Sunday, October 5, 2008

Back to the July Trip

The Monterey Maritime Museum isn't vast, but it is nicely arranged with more than enough intrigue to fill a couple of hours. Though it is titled a maritime museum, and has some very informative exhibits in that area of interest, it is also generous with landbound history. Below is a 17th century Spanish sword (the helmet is also from the same era, but I don't know if the two artifacts belonged to the same owner). Along the blade it says: "No me sacques sin rason; no me envaiñes sin honor", that is "Do not take me out without reason; do not sheath me without honor."

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