Post Cards from Paris - Who is this Statue and Where is it Located?

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Post Cards from Paris - Who is this Statue and Where is it Located?

For those of you who don't know, VB (aka Vegas Bob) has a great group organized called "Statues Around the World", where you can post interesting statues you've taken photos of in your travels.  Well, for those of you who know me, I'm presently sitting in my favourite city in the world, Paris.  Did you know that Paris is chock-a-block with statues?  I found this particularly beautiful statue today, and couldn't resist posting it.  Ok, I've given you a huge hint...  of course, this statue is in Paris, but where in Paris?  And who does this statue represent? 

What attracted me to this particular statue?  I absolutely loved the white pigeon sitting on the statue.  It was really quite beautiful.  I also love the expression and power emanating from the horse's face.  This is a horse on an important mission. 

Good luck with your guesses, and I'll be back to either post the answer or confirm the answer...

Oh, and don't forget to join "Statues Around the World  ".  This group is a lot of fun!

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Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Sally, that's Charlemagne, King of the Franks, King of the Lombards, and most impressive of all, Emperor of the romans (albeit the watered down Roman empire). that guy was busier than a real estate agent on closing day.

Sep 14, 2011 08:11 AM #1
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Chris Alston
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Wow, now that is cool!  It seems that most public art nowadays seems to go away from statues and more into modern stuff...  So this rocks!

Sep 14, 2011 08:54 AM #2
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
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Darn, Malcolm has my answer - Charlemagne, Prince of the Pigeons!

Sep 14, 2011 09:36 AM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Wel I had no idea Sally, but it's a really cool statue.  Have a wonderful time on your trip to Paris.  Looking foward to more photos!

Sep 14, 2011 12:46 PM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I have never been to Paris...France for one day....but never Paris.  No idea on the statute, but it is fabulous!  You must be having a wonderful time!

Sep 14, 2011 01:29 PM #5
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sally, I am glad you are having a great time. And this statue is beautiful. Thanks for telling us about the group.

Sep 14, 2011 02:43 PM #6
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Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
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Yeah, someone else besides me and VB posted a Statue Post, thanks Sally, and that is quite a statue indeed.  I see why you took a picture of it, I would have taken a picture of it as well.  I have a futre statue post coming up that you aught to be able to guess pretty easy.  I know Paris is beautiful, and I'm sure you should be able to get a years worth of statue posts, so chop, chop, get to cracking....

I have training with RE/MAX all day tomorrow but will take a look at it on Friday if no one has guessed yet....no one guessed the correct answer on my reptile post, so I need to post the answer in a post....just got sidetracked with 9/11 and raincamp....thank you for your comments lately on my post, I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and comments.

Sep 14, 2011 04:38 PM #7
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Hi Sally...you're not doing what I thought a pretty single girl would be doing in Paris...ha.

I'm with Malcolm...Charlemagne, but not sure where in Paris....how about outside the Notre Dame.

Loveya

Sep 14, 2011 05:40 PM #8
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Wow, Sally, can't believe I missed it, but Malcome is correct.....I was able to locate the correct answer too, didn't realize when I looked at your post, people had already guessed, but was able to do a little research and wallah.

the Statue Of Charlemagne, I believe also known as Charles the Great, or King of the Franks. It sits outside of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Sep 14, 2011 07:01 PM #9
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Malcolm - Oh, you clever puss!  I should have known I couldn't outwit such a learned fellow!  Yes, this is indeed Charlemagne.  You've definitely been reading too many Asterix books!  I shall off and drown my sorrows in a nice bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, purchased at a very reasonable price!

Chris - I so agree.  What happened to the good ol' days of statues?  I think they're wonderful and oh so expressive. 

Julie - You've got to be quick to beat Malcolm, that's for sure!  King of the Pigeons?!!!  I suspect poor Charlemagne is rolling around in his grave at that comment!

Roger - Sorry I haven't been able to comment too much lately, but will make up for it when I get back.  Having a wonderful time here - the weather has cooperated and there's so much to do in such a short time!  A bientot!

Sep 14, 2011 09:17 PM #10
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Sally Weatherley
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Sharon - Oh, you must put Paris on your bucket list!  It's a total visual and gastronomic experience.  Having a great time and don't want to go back home!

Anna - I happened upon the group by accident, but it's a lot of fun.  You must join!  I bet you have some interesting Russian statues tucked away somewhere.

John - Couldn't let you and VB down - I shall try and load up on statues while I'm here.  They are really very beautiful.  Speaking of 911, we tried to get down to the Eiffel Tower, but were stopped by a number of soldiers.  Turned out they were having a 911 ceremony, but security was extremely tight - read soldiers with machine guns walking all over the place! 

Fred - Ok, you and Malcolm get a huge gold star!  Very clever.  Yes, the statue is located just outside of Notre Dame cathedral.  I waited 1 1/2 hours and then climbed a million steps to get some more gargoyle photos.  My camera is better quality this time around, so I captured some pretty good shots.  Will bore you with those in another post when I'm back...  Love Ya Back!

John -  Very nice detective work, albeit a little late...  Yes, Malcolm guessed the correct statue, and our Remax Canadian counterpart, Fred, guessed the correct location.  Thanks for playing, and stay tuned for more!

Sep 14, 2011 09:26 PM #11
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Sally,

How fun!!! I am so excited to hear that you are in Paris right now!  I hope you have the best time ever and I will look forward to seeing and hearing about your trip as you post about it! 

Thanks for commenting on my post...  it's always great to hear from you!  You are a dear sweet lady and I am so glad to be AR friends with you!!!

Sep 15, 2011 04:24 PM #12
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Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI
REALTOR®, CRS, GRI

Well I would not have been a successful guesser.  Nice photo.  I love the creativity of statues.

Sep 16, 2011 07:25 AM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Linda - Trust me, I promise to bore you silly with Paris posts - have lots of material...  So glad you're back on A/R after your sejourn. 

Michael - Thanks, I'm a huge statue fan, too.  Gotta say, I find it tough to guess other people's statues!

Sep 16, 2011 08:33 AM #14
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David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Hi Sally - Great interesting post. I envy you enjoying yourself in Paris. I always like horsey statues too!

Cheers!

Sep 17, 2011 09:25 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - It's odd, but the majority of statues here involve horses - go figure!  Sadly, returning tomorrow, although I'm looking forward to sitting on an airplane for 13 hours after walking for a week solid! 

Sep 18, 2011 04:04 AM #16
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Sally and VB is so excited to have you join the Statues Group at Activerain and this is a great post & statue ...

You have found yourself a feature at one of the most interesting groups around Activerain ...

Statues around the World

   
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VB ;o)

Sep 19, 2011 03:23 AM #17
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

VB - Thanks so much for the Feature and for forming this fun group!  I have a nice little stash of statues in the vault now...

Sep 20, 2011 03:13 AM #18
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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WOW Sally and that is great news and try very hard to leave ZERO clues because John Hrisco is a mastermind at guessing Statues ... I don't know how he does it!

VB ;o)

Sep 20, 2011 07:04 PM #19
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Sally Weatherley
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VB - John Hrisco isn't the only mastermind at guessing statues - I've noticed you've guessed your fair share, too!  Ok, that's it - zero clues from now on!

Sep 22, 2011 05:34 PM #20
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