Posted on September 25, 2020
This cast metal sculpture sits atop a fountain just opposite the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) in the centre of the town of Bellac. We’re suffering from severe drought conditions around here at the moment, so the water has been turned off.
The small sign on the plinth says that the water is recycled and is not suitable for drinking.
Posted on May 1, 2020
This fiercely proud lion stands guard in the Musée d’Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. Notice the even fiercer lion standing guard behind him.
Posted on July 23, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘sculpture’. I certainly have no shortage of images to choose from to fit in with that, but I decided to go with this close-up from Barzaghi’s 1882 ‘Monument to Nicoló Tommaseo’, who looks down on the passing hordes with faint amusement from his plinth in Campo Santo Stefano in Venice. The detail is extraordinary.
Posted on October 3, 2018
Back in July I visited the village of Doue La Fontaine during its annual rose festival. As well as displaying a huge number of different varieties of rose, there was also an exhibition of sculptures made up of roses, such as this deckchair:
Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Grow
Posted on February 21, 2018
Posted on April 4, 2017
Posted on January 17, 2017
This is a detail of a metal sculpture that’s part of a water feature to be found in the old part of Sydney, down by Circular Quay.
There’s plenty of texture to be had, but I particularly like the way that the arc of water echoes the curve of the metalwork.
Posted on January 13, 2017
I saw this striking carved head on display in the museum attached to the Argentomagus archaeological site – a Roman town built over an Iron Age village – in the Indre département of central France.
Posted on November 26, 2015
There’s more than one way to look at a door, as this image illustrates. This is one of the massive doors of Chartres Cathedral – as seen by a mouse, perhaps.
As a free gift, here’s another door from Chartres, which I used in a recent post on Vertical Lines for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge.
Posted on November 21, 2015
This photograph was taken at Circular Quay in Sydney, and is a detail from a sculpture depicting a settler family. It’s one of a series that commemorates Australia’s early days.