believed, could shoot at a speed of 500 rounds per minute!



Trophy ship lights captured in Turkish galleys at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571




Overwhelmed by the impressions of what we saw, we leave the halls of the Armory, again follow the signs on the walls and get ... inside the famous "Bridge of Sighs", leading from the Doge's Palace to the neighboring building, where the prison was located. There was a prison in the palace itself, and at the very top, under a lead roof, where the prisoners froze in the winter and literally roasted in the summer from the incredible heat.


This is how this bridge looks from the outside. I had never thought that I could happen to be inside him



Lattice in its window from the inside



Tourists here, of course, have something to photograph, but actually being inside this "humpbacked bridge" is a little creepy. And some start to get lost in the narrow underground passages and then, meeting you, they ask in frightened voices: “How do you get out of here?” The best answer: “No way!” And a sardonic laugh in addition!


That's all the unfortunate prisoner could see, setting off across this bridge into prison, casting a last look through the slots of the grill. And it’s sad to sigh ... This is where the name of the bridge came from, that the people who walked along it always sighed very bitterly



Then this door slammed behind them ...



The “window to the world" for them was the window behind this truly monstrous iron grate!



In the prison corridor. Author at work


This usually ends with a visit to the Doge's Palace. Although, you should not rush out of it, but have a bite to eat with real Venetian pizza right there, in the dungeon, in the cafe, watching how gondolas float past you right behind its glass door. Romance, however!


Here is the door ...
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  1. Senior seaman 9 October 2019 18: 20 New
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    torture instrumentsas well as a chastity belt and some instruments of torture

    sorry, "tools" and "tools" in this case are different things, or is it just a bad phrase?
    No way! And sardonic laughter

    And you - my friend, an insidious man :)))
    1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 18: 46 New
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      My respect, Ivan! The final remark is great!
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 9 October 2019 18: 52 New
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        Hello everyone! The second long-awaited article of the evening !!!
        The stars came together, or something! what
        1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 18: 59 New
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          "There was not a penny, and suddenly - an altyn!"
          "This world is not getting better, and we, along with it"
          1. Trilobite Master 9 October 2019 21: 08 New
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            Yes, I agree. Two such articles on the same day and both in the evening - on the part of the editor, in my opinion, this is a brutal provocation. smile
            Thanks to the author, as always. good
            1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 21: 51 New
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              This is cruel unprofessionalism.
    2. Wildcat 9 October 2019 22: 49 New
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      instruments of torture as well chastity belt and some instruments of torture

      I can’t resist, since the author didn’t post it, I’ll post it again ... laughing
      1. Senior seaman 10 October 2019 08: 18 New
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        By the way, the fact that the “chastity belt” along with the “instruments of torture” also hints tongue
  2. polpot 9 October 2019 18: 31 New
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    Thank you article very interesting photos are wonderful.
  3. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 18: 52 New
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    Wonderful article, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
    I’ll note from myself, in the Art Museum, in the “knightly” exposition there is a stand dedicated to the petition system of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
    1. kalibr 9 October 2019 19: 22 New
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      Thank you, glad you liked it. After all, there is so much going on: impressions, emotions, pure information that it’s difficult to select the “that” and put it into something interesting. You won’t repeat all the time - I’m going and I think, well ... great ... very cool, read about it, but to see ... even healthier ... It was very funny to eat pizza with a look at how doors are floating past you gondolas.
      1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 20: 07 New
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        In any case, first-hand impressions are extremely interesting. At least by the fact that they are heating the awl in the afhedron: "How will I see this?" Our impressions of Catalonia with you are very different, and it’s fascinating to compare them.
      2. YOUR 10 October 2019 03: 42 New
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        It was interesting to see. Good article.
        Many swords flamberg. These are those with a wavy blade. In the 16-17 centuries it was banned by the church, the owners were not taken prisoner, they were immediately executed. But then the historical twist, the army, well, in any case it is so called, the Swiss guards that are in the Vatican are armed with these same swords.
        1. Pane Kohanku 10 October 2019 17: 38 New
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          In the 16-17 centuries it was banned by the church, the owners were not taken prisoner, they were immediately executed.

          and now they’re not capturing flamethrowers and snipers .. progress does not stand still! request
  4. Korsar4 9 October 2019 19: 13 New
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    "Someone will remember me.
    And sigh sneakily "(c).

