Museo El Prado! I saw my first Velasquez (La Meninas) here. It was so much bigger than I had expected it to be.

Museo El Prado! I saw my first Velasquez (La Meninas) here. It was so much bigger than I had expected it to be.

The Peacock Clock is large automaton featuring three life-sized mechanical birds made by James Cox. It was acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781 and is now an exhibit in the collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

The Peacock Clock is large automaton featuring three life-sized mechanical birds made by James Cox. It was acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781 and is now an exhibit in the collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

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