Friday, September 2, 2011

Passing in front of the horses of Marly with Mary

Les Tuileries - Mary
8:00 AM - With Mary who lives near New York (USA), we chose the circuit of the most beautiful Parisian Palaces: the Ritz, the hotel Meurice, the Bristol, the George V, the Plaza Athénée... The Palaces tour also allowed us to run along one of the nicest routes of Paris, crossing by the "Ile de la Cité", the Louvre, the
Tuileries, Champs-Elysées...

On our road, we were able to admire the Horses of Marly* which are in the West entrance of the Tuileries:

Coysevox - La Renommée (The Fame) - Mercure (Mercury)

and at the Est entrance of the Champs-Elysées:
Coustou - Horses of Marly

Actually, these statues are copies, originals being in the Musée du Louvre in a gallery visible from the outside. We can see them through a window from the passage between the Louvre Pyramid and the street of Rivoli (passage we took during our running):

Le Louvre, cour Marly - Horses of Marly - Originals

Those who, children in the sixties, looked at the French television, know well one of these statues. In the time, the programs began only late in the afternoon and were preceded by a TV test card which showed the statue "La Renommée". The children in wait of emissions had all the leisure to admire it:

Merci Mary !

The route of the tour :
* Marly, where from come the statues, was one of the favorite residences of the king Louis XIV.

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