Le Penseur

Le Penseur

Seeing The Thinker in person is exactly like you'd expect it to be. Huge, imposing, iconic, beautiful.

There are more than twenty-five castings of it but I think that this is the original. That's actually a bit misleading, I should say that this might be the original at this size. The original statue of the contemplative man was only a small part of a larger work, giant cast doors called The Gates of Hell, themed on Dante's The Divine Comedy. He sat at the top looking down at the hellish scene below.

This casting sits in the garden at the incredible Musée Rodin in Paris and is just across the garden from those original cast iron doors. If you go to Paris, I would consider it a must to visit the museum and if you need to look up where it is, you can just use the "show this photo on a map ✈" link below. The museum itself used to be a hotel that was donated to the people of Paris and the surrounding gardens are impressive, surprisingly large and impeccably maintained.

Feb 14th, 2013: Here is some good info from Rick Steves regarding museums and whatnot in Paris for 2013 including a mention that the Rodin Museum will be renovating in 2014. They'll still be open, but there might be some inconveniences.

My other photographs of Paris can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2009-06-02 13:49:07
Posted: 2013-01-06 | 14:26





Le Penseur

Le Penseur

Seeing The Thinker in person is exactly like you'd expect it to be. Huge, imposing, iconic, beautiful.

There are more than twenty-five castings of it but I think that this is the original. That's actually a bit misleading, I should say that this might be the original at this size. The original statue of the contemplative man was only a small part of a larger work, giant cast doors called The Gates of Hell, themed on Dante's The Divine Comedy. He sat at the top looking down at the hellish scene below.

This casting sits in the garden at the incredible Musée Rodin in Paris and is just across the garden from those original cast iron doors. If you go to Paris, I would consider it a must to visit the museum and if you need to look up where it is, you can just use the "show this photo on a map ✈" link below. The museum itself used to be a hotel that was donated to the people of Paris and the surrounding gardens are impressive, surprisingly large and impeccably maintained.

Feb 14th, 2013: Here is some good info from Rick Steves regarding museums and whatnot in Paris for 2013 including a mention that the Rodin Museum will be renovating in 2014. They'll still be open, but there might be some inconveniences.

My other photographs of Paris can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2009-06-02 13:49:07
Posted: 2013-01-06 | 14:26


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