Sphérades

Another controversial art installation at the Palais Royale is Sphérades, officially known as Les Fontaines de Pol Bury. Installed in 1985 by Belgian artist Pol Bury, each of the two fountains consist of 10 stainless steel spheres that slowly rotate on their axis under the power of the water flowing over them. I thought they... Continue Reading →

Les Deux Plateaux

I woke early one morning (not difficult to do when suffering through jetlag), ate my breakfast and hurriedly left my hotel. I was headed for the Palais Royale. Or more specifically, to its inner courtyard, Cour d'Honneur. My goal was to arrive before every Instagrammer in the city did because I wanted to take some... Continue Reading →

Bliss Dance

Outside the New York New York Hotel, in The Park, you'll find the dancing woman statue called Bliss Dance. Created by Italian-born sculptor Marco Cochrane, Bliss Dance is one of 3 steel statues in a series of naked female dancers. "What I see missing in the world is an appreciation and respect for feminine energy... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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