Good morning! A happy day to you! I have had a terribly busy work week and I am a little tired. Not to mention that for the last week every night as I get ready to go to sleep the wind whips up off of the Lake and the wind chimes start their non-stop symphony, competing with the howling winds, creaking rafters, and little branches hitting the house.
|The Burghers of Calais|
As I have not really had any time this week to visit blog friends and make note of my favorite things I will post about that tomorrow. For today I thought I would share a few images I took in Paris this past December.
|The Gates of Hell|
All of the photos were taken at one of my favorite museums, The Musee Rodin. Located in the Hotel Biron, Rodins’ home from 1908 until he died, the museum contains a collection of over 400 pieces of art by Rodin, in addition to pieces by Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet and Camille Claudel (Rodins’ mistress and student).
|Detail from the Gates of Hell|
The museum is a delight to the senses as it sits on over 7 acres in the center of Paris. The gardens are beautiful any time of the year, and offer visitors a chance to walk and enjoy not only the most famous of Rodin sculptures but also the chance to sit and take in the house, fountains and landscape.
You can also visit the cafe, or the Marble Gallery while strolling around. The Museum is currently undergoing a two year renovation; there will be new exhibition rooms, much needed repairs to the parquet floors and more.
Are you a fan of Rodin? Do you have a favorite piece of his work? Have you been to the Rodin Museum? What did you think?
I visit this museum every time I am in Paris and sometimes more than once. I love to visit my favorite pieces and then take a relaxing stroll in the garden.
By the way, if you are a fan of Rodin and cannot make it to Paris, there is a fabulous collection of his work in Philadelphia. You can follow this link for more information, Rodin Museum.
I hope that you have a wonderful and safe weekend, enjoy your day!