Brit Hotel Bosquet Carcassonne
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... the Netherlands and gave the piece to the couple as a wedding gift. They subsequently gave it to my parents. Our miniature sculpture, about three feet in length, of a reclining Madame Borgese, sister of Napoleon, sits on the sideboard in our den.
She is titled Ebe, "goddess of immortality feeding on nectar," sculpted in 1816-17. Canova and his studio made three versions of Ebe (also Hebe).
The is the sculpture we have in our den. This ...
... of other warrior types, it was fortified and refortified until it became a fortress of enormous size. And all around it 25 other fortresses were built to supplement Carcassonne’s use as a blocking force for armies moving either north or south through the flatlands along the seacoast. All those fortifications were in a stretch of land some 60 miles long east to west and 30 miles wide north to south. Nowhere in all of Europe will you find such a dense concentration ...
... that time the tires buried into the muck of the canal. We avoided what only seconds earlier was our imminent drowning; we waded ashore, about ten feet, found a pay phone, called Jimmy Schendle at Tulane in New Orleans to come get us and the rest is history. The only shame surrounding the entire episode is that we missed the roaring smack of Betsy in Baton Rouge. For LSU college kids back then hurricanes were life altering events. I was an LSU student for nine years (a ...
... placed in the locations where the artists were said
to have created their compositions. Those
looking at pieces by Matisse may assume that he had painted these when he was 6
years old. At least that was our opinion of the artistic merit of the
reproductions. Collioure still attracts plenty of artists some of whom
are quite talented although others follow the fauvist tradition and don’t
exhibit the artistic talent displayed by ...
... Roman walls were strengthened by horseshoe-shaped bastions at roughly regular intervals. The masonry is in characteristic late Roman style: rubble cores faced with courses of dressed ashlars intersected by courses of bricks and built on concrete foundations. The Porte Narbonnaise on the eastern side and the Porte de l'Aude on the west are particularly elaborate defensive works. It came under Visigothic rule in the 5th century and ...