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View of Paris
photography by
Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer


1. Sacré-Coeur sitting on a hill-top overlooking Paris, surrounded by the Montmartre district with its narrow cobblestone streets and artists sketching from positions on sidewalks and in alleys.

2. Notre Dame sitting on an island in the Seine River.

3. The Thinker by Auguste Rodin sits in the front garden of Musée Rodin - his former home and temporarily the home of Rainer Maria Rilke. In the background is the gold-leaf spire of Hôtel Les Invalides built to house 4,000 war veterans.

4. Musée Rodin at left with a view of Hôtel Les Invalides in background which was built to house 4,000 wounded soldiers. (Rodin's "The Thinker" sits in this front garden, barely visible - 100 pixels up from bottom and 125 pixels in from right side of photo - a red rose at the base of statue.)

5. Le Louvre is the largest museum in the world, formerly a royal palace - this is a view of a fountain on the interior court. The building is shaped like a U, the open end of the U behind the photographer.

6. Stan at Le Louvre on the lower floor, with skylights over 3 stories of open space.

7. Susan sitting at the Seine River which winds its way through the city; tour boat approaching.

8. Edgar Degas  1834-1917
Dancer "Little Dancer at 14" in tulle costume; also a Degas horse sculpture, both in bronze.
Musée D'Orsay - where impressionist and post-impressionist art after 1848 is displayed.

9. Degas  1834-1917
Dancer "Little Dancer at 14" (with man standing in similar pose) - all sculptures & paintings in the room are by Degas.
Musée D'Orsay

10.Denis-Antoine Chaudet - Paris 1763-1810 - marble
"Le claire de lune"
"Oeudipe enfant rappelé à la vie par le berger Phobas qui l'a détaché de l'arbre"
Le Louvre
The shepard, Phobas, is feeding the mythical child, Oedipus, from his drinking bowl and the dog is affectionately licking the sole of the child's foot.

11.Jean François Lorta - 1752-1837
Danseuse au tambourin
Le Louvre
Graceful dancer in marble.

12.François Joseph Duret 1804-1865
Pêcheur dansant la tarentelle 1832
Le Louvre
Bronze of dancer doing a tarantella.

13.A. A. Dumonte 1833
Le Louvre
Bronze dancer with star on head and wings holding torch.

14. Alexandre Felguiere 1851-1900 - bronze
Vainqueur au combat de coqs
Musée D'Orsay
The conqueror in a battle of roosters.

15.Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux 1827-1875 - marble
La Danse
Musée D'Orsay
Note tambourine, wings, head wreathe on figure at top.

16.J. B. Carpeaux
Le prince impérial et son chien - 1865
Musée D'Orsay
Marble statue of prince with his dog.

17.Jean Dampt-Venurey 1853-1946
Le baiser de l'aïeule - 1892
Musée D'Orsay
Grandmère avec enfant.
Marble sculpture of grandmother and grandchild.

18. Le Louvre - interior view as an example of the height and grandeur of so many of the paintings by the "old masters." Susan in center foreground.

19. A ceiling in Le Louvre.

20. Showing interior depth in Le Louvre; room after room in the 3 wings and 3 floors of the building.

21. View of Paris from a balcony of Musée D'Orsay with Sacré Coeur in left background on hill-top rising above the city - the ferris wheel to the right is permanent - the River Seine floating a tour boat in foreground.

22.Auguste Rodin - 1840-1917
Jeune femme au chapeau fleuri - 1865
Musée Rodin
Young lady in floral hat in terra cotta.

23.Camille Claudel- 1864-1943
La Petite Châtelaine - 1895
Musée Rodin
Young girl in marble.

24. Susan writing note in Musée Rodin front garden with a view of Hôtel Les Invalides in background which was built to house 4,000 wounded soldiers.


Photography by Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer
Paris, France, September 5-8, 2001
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