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Path: Photos > Summer 2014
Tags: France

Summer 2014



A strange sort of lighthouse? This is actually the view from my mother-in-law's kitchen... for her that's an everyday scene.
Colourful display, Bon Marché department store. Even Death has to check his Facebook page between jobs. Lighthouse, take two. Pont Alexandre III: a bridge with a view. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.musee-moyenage.fr/en/home.html">Musée de Cluny</a>, a treasure trove of medieval art. This is a stained glass window showing a man torturing another man. Musée de Cluny: some of the finest ivory works we've ever seen. Musée de Cluny: more ivory carvings. Musée de Cluny: as well as some of the best embroidery in France. Musée de Cluny: detail of an embroidery. Inside the Conciergerie: this used to be a royal palace but it became a revolutionary tribunal and a prison (Marie-Antoinette spent some unhappy months here before her trial and execution). Just around the corner, the Sainte Chapelle, built by Louis IX. Another pensive onlooker on top of Notre Dame. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html">Musée d'Orsay</a>: this is not art, it's an emergency stairwell. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.louvre.fr/en">Musée du Louvre</a>: Mary Magdalene, detail of Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych. Musée du Louvre: Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman, Sandro Botticelli. Musée du Louvre: detail of Jusepe de Ribera's Adoration of the Shepherds. Musée du Louvre:detail of Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss. 80 Avenue Daumesnil: <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.nunez-yanowsky.com/works/project/police_station">Art Deco 1980 style</a> along the Coulée verte René-Dumont. France is full of frogs and this is one of them.

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