Today’s Friday challenge is "transient". Last Sunday I had decided to walk along the river bank thanks to a meet-up discovery tour of the bridges of Paris. Fine, not really new to me but as you know, I’m grounded here, so I’d rather make the most of it and grow a stiff upper lip. Nonetheless,... Continue Reading →
I couldn’t quite decide whether that statue was smiling or not but she did look beautiful. Montparnasse cemetery. July 2014.
Chamarande, 50km south of Paris is a 17th century chateau set in a beautiful park. Here are a few pictures of the stunning statuary in the park on a very hot day in June 2014.
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 →
Impressive art nouveau statuary at the Palais de la decouverte, the Children's science museum in Paris.
Louis Jouvet is an iconic 1930s French actor, a wonderful man who not only was a brilliant actor but a stutterer who managed to overcome his handicap to learn and teach acting to people with speech difficulties. Opposite our flat, there is this church and above the door, the statue of what should be St... Continue Reading →