Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France (2011)

Photo below: The "Pyramid" in front of the Louvre.

Count me among those who see that "Pyramid" as atrocious. However, if you stand at the Pyramid, turn your back to it, and walk straight ahead, you can enjoy an outside statuary garden and the art in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Photo below: Statue across from the ugly Pyramid.

Photo below: Another across from the ugly Pyramid.

Photo below: "Cain Venant de Tuer Son Frere Abel," by Henri Vidal.
Translation: "Cain has just killed his brother Abel."

Photo below: "La Comedie," by Julien Toussaint Roux.

Photo below: More statues, same garden.

Photo below: View walking down the middle of the garden walkway.

Photo below: "L'ami de personne," by Erik Dietman.

The above sculpture found in the Jardin des Tuileries is described as "vaguely humanoid." There is a discussion about the sculpture HERE, in French.

Photo below: Carosel in the Jardin Des Tuileries.

Cost for one ride was two euros. I rode on the blonde pony with the turquoise saddle and was a kid again, for just a few minutes.

Photo below: "La Foule," by Raymond Mason.

From the Jardin des Tuileries, I continued to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

2011 Trip