Statue by Nathalie Decoster, Saint Paul de Vence. Dec 2016
This week’s challenge is “fun”. In fact I missed the past two ones as I was busy replenishing my photo album collection while touring the Pacific Northwest with the Wife. A few months ago we went with some friends in the Alps and we came across some very weird statues. The gentleman who creates them... Continue Reading →
In Marly Le Roi, West of Paris one can find the park of the former weekend residence of Louis XIV. There is unfortunately nothing left from the chateau itself. In that park are 4 weird statues named “the four runners of Marly”, which were designed by famous 18th century sculptors amongst whom the Coustou brothers. Those... Continue Reading →
There is this new trend in Paris whereby Wallace fountains are painted all kinds of colours (above, Poterne des Peupliers in a yet to be inaugurated new housing development - use Streetview to get back in time). Sir Richard must be turning in his grave. Below is a very apt red version in Chinatown.
The tropical garden in Vincennes is a mixed bag of left over pavilions from the late 19th century international exhibitions, greenhouses, and office buildings dedicated to the study and preparation of tropical plants. It is also packed with interesting statuary, in various states of conservation. Above, Theseus is holding the Gorgon’s head … who is... Continue Reading →
Place d'Iena in Paris, there is a statue of George Washington, which was intended as a (self-centred?**) gift by the USA to France for offering the Statue of Liberty. January 2014. **[Feb 26, 2014] as to the gift being possibly self-centred, I wish to point my readers to Amanda's note in the comments section, which... Continue Reading →