Triomphe de la République in Place de la Nation

Place de la Nation is a circle on the eastern side of Paris. The square at its center includes a large bronze sculpture, the Triomphe de la République (Triumph of the Republic), by Jules Dalou.

Above, view of the statue from the west. The statue looks towards Place de la Bastille.

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Musée Bourdelle

The Musée Bourdelle is an art museum located in Montparnasse, Paris. It preserves the studio of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and also contains more than 500 of his works including marble, plaster, and bronze statues, paintings, pastels, fresco sketches, and Bourdelle’s personal collection of works from other artists. Admission to the permanent collections is free, but there is a charge for temporary exhibits.

Above, “Hercules the Archer”.

Above, in the main courtyard.

 

Above, Tour Montparnasse nearby.

Modern art & architecture of Rotterdam

Since its historic center was almost completely destroyed during WW2, Rotterdam was rebuilt in modern architecture after the war. In the last few years, many new towers have arisen and many new iconic buildings designed. The cityscape is also dotted with many modern sculptures.

Above, “Santa Claus” (aka Butt Plug Gnome) by Paul McCarthy.

Above, Markthal.

Above, inside the building.

Above, Laurenskerk in the background.

Above, “The Guard” by Hans van Bentem.

Above, “Sylvette” by Picasso.

Above, near the entrance of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, under the Erasmusbrug.

Above, in Kop van Zuid.

Above, Floating Pavillon in Rijnhaven.

Above, Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center.

Above, Centraal Station.

Above, Euromast.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, Pauluskerk.

Above, World Port Center and New York Hotel.

Above, Netherlands Photo Museum.

Above, Cube Houses.

“The Garden Which is the Nearest to God” by Taturo Atzu at the Oude Kerk

“The Garden Which is the Nearest to God” is the title of the temporary platform installed by artist Taturo Atzu on the roof of the Oude Kerk, in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. It is gone now, but the tower of the church provides a similar view every year from April to September.

Above, view of the platform and the church from the canal.

Above, view of the platform from the tower of Oude Kerk.

Above, the stairs to reach the platform.

Above, on the platform.

Above, the tower of Oudekerk.

Above, Centraal Station.

Above, the crane of NDSM.

Above, Oosterdok Island.

Above, Oude Kerk from below.