La Foule

One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′. It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed…… Continue reading La Foule

Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – A Closer Look

In yesterday’s post we took a quick look around this extraordinary church on Paris’ Right Bank (Rive Droite). Today we’ll focus on the impressive Tribune organ and the colourful and intricate stained glass windows. Let’s jump right in with the organ. Located at the rear entrance of the church, this large organ has been associated…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – A Closer Look

Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – Let’s Head Inside

Walking through the striking purple doors of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, I wasn’t expecting to find myself confronted by centuries of history. Truth be told, I was simply killing time when I stumbled upon what I assumed to be just yet another Parisian church. Built between 1494 and 1657, Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais was a parish church before it became the…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – Let’s Head Inside

Thursday Doors – Paris

This striking purple door marks the main entrance to Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais church in Paris’ Marais district. Check back on Saturday, as we’ll be heading through the doors to see the incredible interior. Tomorrow I’ll be back with the latest installation in my Alphabet series. Bonne journée! Marla Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris

Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across. Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed…… Continue reading Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

My Feet At ..

Check out my previous post about Palais Royale here! Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a more in-depth post I’ve previously published.

Château de Chantilly – Under the Dome

Before we head inside for a dressage demonstration, I thought I’d share a photo of one of the horses practicing its fancy trot outside. I say trot but, let’s be serious. It could have been a simple walk, or a canter or a trot. I don’t know the difference, but my limited horse related knowledge…… Continue reading Château de Chantilly – Under the Dome

Château de Chantilly – Equine Art

What’s an horse museum without horse related art? Yesterday we visited the Grand Stables. Today we’re headed further into the museum to check out a few of the horse related art pieces I came across.These lifelike horses were sculpted by carousel artists Gustav Dentzel and Daniel C. Muller at the beginning of the 20th century,…… Continue reading Château de Chantilly – Equine Art

Château de Chantilly – Musée de Cheval

Calling all horse lovers! If the story is to be believed, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (technically also Prince of Condé, although he preferred his Bourbon title), was sure he’d be reincarnated as an horse after he died. No judgement from me, but I can’t understand why anyone would want to be anything other than…… Continue reading Château de Chantilly – Musée de Cheval