Musee Rodin. Probably my favourite museum ever. His works are just outstanding and there is so much emotion in the way he sculpted his statues with the imperfections and exaggerations becoming thought provoking gestures. This is a must see museum, and although small, it being an open air sculpture museum is fantastic. It’s also nearby the military museum and Napoleon’s tomb.
Possibly one of my favourite of his works of art, even more so than the thinker. I just love the way Rodin would capture poses that leave a deeper meaning behind them. Honestly I could stay in this museum for hours (chilling in the garden of course too).
The last picture of this museum I promise haha. No but really do visit and tell me what you think about his works of art. Oh and a quick shout out to the Burghers of Calais also by Rodin, of which you can see the statue in London next to Westminster. For those who don’t know the story, look it up and look up the statue and see how well Rodin captured the stories in his statues
Honestly, of all the churchers in Paris, this one is probably my favourite. The entrance to Saint Chapelle is just purely stunning and such a beautiful work of art as cliche as that sounds. The way it draws you in right from the entrance with the statues of Jesus, and the stone work surrounding the entrance way, to the stain glass in the background, is a wondrous sight to see. It is a must see place for Paris and a must see place for anyone interested in religious architecture. In a later pic that will be posted, you will be able to see more of the entrance way.
Tried something a little different with editing her to bring focus to this work of asian art. The asian art museum is a must see place and it’s very close to the Eiffel tower, only a short walk away. Do you have a favourite museum of Paris?
A stunning library in a place you would not expect to see it. In the asian art museum in Paris you must visit to see this if for nothing else as it is truly a stunning small library and collection of history to go see. One of my favourite spots of Paris to be in for sure, and feel as if I am walking amongst history.
Again another work of art seen in the asian art museum. It’s so pretty, and was on one of those japanese room dividers. I really want a room divider like this someday, and a collection of art.
So when I went to this museum, I actually had the good fortune of going with my younger brother. It was just before I was about to start university and I decided it would be a nice thing to treat my brother to a trip to France to see our family and go around, and we had such a blast walking around the city. Also it being my brother and him having visited Paris several times as well before, we decided to make a point of going to places we hadn’t been to before that weren’t your usual tourist hotspots. It’s great being able to do things like that, and if we hadn’t have done so, we wouldn’t have realised how beautiful a library there was.
View from the tower. The most iconic of towers. You know it. We all know it. Tour Eiffel. Honestly for the views of Paris you get from up here it is definitely worth going to see it, especially on a clear day. There was a point in time where I actually went up the tower 3 years in a row due to going to Paris with different friends and family aha. It gets a bit exhaustive doing it that often so I’d say once is enough, but in any case it’s a tourist destination you kind of have to go see if you like to look out at cities like I do.
Sainte Chapelle with more of the door frame as promised. Truly a beautiful work of architecture and scultping.
For me, this picture is what I would describe as a prime example of when to go take pictures from high rise view points. I always do my best to arrive at the end point of daylight and find a spot for where I want to capture my ideal shot, and then “camp out” there for the next hour. During this hour you go from great daytime to shots, to the wondrous golden hour shots as the sky slowly starts turning to night, and then finally the sunset comes into full force as the sun dips below the horizon line. 3 different pictures you can take in this our, and 3 different moods of a city. A little fun story here too, when I was taking this pic and many others, I was at the top floor viewing platform – you know the one where you can buy a glass of champagne and other tourist trap gifts. And believe it or not, as soon as the sun went below the horizon, you could hear glasses being clinked and a crowd of people all cheering for the ending of the day aha. Honestly I was a bit baffled by the significance of this, but to others I guess you could call it a romantic memorable moment haha.
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