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Petit Palais, Paris, April 27, 2008



Petit Palais, Paris, April 27, 2008 Petit Palais, Paris, April 27, 2008

It was sunny and hot, and as I was on the Champs-Elysees with my camera, I was reminded that I had never gone back to this museum.

... okay,now it reminds me of the Met.
Where I definitely want to go and spend more than 5 min, some day.
Art = excuse for nudity? Art = excuse for nudity?

I like everything about this building <3 I like everything about this building <3

Even those odd patched up statues Even those odd patched up statues

Notice the boat under her? It's reminiscent of Paris' symbol and motto.
Opening gate Opening gate

Detail : Fluctuat nec mergitur again Detail : Fluctuat nec mergitur again

I don't think any other monument is so insistent about Paris' motto. It was probably funded by the town and not by the governement?
Art Nouveau a bit Art Nouveau a bit

The motto means "Floats but never sinks".
Lady with monkey Lady with monkey

If I recall, it's when I wanted to take a photo of her last time that my batteries died ^^;,,
So I indulged a bit So I indulged a bit

Because I really like the technique of it. It's ceramics, can you believe it?
And she&apos;s pretty, too. And she's pretty, too.

A different technique A different technique

but I really like those multi-color statues.
That foot looks real... That foot looks real...

It's nearly skin-toned o_o
Shot from above Shot from above

Err... painful?
Adam, Eve and Abel Adam, Eve and Abel

First death on Earth
Glowy Glowy

Good Samaritan Good Samaritan

Surprising realism
The boat again... surrounded by victories The boat again... surrounded by victories

The inner garden The inner garden

I last shot it in winter covered in snow...
The terrace leads to the café The terrace leads to the café

It has to be one of the most pleasant places of Paris It has to be one of the most pleasant places of Paris

Eve with the snake Eve with the snake

Haunting Haunting

I love that place I love that place

I&apos;m not sure what those are... I'm not sure what those are...

Are they even finished?



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demondoll2001
May. 4th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! :-)

I liked your previous post with the pics too. The thing is that whenever I see art like this, I want very badly to possess it. It's so beautiful.
hiyami
May. 5th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'd like to own the entire place or live in something similar.
kahvi_elf
May. 4th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
The statue of the lady with the monkey is very beutiful, wow! And I love the haunting painting and the lovely inner garden.
hiyami
May. 5th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I guess it's going to be my next favorite spot to bring people in :)

And best thing of all : entrance to that specific museum (and the garden) is free at all time.
silverthoughts
May. 4th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
These are so beautiful.
hiyami
May. 5th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
So, seeing you here in 2009? ;)
silverthoughts
May. 6th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
Oui! I even bought a Lonely Planet Paris guide book and a Moleskin notebook that was for Paris to write down my adventures there. I've been saving money.
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