This modern sculpture is in Place St.-Germain-des-Pres, opposite the St.-Germain-des-Pres church.
I don't know details about the sculpture, so will tell you about the church, which is the oldest in Paris. (And yes I realise I should have photographed the church).
The 17th-century philosopher Rene Descartes and John Casimir, the King of Poland are among those buried in the church crypt.
Originating in 542, the church became a Benedictine Abbey, with much of it destroyed by fire in 1794.
The present church dates from the 11th century and was restored in the 19th-century. One of the three original towers survives, which houses a belfrey.
I am feeling the love here! I've been honoured with a Thinking Blogger Award four times, most recently by Dani at Colorful Prose in France and by Anna at Nature Trail in Canada. Both Colorful Prose and Nature Girl are well-deserved recipients of the same award. In the collaborative spirit of the Thinking Blogger Award, I've previously named five fascinating bloggers who make me think.
But there's more joy: Neil of Citizen of the Month in Los Angeles has named me as his Crush of the Day - for the second time! And I've received some lovely, encouraging emails. I am overwhelmed by the recognition and kudos. Thank you so much! Merci bien!
Once again I am hosting guests and finding it difficult to keep up with writing, vacuuming, cleaning, food shopping, being tour guide, etc., much less catch up with reading and commenting on your blogs. I am trying to fit in a little here, a little there, but woefully, am lagging behind. Please be patient with me. And be prepared for lots of photo essays, until things settle down long enough for me to write more than a short piece.
Monday night I had a bit of a panic when I couldn't access my weblog. My log-in and password didn't work, despite repeated attempts. I had dark visions of someone stealing my password, hijacking my blog and wreaking havoc! While the problem seems resolved, this little episode serves as a reminder that all of us should be backing up our blogs or saving information in our posts elsewhere.
In case you missed it, there's an interesting piece in the New York Times on "A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs." My theory is that manners are as important in blogging as they are in any situation. I know of a couple of instances where blogging friends have been subjected to threatening or rude and aggressive behaviour. Have you been bothered by anonymous commenters? Join the debate.