    But there is no sense of doom on this bridge.

    Maybe generations of tourists have weathered.
    1. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 00: 51 New
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      "Again, Fridays will go on dates,
      And the bitter tears of my kin "(c)
      1. Korsar4 10 October 2019 06: 34 New
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        "Tramp, cursing fate,
        Trailed with a bag on his shoulders "(c).
        1. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 06: 50 New
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          "I’m young at the Kursk station,
          Give, for Christ’s sake, the gold piece "(c)
          1. Korsar4 10 October 2019 07: 01 New
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            "Give the copper penny, good lord,
            The golden ruble will return to you "(c).
            1. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 07: 07 New
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              "A greedy doesn't need a knife,
              Show him a penny
              And do with him what you like "(c)
              1. Korsar4 10 October 2019 07: 26 New
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                "Not true. You go quietly.
                Ask for a hundred-ruble.
                What does the knife have to do with it? What a robbery?
                Change the wording! "(C).
                1. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 07: 37 New
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                  "Ninka is like a picture,
                  Rows with a framer
                  Give me, Kirya, a finca,
                  I will go forward "(c)
                  1. Korsar4 10 October 2019 07: 58 New
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                    "Today Langeron walks.
                    Today, Squirrel celebrates
                    Your engagement. Please sing Her encore "(c).
  5. kalibr 9 October 2019 19: 18 New
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    Quote: Senior Sailor
    just a bad phrase?

    Of course, a bad phrase.
  6. kalibr 9 October 2019 19: 24 New
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    There is no sense of doom, but there is a feeling that you are about to get lost! And claustrophobia ...
    1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 19: 58 New
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      It was you, Vyacheslav Olegovich, who were not at the Soviet air defense command posts!
  7. kalibr 9 October 2019 19: 36 New
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    Quote: Senior Sailor
    And you - my friend, an insidious man :)))

    It's terrible!
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 9 October 2019 19: 54 New
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      Quote: kalibr
      Quote: Senior Sailor
      And you - my friend, an insidious man :)))

      It's terrible!

      Generally a scary person! smile
      1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 20: 12 New
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        Yeah, for Ilyich’s quiet family happiness in Shushenskoye - he will bite anyone! laughing
  8. bubalik 9 October 2019 20: 19 New
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    who was hanged after they found this weapon. It was strictly forbidden to store such portable weapons in Venice at that time!
    laughing ,,, and they also say, we have harsh laws, about storage and illegal possession wassat
    1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 20: 39 New
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      There, apparently, "extremism" and "incitement" fastened laughing
      1. bubalik 9 October 2019 20: 44 New
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        hi ,, and Vyacheslav Olegovich, I didn’t take cameras from inside winked incomplete report am were prejudices closed? repeat
        1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 20: 55 New
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          Even the Pope doesn’t drop in without two experienced Dominicans. wassat
          1. Pane Kohanku 10 October 2019 17: 40 New
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            Even the Pope doesn’t drop in without two experienced Dominicans.

            without two experienced residents of the Dominican Republic? what should their experience be? in making cocktails? of Jamaican Dominican rum? laughing
            1. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 18: 00 New
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              Nicholas, we mean Dominican monks, "dogs of the Lord", in the vast majority of cases speaking as representatives of the Sanctum Ofcium (Holy Inquisition, if in Russian).
              1. Pane Kohanku 10 October 2019 21: 37 New
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                Holy Inquisition, if in Russian

                ahh, but I thought ... what
                Even the Pope doesn’t drop in without two experienced Dominicans.

