Saturday, August 04, 2007

A place to rest


If you're looking for a quiet garden to rest while you're visiting Le Marais, may I recommend you sit on a bench in Le Square Georges Cain, between the rue du Parc Royal and the rue des Francs Bourgeois. It's a beautiful little square in the middle of which you will undoubtedly fall for Aurore (Dawn), a sculpture by Laurent Magaier who apparently lived in the 17th century. Richard Nahem, who took me there during his tour, said I should come back at night, for this statue is beautifully lit. Click here for a broader view.

24 comments:

  1. Superb sculpture in a splendid setting. A walk in the park at dawn. Hm: On va en pied dans le parque, avec la jeune Aurore. Walk in the park, dance in the park. Live.

    I'm going to meet one of my Paris traveling buddies and his lovely lady for dinner and listen to some jazz. It will take a little longer than normal to get there because, well, never mind. Let them rest. Have a great weekend, tout le monde.

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  2. Photographing nude ladies made of stone in the dead of night? You could get yourself arrested, Lord Eric!

    How are things there, Jeff? Any more news? It's gone a bit empty on the news here at the moment as we have an outbreak of Foot & Mouth again here in the UK - one farm in Surrey.

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  3. Very lovely. The broader view is well worth clicking on.

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  4. Adjoining Musée Carnavalet, Le Square Georges Cain is one of my favorite little corners of Paris and not far from Place des Vosges as well. Thanks for the information about the sculptor.

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  5. I'm looking forward to visiting this little square that I have never heard about until now. Thanks Eric.
    I wish I could take Richard Nahem's tours, but 175 euros is a bit steep for 3 hours.I'll stick with getting some of that knowledge free from YOU and continue with my Paris-Walks for 10 euros.

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  6. phx-cdg...are you here now for the summer?

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  7. Lynn, Jeff...here are a few more photos of the bridge disaster in Minneapolis. What a horror.

    Thank goodness Eric has brought us a bit of tranquillity with this photo. Agree phx-cdg...I'd probably take you and hubby around Paris for a good meal somewhere and bien sur, du vin!

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  8. Woops...sorry Lynn and Jeff...here's the link to the photos:

    http://drugoi.livejournal.com/2280005.html

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  9. I like the close up picture better because it gives more room to your imagination.

    By the way, I wasn't gonna say anything but you keep bringing it up so now I gotta ask. Why are you promoting this Richard guy so heavily? What's so special about his view of Paris that would make me want to spend 175 Euros to hang out with him and see what he sees? Just curious. You keep bringing it up so I thought I'd ask.

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  10. Amazing pictures Michael of a really awful scene thank you for those.

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  11. I was not aware of this square, and will definitely try to find it next time I am in Paris.

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  12. You are right to show such nice places in Paris. People tend to imagine Paris as a very busy place....

    Très joli ce square et cette statue, que je ne connais pas du tout.

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  13. Michael, darling, read your personal email from me!

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  14. This will be one of the posts I cut-and-paste into my notes for next year's trip to Paris. This May, we tracked down the Coulee Verte (I apologize that my HTML skills don't run to accents) on Avenue Daumesnil that you featured several months ago, and we were very grateful for the find. Something we would never have discovered on our own, and so something that let us feel a bit more part of the city than the average tourist. This looks like another spot that provides welcome respite in the middle of the city.

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  15. Michael, thanks for the link. That's a good collection of photos. By the way, the woman holding the baby was in the red car in the background, the one with the pickup truck on top of it. She did not have her baby with her. After the accident, she got out, called her family, and they brought her baby to her. There's another photo of that car. That anyone at all lived through this is a miracle. Most people who got out of their cars immediately helped someone else, who helped someone else. Many heros.

    So, le Square Grorges Cain: is this the same as le Square Leopold Achille, right behind le Musee Carnavalet? Either way, they're lovely pictures.

    Hey, Eric, have you met with Monica yet?

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  16. Yes; have you Eric? We're dying to know!

    Jeff those are touching stories. Incredible survival i agree.

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  17. Nice photo Eric. Not as exciting as the deserted car on the bridge, but am sure that this piece of art was left in the park intentionally!

    phx-cdg...I'm looking. Are you referring to the one a long time ago or recently?

    I think I'm meeting up with Erica and Monica tomorrow. Will let you know what transpires Lynn.

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  18. Does anyone know how long this sculpture has been there?
    Thanks

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  19. Erica, Michael? Is there something you want us to know? LOL

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  20. Tomate : "hy are you promoting this Richard guy so heavily? "

    Well in fact I just wanted to give him credits for all the photos I have been able to make thanks to hos tour. Besides I know he would like these tours to be successful so I thought I could give him a little help (for what it's worth LOL)

    But anyway, this is the last time I will mention these tours here, I think if anyone is interested, they have all the info now!

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  21. Hello Eric. Je suis très très très sceptique. Cette statue ne m'évoque absolument pas le XVIIe siècle et les œuvres d'un sculpteur (Magaier) ayant travaillé à Versailles… Plutôt le travail d'un sculpteur années 1920-30. Je me demande s'il n'y a pas une erreur sur le site Marais.Evous.

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  22. Yeah, well, Eric, it's your blog, so whatever you want to talk about is OK :D

    To tell you the truth, I'm not real happy about the way I worded my earlier comment. The following day I realized it came across real snide and agressive. I could have probably said the same thing a little bit more diplomatically. My bad. :)

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