Foucault's Pendulum

Paris was fantastic! It was Fergus's first time, so we did all the tourist stuff - the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, La Defence, La Villette science museum, a bateau mouche, Sacre Coeur  and Montmartre, Palais de Tokyo modern art gallery, Quai d'Orsay for the impressionists, Beauborg, l'Arc de Triomphe, the Latin Quarter, the Musee des Arts et Metiers etc etc.

In the Musee des Arts et Metiers, they have hung Foucault's Pendulum:

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As the pendulum slowly appears to rotate (actually we are rotating, not the pendulum!) it knocks over the wee metal cylinders. I was dragged away before I could film the next one tumbling.

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