                ok, and whose dad? no, just not clear! request someone's dad, accompanied by two bright mulattos, which, as it turns out, are also the dogs of the Lord, but at the same time they smell like Dominican rum "Barcelo" (as advertisements!), they are also experienced, again, it is not clear what. .. In general, Anton, some puzzles! request in short, I'm good at talking brains here! stop tongue
        2. Undecim 9 October 2019 21: 53 New
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          I didn’t shoot cameras from inside

          Tourists are not taken on cameras.
          1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 22: 41 New
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            In this case, it remains only to sympathize with you, Viktor Nikolaevich.)))
            1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 15 New
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              I was not at the Doge’s Palace at all.
              1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 23: 21 New
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                Victor Nikolaevich! I tried to joke, it seems to me, successfully. And then it turns out like on a neighboring branch: it is about transformer oil, I'm about a sense of humor.
                1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 26 New
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                  So I also tried to answer with humor, whether it is successful or not, I don’t know.
                  1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 23: 33 New
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                    With your humor, the audience is very difficult. See, even I sometimes stumble
                    1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 49 New
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                      The fact is that I, as a tourist, have never been anywhere. Greece, Czechoslovakia and Turkey do not count, it is a beach and mountain vacation. Once in Vienna, but the tour operator got so cunning that all the excursions were of a "survey nature."
                      Therefore, usually when mentioning tourist centers, associations are slightly different from those of the classic "tourist busman".
                      1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 23: 58 New
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                        The more valuable your opinion, you have seen the host country from the inside.
      2. Wildcat 9 October 2019 23: 33 New
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        Quote: 3x3zsave
        There, apparently, "extremism" and "incitement" fastened laughing

        They didn’t fasten it there: the Council room 10 was next to the cannons — they worked closed, anyone could complain to them, they sentenced even the doges. And they could unofficially resolve the issue.
  9. hohol95 9 October 2019 20: 19 New
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    Oh, Venice, the city of lovers!
    You are the crown of the sublunary world!
    Hotter than a thousand hot suns
    Here is the burning of young hearts.

    Midnight arrives in Venice soon
    Stones covered by a dream
    Oh how long have I been waiting for you, señora
    In a light boat under your window.

    Give the seigneur a smile
    And I will reward you with dignity -
    I scooped moonlight from the sea
    And I'll lay it on my beautiful legs.

    The moon is floating over the sea
    Midnight is coming soon, It's time for Love.

    If the wind is at night,
    Over the lagoon has not yet subsided
    I’ll cloak you, señora, I’ll hide
    Of my kisses alone.

    Oh Venice, a fabulous city!
    You live in peace for joy
    You will bestow on all those who are young,
    You give happiness to all lovers!

    © ff Trufaldino from Bergamo
  10. Undecim 9 October 2019 20: 26 New
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    Another prototype of a machine gun: a twenty-barrel cannon with a rotary block of trunks of master Giovanni Maria Bergamin, who got here in the weapons room of the palace in the 1622 year. She had a mechanism of vertical and horizontal aiming and, as it is believed, could shoot at a speed of 500 rounds per minute!
    Vyacheslav Olegovich! Urgently cut sturgeon an order of magnitude! One zero there is clearly superfluous. 600 rounds per minute is the pace of Maxim's machine gun fire. Practical rate of fire is lower.

