The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

The Headless Lady amoungst the Lime Trees

From http://www.paris-walking-tours.com/jardindelintendant.html

Here, in the middle of this square formed by trees is found, standing alone, a somewhat disturbing statue, as well it was intended to be. In its simplicity it makes a powerful impression. It is a bronze statue and fountain of a headless woman who is holding her decapitated head in her own hands. Water issues from her severed neck and flows down her body.

It is the creation of the Belgian sculpture Nicolas Alquin. It was placed here on December 3, 1998, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of terrorism.

The statue was commissioned by the group S.O.S. Attentats (in English, ”Attentats” means Attacks, or Assaults). This French association was created for victims of terrorism by victims of terrorism. The S.O.S. Attentats sponsor epidemiological studies of the health risks posed by terrorist attacks. For further information on this association their website address, which can be viewed in English, is: http://www.sos-attentats.org

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Summer activities

Summer activities

Summer activities

Summer on the lawns between the Seine and Les Invalides. People come to play all sorts of sports and activities here which is nice but can get packed on a good day. In the distance you can see the Roof of the Grand Palais and bridge Alexandre III with its angels on the right.
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Saint François Xavier Metro Entrance

Saint François Xavier Metro Entrance

Saint François Xavier Metro Entrance

Not so far from home, a classic metro access in the 7th arrondisment. Metro exits are frequently populated with individuals twiddling their thumbs, phones, books or whatever they have handy to kill time whilst waiting for friends to arrive.
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La cour de la Victoire, L’hôtel Carnavalet

La cour de la Victoire, L'hôtel Carnavalet

La cour de la Victoire, L'hôtel Carnavalet

The courtyard of Victory owes its name to the lead statue created in 1807 by Simon Boizot (1743-1809) for the Châtelet fountain.  The statue represents a winged Victory with upraised arms holding laurel wreaths made of bronze.  The statue here is a copy of the original.

Hotel Carnavalet

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