just another one of those moments that takes my breath away and reminds me how lucky I am to be here....
Then today I went to the Rodin Museum! I was saving that for a nice day because a lot of the sculptures are outside in the gardens.
Les Invalides is super close to the museum!
The other part of the collection is housed in an old mansion.
Gates of Hell
Auguste Rodin's signature
I think this is a tribute to Victor Hugo
I loved the settings for all the large statues. It was so different and refreshing from a normal museum!
View of the gardens
They filmed here in Midnight in Paris as well!!! I walked on the same path Carla Bruni, Owen Wilson, and Rachel McAdams did!
Always amazing to see a masterpiece in person....
A school group was almost always one or 2 statues ahead of me during my visit. Here are the kids "thinking". When the teacher told them it was time to go, one kid said "Ne me derangez pas! Je pense..." Translates to "Don't disturb me! I'm thinking..." French kids can be so sassy...
After touring the garden, I went inside to view the rest of the collection. A lot of the large sculptures from the garden were also on display inside, on a smaller scale or in different materials such as plaster or clay.
Most of the sculptures are in bronze.
Bust of Victor Hugo
Iris, messenger to the gods
looks more like a ninja to me...
As I was strolling through Paris on this hot and sunny afternoon, I came across this store....
If only I wasn't "ruinee" (broke)....