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Friday, December 02, 2005

Rodin's Hell

Friday, December 2 - Paris

You nearly are required to be in museums in Paris, because it costs too much to be anywhere else, including the toilets, which will run you about 50 cents. Cafes are warm, but they too cost coin and if you finish your drink and dont leave, they glare at you. So, its museums.

Today I hit the Rodin Musee - you know, the guy who sculpted The Thinker. This guy's stuff is really impressive. The most startling was a piece called Gates of Hell; which is an enormous gate some 20+ feet tall, made of metal designed in influence by Dante's Inferno. It was absolutely stunning. So much size and detail, including a tiny version of the thinker, originally supposed to represent the artist and writer with the visions of the world on his mind as he lives his work.

The weather was a hair better than yesterday, but still cold enough to send people scurrying for cover as night fell.

Note: There is complete truth to the rumor that people smell more in France than other places. Don't know if it's a cultural statement by them or something, but it can get mighty foul.

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4 Comments:

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    if i had room in my preciously limited backpack, i would indeed. of course, right now i don't even have a desk to even set it upon, but it would make a great keepsake.

     
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