Friday, February 3, 2017

A sight from the past: the stereoscope arrived

Remember that I mentioned that Kassandra was waiting for the delivery of a stereoscope?  Well, the stereoscope arrived, and it is a pretty neat gadget:

Kassandra explained that a stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separte images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image. Kassandra feels fascinated by optics, since, she says, a vampire almost never uses devices that improve eye vision.  "We do not need them", she adds.

Even so, she wanted to have this very special piece in her possesion.  She even showed me a collection of stereoscopic images, in which among them were a view of a room of the White House, two images taken in Egypt (one of them being one of the pyramids), and one of a semi-naked woman (!).

You can see the pic with the pyramid placed in the stereoscope holder

And the picture of the naughty woman on the left (!)

Apparently, the stereoscope has taken the place of one of the shaow boxes in the cabinet of curiosities: 

She is so happy with her new toy.  She is still waiting for the delivery of the Egyptian mural.  I am sure it will be a marvel to see...


Fantasy apart, the stereoscope is a creation of Tiny Dwelling.  Rebecca is a very talented artist.  Go check her shop!

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