K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Notions of Shadow and Light

Voltaire’s Shadow: Variations on a Theme

The statue of Voltaire, by French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon, stands in front of his tomb on the crypt level of the Panthéon in Paris. The lights throw the statue’s shadow in three directions.The Panthéon is the final resting place for French national heroes. Voltaire,  a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher, advocated for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. He was interred in the Panthéon in 1791, the second individual to be so honored.

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Musee Lapidaire, Avignon

I left the sun behind in Aix with a short train journey to Avignon, the city of popes. I visited the Musee Lapidaire, which exhibits Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Gaulish, sculpture, glassware, and ceramics. The museum, part of the Musee Calvert, is located in a 16th century Jesuit church. It is an excellent example of building reuse.

On The Road Again

In France for two weeks with family. It is sunny but very cold and windy in Paris. I had to get in a quick visit to Notre Dame, one of my favorite places.

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