Sunday, February 25, 2007
Apollo at Le Trocadero
Let's be cultural today, it's Sunday! This is a statue of the Greek god Apollo with his kithara (one of his many attributes together with the plectrum, the laurel, the sacrificial tripod, etc.). I found it at Trocadero today (on the right hand side facing it) and it's really impressive. The quote above Apollo is by French writer Paul Valéry: "« Il dépend de celui qui passe. Que je sois tombe ou trésor. Que je parle ou me taise. Ceci ne tient qu'à toi. Ami n'entre pas sans désir ». It's beautiful in French, but far too complicated to translate in English!