Saturday, March 28, 2009

Senlis Sculptures. . .

And while on the subject of publicly displayed sculptures, which abound in France, here are a few from a walk in Senlis a few weeks ago. From Joan of Arc to Eugene Odent, who was the Mayor of Senlis in 1914 when the Germans invaded France. Because Senlis dared to oppose the advancing German troops Eugene Odent was taken hostage and then executed by firing squad on 2 September, 1914, among the early victims of that terrible conflagration. The southern quarter of Senlis was also shelled and burned at that time in retribution for the resistance met there.
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1 comment:

Adrian LaRoque said...

Very nice set of images!