Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Les mains


Hands of friendship

There are six sculptures of bronze hands laid on granite stones in Jardins des Tuileries by Louis Bourgeois.  In April, Marie entwined her hands in the cold bronze as tens of thousands before her.

Then she quickly pulled out the hand sanitizer.



Near the Jeu de Paume Museum
Jardins des Tuileries
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris


28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, Genie! I would have probably been so carried away I would have, perhaps foolishly, totally forgotten the hand sanitizer! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Palomasea said...

Oh Genie, this is so beautiful!
An image of peace and a dream of what the world can be..simple and stunning.

Bonne Journee to you,
- Irina

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup cette image Genie...
Bonne journée,

Pierre

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Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Très belle image en effet, Genie. Mais dis-moi, quand même, ces Américains, quels germophobes! ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Sorry Genie. Bad connection in Seattle! My comment kept repeating itself-- Veronique

Ann said...

Nice image...

I find it inspiring ♥

Malyss said...

What a beautyful picture!

Erika said...

Une sculpture magnifique comme ta photo naturellement. Elle a bien fait, Marie.
Bonne journée.

Rob-bear said...

Such a handy picture you're shared with us, Genie.

Nina said...

Such a beautiful shot!

biebkriebels said...

Nice picture, but a hand sanitizer? We don't even know that in Europe and we are still live and kicking.

martinealison said...

Si tous les gens du monde pouvaient se donner la main...
belle image...
gros bisous

this is Belgium said...

Like this photo and the idea behind it a lot !

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wonderful photo Genie. You are so very talented!

Virginia said...

Welcoming Hands is an amazing find. Peter and I had to search to find them. I had seen one photo in 07 that someone had taken but finding them in Tuileries was not easy. Such a treat to discover them tucked away. Peter put his hand in one as well ! i loved them all except the baby hand not so much.
V

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Genie,

Thank you so much for showcasing this sculpture--I will make sure to hunt it down this winter. I love L.B.

M said...

I am not normally a germaphobe; however, when you only have a few days in Paris you don't want to take a chance on getting sick! Love the photo, Genie!

Kris said...

A very beautiful sculpture. I have to laugh at using the hand sanitizer...Imagine all the hands making contact with the "hands of friendship".

Kris

Carrie'sCreations said...

Powerful image!!!! I had to chuckle at the hand sanitizer, I would have done the same thing:)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful message!So wonderful and creative picture!
Léia

Alexa said...

Beautiful image, Genie. Love the punchline (but better safe than sorry)!

Paris Paul said...

How fun! I wonder if they're still there... Now, where's my hand sanitizer?

Starman said...

Geez, not using hand sanitizer would be like not wearing a bike helmet.

Randy said...

Nice contrast Genie.

Harriet said...

Great photo, but your commentary with the punch line is what makes this post so much fun.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful comments, all of them, and I am reading with weary eyes still in Las Vegas.

Just to clarify, there is no title of this sculpture. I titled it when Marie clasped the open bronze hand. They are wonderful and if you go to Paris you should seek them out.

I leave for home tomorrow and to Paris in a week!

Bises,
Genie