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

Affinities: Canadian Artists and France

Running alongside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s French Moderns exhibition that I posted about on Sunday is Affinities: Canadian Artists and France. It’s a neat look at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, Here’s a look at the pieces that jumped out at me.. Perhaps…… Continue reading Affinities: Canadian Artists and France

Pitt River Regional Greenway

Vancouver is bursting with Spring-ness and I couldn’t be happier. It’s my favourite time of year. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than heading outside for a walk in the sunshine? “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder My boyfriend, my sister and I…… Continue reading Pitt River Regional Greenway