The Medici Fountain (fr: La fontaine Médicis) is a monumental fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. It was built in about 1630 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France and regent of King Louis XIII of France. It was moved to its present location and extensively rebuilt in 1864-66.
Rainbow is a sculpture by Perth artist Marcus Canning which today dominates the northern entrance to Fremantle. Rainbow which was commissioned by the City of Fremantle is nine-metre-high, 19 metres long and weighs in at a mere 66 tonnes. Whenever I go past, which is most days, people are always there interacting with it. A truly masterful piece of art in the City of Fremantle in my view.
The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. Today is well known as the home of the Academe Nationale De Musique.
This image captures one small part of the Palais Garnier’s facade, Charles Gumery’s gilded figural, L’Harmonie (Harmony), two of the klagmann (comic and tragic antique masks) and below them, gilded galvanoplastic bronze busts of Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Daniel François Esprit Auber and Ludwig van Beethoven.
This is most hated, and if not hated, just ignored statue in our town. It was offered by Soviet Union at the time and couldn’t be resisted and needed to be placed on a square to give it enough respect. However city council found a good place for it just outside the inner city.
Now things have changed and city is needing this square and surroundings to be developed. I bet this statue will not find a place within new high money condos by the sea