Thursday, 17 December 2009

Paris in snow

Paris woke up to snow this morning.
At our nearest entrance to the Luxembourg Gardens this statue of the continents holding up the globe was lightly dusted:
The striking horse-sea-serpents that surround the base dripped with ice:
In Paris they like their parks immaculate:

I admit this sometimes makes me nostalgic for Wytham, but the place is deeply elegant and the sculptures are stunning. Here's the Luxembourg Statue of Liberty, the first bronze model made in preparation for New York's statue:
Or, Liberty Enlightening the World. I like the symmetry between her arm and the tree branching behind her.

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