The Chapel of the Trinity

Le Chapelle de la Trinite, or The Chapel of the Trinity, took my breath away with its over-the-top-ness (for lack of a better word). There’s so much going on, as is typical with ornate Baroque style, that it’s difficult to know where to look. Steeped in history, the Chapel was originally a monastery church belonging…… Continue reading The Chapel of the Trinity

But First, the Château Grounds

We’ll get to the delights on display inside Château de Fontainebleau soon, but after reminiscing about our picnic I thought I’d share some more photos that I took outside. I recently learned that these are called bracket fungus. Awkward name, but pretty just the same. The grounds surrounding the Château seem to go on and…… Continue reading But First, the Château Grounds

Le Jeune Braconnier

Amongst the trees at Château de Fontainebleau, we came across Le Jeune Braconnier – or The Young Poacher. The lifelike marble sculpture was created by recipient of the French Legion of Honour, Charles Gauthier, and depicts a young boy showing his excited dog a captured rabbit. Or more like teasing it. He looks like a…… Continue reading Le Jeune Braconnier

Le Baiser

Visitors to my favourite gallery in Paris, l’Orangerie, will likely be familiar with the smooching statue outside the main entrance. Le Baiser (The Kiss) is a work by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin. Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Le Baiser depicts two characters who were murdered for falling in love. “‘The Kiss’ was originally inspired by…… Continue reading Le Baiser

MOV | H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and the HR Macmillan Space Centre (known by locals simply as The Planetarium) share a building in Vanier Park on False Creek. The 1960s building itself is quite striking, and James and I enjoyed wandering around the grounds after visiting each attraction. The popular crab sculpture, with its pincers raised…… Continue reading MOV | H.R. MacMillan Space Centre