    As for this miracle of engineering, it was created in 1772 (not in 1622).
    It consists of ten long and ten short trunks. Charged manually from the barrel, wick lock. Used paper cartridges of 18,3 mm caliber. Cartridges are stored in a special store below.
    1. Undecim 9 October 2019 20: 29 New
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      So this "mother mitraliasis" looks disassembled.
      1. Undecim 9 October 2019 20: 32 New
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        And this is a modern replica of German reenactors. More than fifty rounds per minute could not be realized even by them.
        1. Undecim 9 October 2019 21: 06 New
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          Some clarifications. The sample was first introduced in 1772. And apparently, it was made really at the beginning of the XVII century, since the Italian Biographical Encyclopedia of 1939 claims that the gunsmith Bergamin Giorgio became known in 1592.
  11. Catfish 9 October 2019 20: 33 New
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    Well, even visited the Bridge of Sighs, now you can not go to Italy. What have I not seen there? So thank Olegich for the money saved.
    But the collaborators of the local museum should be scolded, Kulevrinka, gifted by the heirs, is rusty. Shame on all of Italy. Not, I understand, channels, eternal dampness, but still ... hi
    1. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 21: 05 New
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      Is it the case in the GIM! He carried an armful into the basement, filled it with "working off," "does not dry - does not die," "and he does not see the eye and the tooth does not have" laughing hi
      1. bubalik 9 October 2019 21: 10 New
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        3x3zsave
        Today, 22: 05

        Bravo good laughing
        1. Catfish 9 October 2019 21: 33 New
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          Ai-yayo-yay, but I held you for a friend. God works in mysterious ways! sad
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            1. Catfish 10 October 2019 08: 39 New
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              I didn’t understand anything, but I didn’t mind drinking. drinks
        2. 3x3zsave 9 October 2019 21: 45 New
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          Thank you, Sergey! However, if we compare Kulinsky’s monographs, accompanied by magnificent illustrations, and the rogue exposition of Artmuseum, we can only state the fact that we have a story for the “chosen ones” and there is a story for everyone else.
      2. Catfish 9 October 2019 21: 31 New
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        We would be happy and “working out”, so where was there to get it, there were no tanks in the Kremlin regiment, and it’s far to drag in Kantemirovka. So I had to use aviation kerosene and pusalom trunks. And about the eye - that's for sure, we always liked to keep everything in the basements, and to lay out all kinds of crap at the exposition. But what can you do, with this question in the city, or even higher. request
    2. Wildcat 9 October 2019 23: 05 New
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      Quote: Sea Cat
      Well, even visited the Bridge of Sighs, now you can not go to Italy. What have I not seen there? So thank Olegich for the money saved.
      But the collaborators of the local museum should be scolded, Kulevrinka, gifted by the heirs, is rusty. Shame on all of Italy. Not, I understand, channels, eternal dampness, but still ... hi

      Oh, it’s better to go to Italy, but it’s better not in the season when it’s not hot, the prices are not crazy and there are no tourists!
      The guns, by the way, are not rusty, it seems like bronze or copper (here is a photo from a slightly different angle):
      1. Catfish 9 October 2019 23: 27 New
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        If bronze, then she forgot when she was last cleaned. wink
        1. YOUR 10 October 2019 03: 37 New
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          So it costs more. Over time, a patina forms, the surest sign of antiquity. Mercilessly fake various "masters".
      2. 3x3zsave 10 October 2019 00: 05 New
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        So everywhere is better off-season. I always say that the best time to visit St. Petersburg (for example) is the second half of October. The "high season" has already closed and dirty-raw substance is still not champing underfoot.
    3. Avior 10 October 2019 00: 20 New
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      Everything is rusty in Venice. Damp! smile
  12. kalibr 9 October 2019 22: 09 New
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    impressions of Catalonia are very different, and so it’s fascinating to compare them

    It will be about Catalonia. I was lucky I got just unique material about the town of Lloret de Mar! A little later will be ...
  13. kalibr 9 October 2019 22: 11 New
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    It was you, Vyacheslav Olegovich, who were not at the Soviet air defense command posts!

