Friday, March 5, 2010

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Pain of Content : Musée des Beaux-Arts : Lyon, FR

Housed in what was formerly the Abbey of Saint Peter, the Musée des Beaux-Arts is Lyon's modern art museum. We didn't go inside, but we did visit the sculpture garden in the courtyard of this 18th century building. The garden is home to what was/is likely a rather large Rodin. Unfortunately, it wasn't in place when we visited. I love photographing arches and colonnades and this courtyard was surrounded by a beauty. What intrigued me with this one was the writing over the door at the end. First, it's in English and second, what could be behind that door? (Click on the image to enlarge.) As for the sculpture below, I forgot to write down the name and artist, but as today is Friday, I'm calling it "TGIF"! Anyway--visit my Picasa Web Albums to see a few more pictures of this space, located just across the street from the Fontaine Bartholdi in the Place des Terreaux.

TGIF : Musée des Beaux-Arts : Lyon, FR

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 2/10


James said...

"I love photographing archs and colonnades" Me too. I'm really looking forward to my next trip to France.
These are wonderful shots.

Mo said...

Spectacular shot!

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