Thursday, March 17, 2011

La France Renaissante

Paris, France (Bir Hakeim bridge)
La France Renaissante (France reborn) is a statue of Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) by Holger Wendekinch, it was erected about 80 years ago.

Not much blogging and no picture taking for me because of my sore back. I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow and hopefully get some relief. It's way too nice outside, I need to get back on my feet!

Have a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. I'm sharing hard times with you, but for me it's the left knee..I can't walk anymore since several days; It's so hard to stay at home when spring is arriving! and my computer is still out of order..BUT show must go on!"Hardis les coeurs!" as we say in France!

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  2. Fabulous photo you shared, James. Sorry about your back, such a bummer. Get it taken care of, and get out in the good weather.

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  3. Great image! Hope you feel better after the doctor.

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  4. Fantastic capture as always, James, and I am so sorry to hear about your back problems! Believe me I do relate! I'm having some serious knee problems that make getting around a real pain in the --- knee! Hope you get some help soon, that works! I'm holding good thoughts for you!

    Sylvia

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  5. Fabulous photo as usual, James... funny that we both posted Paris bridges today! Sorry to hear that your back is giving you a bother and hope that you are feeling better soon... Your camera cannot very well go out without you now!

    Bises,
    G

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  6. Hoping that the weekend will bring some relief to your back James!

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  7. Awesome scene, James...a grand sculpture, architecture and a bridge all wrapped up into one great image...I hope the doc gets you some serious relief soon (very soon). Take care!

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  8. Like that sky against the statue! Hope you're better with your back soon :)

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  9. Wow its beautiful!
    Wishing for your immediate recovery.
    Take care James.

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  10. Oh James, we all need your fabulous ideas, your inspirational posts!Thanks so much for this "detail shot", I love the angle in your header.
    I'm sending good energies for a faster recover!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  11. Great Shot James! Sorry to hear about your back, do as the doctor tells you and get well soon! Take Care

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  12. I don't think I've seen this statue. It's beautiful and the blue sky and sunshine behind is so nice.

    Feel better soon!
    Bon weekend,
    V

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  13. Lovely photo James - hope things go well with the doctor - you need to be on your feet and out and about to capture all the beauty of spring!

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  14. An important person indeed. Coop shot, as Are a lot og those under. A good weekend to you.

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  15. I sure hope your back is better. It is hard to even concentrate with pain in the back.

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  16. Initially, I thought 'how lucky that, so unbalanced, she has wings' - then I realised the 'wing' is the horse's tail. Then I thought how skilled the artist was to make the statue itself balance - and to convey intensity, skill, strength, speed and commitment through the way the feet of the horse have been bunched tight onto the plinth but the sculpture itself extends in both directions. That you have included a railway bridge, some buildings (which remind me of the bank of the Thames) trees and a curdled cloud sky add all sorts of personal and impersonal extra dimensions. I've just notice the buckled sword. It's got doom in there too. No wonder the horse is terrified.

    Lucy

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  17. Jeanne d'Arc -I was named after her:) This is one of those heroes who became a hero after she died! The sculptor did a good job of catching her personality:)

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  18. Love the unusual statue of a horsebackriding saint with a sword and a halo. Wonderful. Hope your back gets good, pronto.

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