Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, February 11, 2011

Elegant sculpture .........



In a little park at the river end of Avenue Montaigne
I found this delightful statue entitled
"A la France la Belgique reconnaissante"
1914 - 1918



The detail in the work is truly magnificent
The designer Monsieur R Foucart
obviously had an eye for ladies finery
and how it draped on the female form.

I couldn't help but think ,
what a perfect location for this beautiful sculpture,
nestled in the heart of Parisian Haute-Couture
with it's aura of elegance and gentility

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14 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Can you imagine wearing these clothes? What an elegant era to have lived in.

Happy Valentine's Day.
Sam

La Table De Nana said...

I even can't wait to see the street signs:)

Oh they are very elegant and beauriful!

Deja Pseu said...

Just lovely! One of the things I love so much about Paris is all of the public art and sculpture. Everywhere you look there's something to feast your eyes on.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is quite beautiful. Diane

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, the lawn on this is about as vert as it gets! What a lovely little setting for this monument.

Bises,
G

TK said...

I really love this sculpture xx

Cezar and Léia said...

The sculpture is beautiful and I love the different angles that you are showing here, mainly the collage and the iron fence!
Two adorable princess!
Léia

Delana said...

You're right, it's absolutely beautiful. I WANT to wear one of those dresses. I do...I do

Riviera Brides said...

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SoozNooz said...

This is just lovely Diane,
You have a super eye for beauty.
Have a wonderful Valentines day! x Suzi

Georgianna said...

What a wonderful find, Dianne. How I would love to explore the nooks and crannies of Paris with you – you always find great things! xo – g

Yelena Starikova said...

Very Pretty!
http://www.glamthings.com/

Trotter said...

It used to be on my way to the CCI/ICC... Amazing!

~Suzanne~ said...

I just returned from Paris and have been 'cataloging' my 3000+ photos. I came across the lovely sculpture in the garden on Avenue Montaigne and when I checked my notes, had made no notation of the name of it.
I have been searching and searching and finally found your blog. How wonderful! I too thought it so appropriate for the setting and have a dozen photos.
Merci beaucoup!
Suzanne

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