Aaaand finally, some pictures from las week’s visit to Trento (for my friends abroad, that’s in the North East of Italy, around 300 km from my hometown) with two friends.
We heard about a super nerdy exhibition at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, all about animals in myths and in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Super cool, ah?
We didn’t have much time considering how time-consuming travelling to Trento and back again was, but still we had about one hour to explore the city. It was my first time visiting and I loved it! Those of you who know me already have heard a thousand times that I have a soft point for middle-sized university cities, especially if the have a bicultural soul (as was the case with Strasbourg).
There were a few gorgeous books.
I really enjoyed going room to room and seeing the surprising and entertaining objects they found. Imaginary animals made from mixed up taxidermy, paintings of dragons, atlases complete with sea monsters, horse helms with a unicorn horn… it had a true Wunderkammer feel that was really spot on in that material context.
The audience it was meant for was clearly not academia. It was fun and had a CGI simulation in one room where you could stand while being attacked by a monster! (It was the cutest sea monster ever for me and M).