This post will continue what I started in the last blog post – to linger over just which shots would be must suitable. If anyone has a preference I’d be grateful for any inputs or votes. For instance – do you think we’d like a napping lady to fill one of these seats?
Museum rules are no photography other than the building itself, so what about outside —
Unfortunately the photo of the actual tabac is better than the one of the Six Continents (what I always think of as my Woman Warriors, wonderful ladies by various sculptors such as Alexandre Falguière (Asia) and Aimé Millet (South America), who were originally sculpted for the 1878 Universal Exposition and overlooked the Trocadéro esplanade.
Eugène Hiolle’s North America (the Woman Warrior in the foreground) has a plaque with 4 names listed: Washington, Franklin and Lafayette. I’m leaving one American Patriot – do you know who?
As for the photo – part of why this photo is such absolute muck is because my eye was focusing on that d’Or from the tabac between North America and Africa (by Delaplanche, the second Woman Warrior in this shot)?
Questions of minutiae – do you like the interior bridge taken from this perspective or the next, taken standing?
Or perhaps the bridge is better off as seen from its side and being used?
Lingering over this beautiful chamber has been a ball – now to just figure out how to get the site up!