Friday, June 18, 2010

Together . . .

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A couple of you kind readers mentioned in comments on the post just below this one that you would be curious to see the larger work of sculpture from which the clasped hands were shown in detail. Ask and you shall receive . . .
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The cemetery in question where you could see this work, in the stone, were you so inclined is in le Touquet-Paris-Plage, which is roughly a two hour drive north of Paris, past Amiens, on the coast south of Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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16 comments:

English Rider said...

Beautifully Creepy or Creepily Beautiful? Shiver!

K'line Bloom said...

Finalement, je préfère le plan serré sur les mains enlacées ! C'est, comment dire, un tantinet glauque en format grandeur nature...

Stickup Artist said...

Oh Wow! On the first shot they look like they are floating or levitating. Hovering between this world and the next. And the second, such a combination of natural and unnatural. I can see why you were so taken. Amazing shots Owen. I've never seen anything like it myself.

French Fancy said...

Oh that is gorgeous - must have cost a fortune mind you

Mary Ann said...

This is why I love cemeteries. One person's "touching and lovely" is another's "yucky". That's life.

mythopolis said...

It's quite beautiful and touching. Can't quite make out the dates, but looks like he died well before her. But now they are together again. I was reminded of the grave-site of Vincent and Theo in a cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise. You may have seen it, they were buried side by side, and the ground above them is a single blanket of ivy. Also, on the way to the site, one passes a field of sunflowers. It was the same field upon which Vincent based several paintings. Thanks for posting these photos.

jeff said...

Je ne sais pas pourquoi... ça me fait penser à ça...

Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoeshine he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger he shoot coca-cola
He say "I know you, you know me"
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come together right now over me

He bag production he got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me

He roller-coaster he got early warning
He got muddy water he one mojo filter
He say "One and one and one is three"
Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see
Come together right now over me


Non ?...:)

Ciao amigo...
A plus !

Caio Fernandes said...

really inspiring !

TechnoBabe said...

I think that is one of the sweetest things.

Steve said...

Beautiful; manages to be both grand and intimate at the same time...

ρομπερτ said...

this surely is able to move to tears.

Amy said...

Wow... I have never seen any memorial like this. It's almost as if it is out of a fantasy book. Thanks for sharing the bigger photo.

Clytie said...

Wow. They look so peaceful and happy. Let's hope the afterlife is like that!

cheryl said...

Their afterlife is very touching. Together forever.

Owen said...

Thanks to one and all here, merci bcp ! It really is an unusual sculpture to find in a public cemetery like this. Just about the only place I've seen anything remotely like it was in the Basilica at Saint Denis, just north of Paris, where quite a number of French royalty are interred. There are several sculptures in there depicting various royals in their eternal rest.

Jeff, merci pour le "Come Together", oui, il y a un peu de ça ici, mais sans les cheveux jusqu'au genoux, sans le "early warning" et le "toe jam"... mais pour le "Come Together", tout à fait... pour toujours....

Mythopolis, he died in 1973, she passed on in 1994, 21 years later... And yes, I have been to Auvers sur Oise and visited the graveyard where Vincent and Theo Van Gogh are buried... a beautiful place...

Stephanie said...

This is how love should be!