The Musée Rodin

Depiction of a scene from Dante’s Inferno the Gates of Hell and the bronze sculpture The Thinker [La Penseur].

I stumbled upon this post drafted two years ago after our return from Paris. A month later the city was shut down due to the pandemic, and the world developed the routine of “working from home”.

Paris in winter is a wondrous experience, walking under the gray skies with matching gray buildings adds to the illustrious charm of this city. While perusing the sites we came across the Musée Rodin which opened in 1919 to house the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. We had the opportunity to view many drawings, paintings, photographs, as well as objets d’art, which Rodin donated to the French State on the condition, they turn his villa into a museum. In the collection were works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh. A room was dedicated to the works of female artists- Camille Claudel a longtime associate of Auguste Rodin. Her sculptures are most impressive.

After viewing the art my focus went to the gardens around the museum. There is a small lake in the back of the villa where you may sit and enjoy the grounds. I took out my sketch pad and began to draft a few ideas for the gardens at Heath.

View the Musée Rodin online.

Enjoy,
Kathleen

Year End Favorites

2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing.2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently, I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing and felt the need to share…. enjoy.

The Governors Palace in Williamsburg was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. It was home to governors until the capital was moved to Richmond in 1780.

We took a quick trip to Williamsburg on December 11th to see the colonial decorations and to shop the Cheese Shop on Merchants Square. The shop makes the best “house dressing” to go with turkey or ham sandwiches, their wines are superb as are the cheese selections.


Visiting the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich this summer in Belize. Cerros is an archeological site not engulfed by jungle, and is constructed near a turquoise sea and the blue sky.

My adorable 2 1/2 year old nephew sitting in the Captain’s seat on his first flight this fall.

Holidays at the National Harbor in the Waterfront District has a nightly tree show. The 54-foot tree is part of a breathtaking light-show at sunset. The Awakening is a 72 foot statue that depicts a giant embedded in the sand along the Potomac.


Life continues to move at a cautious pace, let’s welcome this upcoming year with great health and happiness!!!
Kathleen