Thursday, September 2, 2010

day three: saint-gaudens national historic site

where the extraordinary sculptor
augustus saint-gaudens
lived, worked, dreamed, played, loved, died
(cornish, new hampshire)

22 comments:

this too will pass said...

very nice set

Birdman said...

This color shot pulls me in. I want to sit and ponder. Have a HAPPY day 4!

Malyss said...

Strange.. There's a town in France called Saint-Gaudens, in south-west of the country. At first sight i thought you made a trip there!.. Beautyful statues, and ..a lovely bench!

Sharon Creech said...

Ooh, we get to travel with you to such intriguing spots!
Where is this? (State, city. . .?)

Sunny said...

I love the colors and textures in the first picture and the bench is so inviting.
It looks like a fascinating place to spend the day.
☼ Sunny
I attend several fairs and festivals during the year with my photograhy (selling), and will be at the Fall Festival in Shelburne Falls later this month. Maybe I'll see you there?

Halcyon said...

Looks like a perfect place for an artist to work. I love the sculptures, especially the last one. I'd love to see more of his work in person.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like to visit the homes of artists. Thank you for introducing us to this place, with which I was unfamiliar.

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful sculptures, a place that I would love to visit, to take lots of pictures and walk and dream about the romantic atmosphere there, wonderful!
Léia

Hilda said...

The patio is gorgeous and so are his sculptures!

Jack said...

Beautiful, Brattcat.

Kate said...

The top shot makes me want to meditate for awhile. Lovely spot for it.

cieldequimper said...

I'm slightly jealous of your birthday week, this is a treat indeed. Absolutely gorgeous sculptures.

P.S.: your French is perfect! Plus, you might want to Image Google Saint-Gaudens...

Oops, just saw that Malyss of course got in before me!

Magpie said...

I am in love with the first photo. Wonderful!

VP said...

I agree, an extraordinary sculptor!

slim said...

This site is on my list as well. "Clueless" has posted a famous work of his in Boston here: http://www.cluelessinboston.com/2010/01/robert-gould-shaw-and-massachusetts.html.

Can't wait to see Day 4.

Serge Cornillet said...

Very nice pictures, alterning colors with black and whit, fantasctic shots!

Virginia said...

Fabulous, all fabulous. MORE!!!
V

Small City Scenes said...

What a neat site to visit. Super sculptures. I do like the ist sculpture--well the last one too---I like the face on the first. MB

Jacob said...

Never heard of the sculptor or the place which means nothing except that I'm more ignorant than I thought. Thanks a lot! ;-)

Hope you didn't have to sleep on that cold, hard floor though with nude women shooting arrows over your head! Sheesh!

Is this where Cornish Hens come from? Or maybe they come from Iowa...lots of corn, there!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The photos are lovely. A very beautiful place indeed. The first is a place where you could rest and gather your thought. I love the lady archer.

Paula said...

Ah, the sublime! That's something to keep in mind should I ever get up that way.

Sara said...

Wish I would have known you were going to st. gaudins - I live not far - it would have been great fun to meet up with you and say hi.