Karrie's Ramblings on her France Trip


karrie
#1
Okay, since so much of my Paris/Nice trip was focused around museums and old castles and historical architecture, even though I'm not ready to start writing it all out, I wanted to start a thread to show some of the stuff that I saw that I really enjoyed.

Zan and I were discussing sculpture, and this was one that I really liked, child of Aphrodite and Hermes.... Hermaphrodite.



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Zan
#2
karrie - they're just coming up as blank pages
 
karrie
#3
Okay.. those links don't work, so here's this instead, even though they're not as good a pics.






 
Zan
#4
cool.

....I'm waiting for the one of the stairs worn down by eons of feet....
 
karrie
#5
Here you are Zan, one of the spiral staircases at Versailles. You can thank hubby for being quicker than I ever am about downloading the memory card to the comps. lol.


 
karrie
#6
Here's a statue at the Louvre that made me miss my kids for a moment... the boy was so close to the size of my son that I kind of ached to hug him.

 
karrie
#7
Oddly enough, of all the great examples of sculpture kicking around Paris, and especially at the Louvre, this gentleman here gave me that sense that he just might start talking to us at any moment. The detail on him was exquisite.

 
Zan
#8
They're lovely Karrie! thank you for sharing them... and I do see what you meant about the stairs... so amazing to me to see history recorded by the millions upon millions of feet that walked those stairs, slowly wearing them down like that.

ps - thank you Karrie's hubby!
 
karrie
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Zan View Post

ps - thank you Karrie's hubby!

lol... he says 'anything for you Zan!!' lol.
 
darkbeaver
#10
Was that last piece Etruscan?
 
lone wolf
#11
Dass a lotta feet! My daughter is impressed with the orb.... Ghosthunters eh? Kid and the tortoise kind of reminds me of being a kid on the Kawarthas (but a snapper that size would behoove a jock strap!)

Thanks!
 
karrie
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Was that last piece Etruscan?

The Louvre has 16kms of exhibits, and we were trying to see as much as we possibly could before my legs and back gave out, so we were rushing through. I know it's Italian, but, other than that, I don't know the age or artist or anything.

edited to add.... did find some more information on it... http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...icial%26sa%3DN
 
darkbeaver
#13
I asked because that's what popped into my head when I saw it. 16 KMs of exhibits, I would do dangerous things to spend a year there. I don't get to many museums and I'd absolutly love to. I am envious.
 
gerryh
#14
I wannaseepics of Karrie on the beach....the hell with art.
 
quandary121
#15
IVE ONLY GOT ONE THIG TO SAY...

 
karrie
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

I wannaseepics of Karrie on the beach....the hell with art.

heeheeehee.... there are none!!! We didn't dare take our camera down to the beach with us, lest it disappear. Sorry.
 
lone wolf
#17
You aren't saying there are people in Nice who aren't so nice are you?

Woof!
 
karrie
#18
lol. It wasn't overly friendly, but, I didn't get a 'crime' vibe from Nice... at least not during the day. But, it never pays to be careless in a foreign city.
 
hermanntrude
#19
interesting to see you so intrigued by the statues and the worn stairs. they seem quite commonplace to me, although you certainly picked some great examples of sculpture. Did you visit the Rodin museum in paris?
 
karrie
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrude View Post

interesting to see you so intrigued by the statues and the worn stairs. they seem quite commonplace to me, although you certainly picked some great examples of sculpture. Did you visit the Rodin museum in paris?

Yes, you grew up around that sort of history. I grew up within this space, this vast, expanse of newborn country, with almost no history except that written upon the landscape by weather.

In Paris we did le Tour d'Eiffel, l'Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, le Musee d'Erotisme, a river tour on the Seine, walked around the outside of Notre Dame, le Louvre.... and that was about all we had time for. lol. I would have loved to see the Rodin Museum. Another trip perhaps.
 
Socrates the Greek
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Okay, since so much of my Paris/Nice trip was focused around museums and old castles and historical architecture, even though I'm not ready to start writing it all out, I wanted to start a thread to show some of the stuff that I saw that I really enjoyed.

Zan and I were discussing sculpture, and this was one that I really liked, child of Aphrodite and Hermes.... Hermaphrodite.



http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

Welcome back Kerrie, hope you enjoyed your trip. Nice pictures!!!
 
karrie
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Socrates the Greek View Post

Welcome back Kerrie, hope you enjoyed your trip. Nice pictures!!!

Thanks Secretas!
 
Socrates the Greek
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Thanks Secretas!

ok Kory.
 
karrie
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Socrates the Greek View Post

ok Kory.

kerrie, kory... I get it, you refuse to use my actual name (which is karrie btw). thanks.
 
Lester
#25
Great pics Karrie, good to here your trip was unmarred by any unfortunate incidents. Welcome Home!
 
karrie
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Lester View Post

Great pics Karrie, good to here your trip was unmarred by any unfortunate incidents. Welcome Home!

lol... well, there was the slip in the hotel shower which nearly broke all the toes on one foot. But, hobbling down to the beach to soak in the sun and swim in the ocean seemed to be just what they needed. That and copious amounts of pain killers. lol.
 
Socrates the Greek
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Thanks Secretas!

No look up on the name you posted. I was just beeing funny LOL
 
karrie
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Socrates the Greek View Post

No look up on the name you posted. I was just beeing funny LOL

I posted it because you continually refuse to spell my name correctly, calling me kerrie constantly (reference your own post). You did it first Soc, and I was taking a jab. You're jabbing at a jab.
 
CDNBear
#29


I missed you babe!!!
 
karrie
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post



I missed you babe!!!

Thnx Bear.
 

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