    I was at the base of torpedo submarines in Balaclava. In some places there ... very crowded. And somewhere you can dance!
    1. Catfish 9 October 2019 23: 26 New
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      I know in which Balaklava bunker you can dance. The submarine base, there was even before the start of the All-Russian mess, familiar submarine officers arranged a tour. True, I don’t remember how they got out of there, the memory completely disappeared. Awl, this thing is so ... smile
  14. kalibr 9 October 2019 22: 16 New
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    Dear Konstantin! In addition to Venice, there will be Rome, Verona, Milan and something else. I was not everywhere. But ... there was my daughter with my camera. And she is also a journalist with great experience. So ... you really can not go to Italy. It's really hot there. Although there is one place that does not give me rest - Pompeii. This is where I would like to go. "Villa Mysteries" and all that jazz ...
    1. Catfish 9 October 2019 23: 22 New
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      Well, I wish you good luck, to visit Pompeii, I think you will succeed with your energy. But, as they say, "fear the embodied dream," I mean, that sometimes the places I dreamed of visiting were disappointing. I hope everything will be as it should.
      1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 28 New
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        When going to Pompeii, do not forget about Vesuvius.
        1. Catfish 9 October 2019 23: 30 New
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          This is not for me, I’m not going anywhere further than the store in the neighboring village. Alas.
    2. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 40 New
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      Although there is one place that does not give me rest - Pompeii. This is where I would like to go. "Villa Mysteries" and all that jazz ...
      Here we must weigh everything. Vesuvius is an explosive volcano. Its eruptions are always sudden and of such force that the last time the city of Pompeii was completely destroyed, its surroundings became unsuitable for many years, and the ashes reached the Ural Mountains. Now the Naples area is constantly monitored by international laboratories, and scientists note the rise of magma. So you can not only look at Pompeii, but also take part in the new last day, if you're lucky.
      1. Town Hall 9 October 2019 23: 49 New
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        The last eruption of Vesuvius occurred on March 18, 1944
        1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 53 New
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          I meant the specific eruption that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, where the author was going.
          The 1944 eruption was not so catastrophic.
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            So I didn’t understand the expression “for the last time.” 26 of those killed in the 44th, the town was completely destroyed and a lot of other troubles. Napoli was lucky with the direction of the wind in those days. The spectacle is impressive.
            https://youtu.be/josulPs5WG8
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      Florence yet smile
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    Vyacheslav Olegovich! Urgently cut sturgeon an order of magnitude! One zero there is clearly superfluous. 600 rounds per minute is the pace of Maxim's machine gun fire. Practical rate of fire is lower.

    And I would be glad, but all from the guide to the arsenal ... I myself did not even know what it was ...
    1. Undecim 9 October 2019 23: 35 New
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      The guidebook compiler is a true Italian. But far from weapons.
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    bubalik (Sergey) Today, 20: 44
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    ,, and Vyacheslav Olegovich, didn’t the cameras inside take pictures of the incomplete report were closed or were prejudices?

    I have tried! And there was a window. But ... where I looked was this: three benches and three bucket in front of them - wooden conical buckets. The angle was unsuccessful, shooting against the light ... Uninteresting. I tried it, believe me ... But I do not like bad pictures!
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    5-8 charging cannon is already quick-fire, in the speed of battle !!!! to sniff with 5 volleys at the enemy almost simultaneously sometimes cost a lot !!! wink
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    metal can withstand a lot, but the fabric, alas, does not have its strength.

    In development of the topic of tissue safety.
    The Montreal Museum Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal exhibits Napoleon's personal belongings, in which, according to the tablet, he went on a Russian campaign. There is Napoleon's headdress, his shirt and gloves, his condition is very good.
    The boots are in excellent condition.


    In addition, there is a personal Napoleonic camping chest.
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    But, as they say, "fear the embodied dream"

    Life is a strange thing. Somehow I never dreamed of getting to Venice, but I got it. And it was so hot and crowded there that both the granddaughter and the wife unequivocally declared that they didn’t foot here anymore. But ... you feel a very strange sensation, standing on St. Mark's Square and looking at the lagoon. And it arises there ... more than once. Strange and peculiar. And I personally would like to try it again.