February photo challenge: 21st Feb, Fave photo of me

Rodin’s Burghers of Calais (Les Bourgeois de Calais, Auguste Rodin, 1889) in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia here in Canberra is my absolute all-time favourite sculpture.  For me, the burghers can make a bad day better.  And a good day ticklish.

I sometimes come to the sculpture garden just to sit and write.  Behind these gum trees there’s a lake and beneath them are bushes where blue fairy wrens jump and scrummage on the ground around the benches.  Magic.  I stop at Rodin’s burghers on every visit and think about the action and life he sculpted into inanimate rock.  This is not ‘still life’ like most sculpture.  I love that about the French.

This photo was taken a few winters ago.

Burghers of Calais, Auguste Rodin, National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden

3 thoughts on “February photo challenge: 21st Feb, Fave photo of me

  1. Trish, your blog is a jewel. Don’t tell me writers don’t read it! I like the way you tell stories. Your style has changed from the start, when you spoke about yours father’s souvenirs in this atmosphere of nostalgia, which I found beautiful as a bite of madeleine. Now, it has become more crispy. It has moved to a light, airy, fairy-like style, with a very caustic british sense of humor. I laughed reading your descriptions of your surrounding world.


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