Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

 

Though most of you might have expected to see another shot or edit of Eiffel Tower, I have decided to post a statue of my favourite French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. This statue is situated in front of the entrance to French Sorbonne in Paris.

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โ€œOn the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.โ€

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24 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. Yes, I think a lot of people will go for the obvious on this theme. Always good to be a little different. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice choice.
    Have great weekend and wonderful Easter Paula.

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      • No, Easter is the same here. I was simply wishing you a happy Easter before I left to go on holidays. You didn’t see the message in my pre Easter post? I’m back now, so no problem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • I see it now. I’m sorry Draco. I was really unwell and working a lot (the working part will not change till May 1). I will come over to your place soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. There is something about this sculpture, it calms one down, I feel.

    Especially with the music on, it’s so nice to just look at his face, so peaceful it is.

    Very nice perspective and right lighting, Paula.

    Have a beautiful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Probably Montaigne had a direct influence on authors all over the world, like William Shakespeare, Renรฉ Descartes, Stefan Zweig, Friedrich Nietzsche and many more – reminds me a bit of english Thomas More and dutch Erasmus of Rotterdam – they were from the same time of history and have a lot in common I think… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Very well captured… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Pingback: The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument | Something to Ponder About

    • Dear Colline, one is bound to miss things in Paris… I have missed so much too. Let’s hope we’ll have a chance to see it again…

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  5. You anticipate us so well, Paula! Working backwards I see that La Tour Eiffel is your Sunday post ๐Ÿ™‚ And a very beautiful one.
    What pretty shoes he wears! And comfortable-looking, too. Hard to look so peacefull if your feet hurt.

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  6. (Couldn’t agree more!) Fรฉlicitations, congratulations for displaying Montaigne’s statue, Rue des Ecoles. One of my first stops whenever I go to Paris. Most people just by the statue disregarding of of the first (and one of the greatest) writers of all time. The first, probably to look into himself to understand his human nature. Merci infiniment! And congrats on your blog.
    Brian

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  7. Je crois en avoir dรฉjร  parlรฉ, mais cette semaine je vais voir mon vieil ami Michel de M. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bye

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