Another guest post! The very talented and generous Louise-Marie has once again graced us with one of her shots. This time it’s of the Bastille / Colonne de Juillet after the rain.
My first photo is of the Monument containing the heart of Henry II of France (1561-1562), by Germain Pilon. The second is of the Wallace Fountains, designed by Charles-Auguste Lebourg in 1872.
Pilon’s statue represents the Three Graces (Charm, Beauty, Creativity) holding an urn (the original of which was destroyed during the French Revolution) containing the heart of Henry II.
Lebourg’s work is of four caryatids (Simplicity, Bounty, Sobriety(!), Charity).
What do you think? Was Lebourg inspired by Pilon?
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If, like Louise-Marie, you have taken a picture of Paris on your cell phone and would like to show it off to the world, why not do it here? It doesn’t have to be super artistic–there are enough photo sites of Paris as it is–just taken with a mobile phone and that’s all!
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