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photoblog image It's Monday

It's Monday

Choose your battles carefully!

(my 13" silver-plated statue of Joan of Arc,

purchased at a flea market in Brussels years ago)

 

I always love the last day of the Tour de France

when I can see Jeanne d'Arc in Paris.

  

photoblog image IMG_2392-copyS.jpg

 

 

 

It's Monday

Choose your battles carefully!

(my 13" silver-plated statue of Joan of Arc,

purchased at a flea market in Brussels years ago)

 

I always love the last day of the Tour de France

when I can see Jeanne d'Arc in Paris.

  

photoblog image IMG_2392-copyS.jpg

 

 

 

comments (24)

Every year when I see that shot from' Le tour', I wonder if they have repainted it especially ...smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Frank. Seeing it is one of the main reasons why we watch the Tour the last Sunday! smile
Lovely shot of your statue - it's a great one!!!
Ginnie Hart: After the Tour we watched a Joan of Arc movie, Elizabeth, another thing we love doin after watchin the Tour. She's always held a special place in my heart.
Jolie statue de cette jeune fille courageuse.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine. Her story is quite the story, isn't it!
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 6 Aug 2018, 06:06
I never get tired of looking at this beautiful statue of her, Ginnie. It is well made and I like it that she almost have that same pose with the flag. Impressive lady she was.
I love how the picture turned out!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. She was one of the few things I brought with me from my past life because of what she means to me.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2018, 06:16
What a find, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Lisl. The minute I saw her, I grabbed her. I'll never forget that day and place...can still see it in my mind's eye!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Aug 2018, 07:10
The sort of figure to unite a nation
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. I never tire of the story, regardless of (in spite of?) the countries represented.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2018, 07:25
One of the classic views on the last day of the Tour, well done to France TV. Om our trip to Provence we went to a village gathering on the Sunday evening which seemed to be something in connection with Joan of Arc and involved a lot fo eating, drinking and dancing.
Ginnie Hart: Whenever I'm in Paris, Alan, I make sure I stand in front of this statue because she's so inspiring. And opf course I always think of YOU during the TdeF. smile
She has never been popular with the English grin
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Bill, but it's an inspiring story, in spite of the countries involved, for sure.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Aug 2018, 08:02
She is such an icon in European history Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you to say it that way, based on the history, Chad.
I remember we learned about her at school but not much about where she fitted in with the overall scheme of things.
Ginnie Hart: I would guess she'd be an important person in your English-French history lessons, Brian. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2018, 12:21
Quite a picture of the statue.

I remember the conniving church leaders from a Jeanne d'Arc movie I have seen some years ago. They must have been really good actors, because I felt like stripping their skins, piece by piece ...
Ginnie Hart: Conniving church leaders is an understatement, Louis. There are several versions of the Joan of Arc movies but they all seem to agree on that part of the story!
Good advice... also, avoid martyrdom.
Ginnie Hart: At all costs, Larry?!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 6 Aug 2018, 12:38
Beautiful statue of Joan! The lighting really works well here to highlight the incredible detail!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Steven. She's one of my favorite possessions.
wow!! I wonder what Joan of Arc will be like in the ressurection?? She will be astounded at being remembered like she is!! little girls saying prayers to be like her hehe.... i totally forgot it was monday, sorry for being late to the party... it's a long weekend here!
Ginnie Hart: What would she think of all the attention she's received after all these years! Indeed. So young....
I have an uncle obsessed with her.
Ginnie Hart: I can understand why, Mary.
an inspirational figurehead, what a great find
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Martin, on both accounts. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2018, 17:06
It is a beautiful statue.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Cherry. Thanks.
this is a beautiful statue of Jeanne d'Arc your treatment brought out the bronze nicely Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter.
A nice little statuette!
Ginnie Hart: It's one of my favorite possessions, Tom. smile
strong and powerful looking!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Ruthie.
Lucky you. I wish I had that. Cool shot, as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. I actually do feel very lucky to have found it!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 7 Aug 2018, 04:35
the darkness of the image is fantastic
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. It seemed to work the way I imagined it.
Inspirational person for sure! What a wonderful flea market find!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. It was actually a very ritzy flea market with heated stalls next to our Hilton Hotel in Brussels when Donica and I were there for a spontaneous long Thanksgiving weekend. I'll never forget it. I recall paying €80 for it...so it wasn't cheap. But I decided it was totally worth it.
That's quite a statue, Ginnie... smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Sudipto. If things can ever be loved, I do love it very much.

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