Monday, February 16, 2009

Musée en plein air


I went to two exhibition halls this morning, hoping to bring back photos for you. Tough luck: cameras were forbidden in both of them! So, I got even and went to the open air sculpture museum, on the left bank, in the Tino Rossi gardens. I did not know of this place actually, I found it by coincidence because I was looking for joggers to photograph. There, I had both! BTW, the sculpture in the foreground is by François Stahly and it's called "Neptune II", don't ask me why...

28 comments:

  1. Way to pull it out, Eric! I love the way you got the sculpture in focus and the joggers in the background. Sorry you couldn't photograph where you wanted to, but thanks for trying.

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  2. I didn't know this place either. That's a really nice sculpture, makes me think about someone else, I can't remember who...

    Which exhibitions? Do tell!
    I'm going to Le musée des Médailles tomorrow to see David La Chapelle exhibition. Sounds nice.

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  3. Was thinking about Le cabinet des Médailles, but it's à La Monnaie de Paris. Des médailles aux sous...

    Alexa, well done, I was slow tonight!

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  4. It looks Mayan to me. (Who would take it to Paris from Mexico?)

    I'm glad you respect the rules and don't take pictures when they say 'no.' Even if it makes life a little difficult. :-)

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  5. I've been to le Jardin Tino Rossi—discovered it by chance after visiting the Institut du Monde Arabe (where they do let you take photos, btw).
    Enjoy the exhibition tomorrow, Guille.

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  6. wren - i too thought it looked like something aztec or mayan, although it also looks like it stepped out of something picasso might have painted.

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  7. Eric, I hope you went to the exhibitions for your own pleasure and not simply to feed hungry blog fans! Though I know there can be satisfaction in both.

    I like the shot. I like the sculpture, too. Is it still cold to be jogging in Paris?

    I'm leaving in a few minutes to meet Minneapolis Jeff and the southern California PDP fan pod at Lilly's French Cafe in Santa Monica. I just heard from PHX and it looks like she might be joining us if she gets the flight! We'll take pictures!

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  8. a great phrase "musee en plein air." but then, Paris itself, is an outdoor museum! thanks.

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  9. Great composition there. I was too late too Guille. Well done Alexa GF!

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  10. well I guess the heavy breathing is officially over, except for that of the joggers. Nice shot Eric. Neptune II ? Who knows but I like the runners in the background a lot.
    V

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  11. As a runner, I love this pic. I've been looking for good spots to run when I visit this June. I may just have to run by Neptune II.

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  12. ooh...pretty contrasting colors & textures. it seems things worked out rather nicely for you as well as us!
    thanks Eric.
    ; )

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  13. Hmmmm, I have been to LAX and back to PHX before Petra had a chance to write???
    I had a wonderful time with everybody. What a great group of people.
    I discovered the gardens from City walks Paris, a guide done in a playing card format. I highly recommend them to everyone, even Parisians.
    Guille: I saw the David LaChapelle exhibit last Monday because of the heavy advertising in the Metro....and.... it was near Le Procope. There are aspects of Annie Leibowitz in his work and I don't like her either. I did like the photos he bought and transformed into his own.

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  14. Can you believe PHX flew to LA to join us for dinner! I can't believe you're already home, Lynn!

    We had a great time and I'm exhausted. I'll have pictures tomorrow.

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  15. I *live* in Southern California and phx-cdg Lynne beat me home. I guess a Toyota will lose out to an Airbus every time.

    You do attract a great crowd, Eric. Who would have guessed? Opposites attracting? Nope. Quite the opposite. The people I met tonight were all A-List.

    Three other of François Stahly's sculptures can be found here, and more can be seen and clicked on the the left here.

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  16. The balance between movement and stillness works very well here combined with focus and blur. Bravo!

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  17. The foreground sculpture looks like a road-sign with many ways. Kind of "jeu de piste" (don't know how to translate it in English, sorry) for joggers...
    Nice picture. Can't believe you took it Sunday morning.
    Are you resting sometimes, Eric ? ;)

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  18. That's so great that phx-cdg (or phx-lax, in this case) got to join the So. Cal. PDPers! Looking forward to pix of your get-together.

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  19. COMBIEN D ARGENT PUBLIC SARKOZY A T IL DETOURNE DEPUIS LE DEBUT DE SON MANDAT POUR SERVIR SON INTERET PERSONNEL ? En ce qui me concerne, lynchage, plagiat...etc En période de crise, voilà une question politique intéressante à débattre, avec du courage et de l'indépendance ?

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  20. Obviously, it's Neptune II because he'd already finished Neptune I.

    Yeah, yeah, I know....

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  21. Actually, it looks like he just called the first one "Neptune" (sans premier), not having made plans yet for the second, perhaps. There does seem to be a familial resemblance between senior and junior. What do you think?

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  22. Once again it was a great experience to meet PDPers (and their loved ones!) in person. It was a lovely dinner and we wooed our waiter, Pierre, into taking some photos of us. He had to use a lot of different cameras and was a very good sport.

    Lynn and Jeff both graciously brought gifts from afar. We closed the place out and I think I can vouch that everyone had a grand old time.

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  23. Carrie, if you got any good shots please send them to Eric. I'm sending a couple of mine but they're not great. PHX's are okay, but we need augmentation!

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  24. We WANT to see these shots!! Sounds you had a blast, that's cool. :)

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  25. Joggers...sigh. Clear ground!

    I do wonder why they named it Neptune II. Is is something modeled after something in the sea?

    Love the colors, Eric! Enjoy the clear ground!

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