Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Square René-Viviani

Square René-Viviani

In the midst of this square is this odd sculpture 
known as the Saint Julien fountain.  
It was constructed by Frenchman Georges Jeanclos in 1995 
and based on a tale of a curse by witches (with many characters), 
a tale told and retold since the Middle Ages.

It is an interesting square near the Seine and Notre Dame.  
I can hear the crunch of the "Paris gravel."

Square René-Viviani
75005, Paris


Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

My eye, was captured by this sculpture.

Thank you for saying the name of it. I can look up more on it, now.

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Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

So, I looked. And.... I have been in that area. :-)

When we went to Paris in 1999, one of the things I wanted to visit, were filming sites, of a long running television series ("Highlander, the Series")

One of them, was the Church of Saint Julien, which was "Darius' Church"... In the series. "Darius" being a beloved character. Of course we sought it out and I went in. :-)

Before getting to the church, we passed "Shakespeare and Co." too. Also featured in the Series.

So putting it all together, I probably went very near, to this interesting fountain sculpture.

Thank you for this post. Which set me on this little trail of discovery, of a delightful time, in my past.

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William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours in those flowers.

RedPat said...

I have seen a lot of Jeanclos's ceramic work but never such a large bronze as this. Nice one.

Harriet said...

Beautiful assortment of colors for the season.

Randy said...

I like the colorful flowers.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Tessa, so glad I could accompany you down memory lane...

RedPat, now I will have to search again, this time for more of Jeanclos' work.