Sunday, 6 December 2015

Le Général de Gaulle

General de Gaulle sculpture Ousmane Sow Versailles
There's a large sculpture of General de Gaulle by Ousmane Sow in the inner courtyard of the Préfecture building!

La sculpture est d'Ousmane Sow et se trouve dans la cour intérieure de la préfecture.

16 comments:

Jack said...

That is a good likeness. He was a physically big man.

Lowell said...

He was a big man in many ways. It's a nice sculpture. Is he one of your heroes?

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That's a great looking statue, I like the setting...

Kate said...

I read it years ago but my husband just finished reading, "While Paris Burned,"--it was a terrible time needing big, confident leaders who took charge.

Lois said...

Nice! I like that lamp hanging on the wall between the windows too.

Bob Crowe said...

When I was growing up de Gaulle was the personification of France, and he didn't seem to care for us very much.

Dave said...

I've read a couple of books lately about the second World War and its interesting that at that time there was in some areas of France scepticism about his role. But his leadership of the Free French Forces and of the country following the end of the war cannot be disputed. An inspirational leader.

Josette T said...

je me souviens que celle des Champs Elysée a été fondue à la fondation Coubertin de Saint Rémy les Chevreuse peut-être que celle ci aussi ?

Revrunner said...

A controversial character, for sure.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is a fine sculpture Ciel in a good location!

Halcyon said...

Wow! He had muscular thighs.

Gunn said...

Nice artistic work put in to the statue of this tall and famous man.

Sharon Anck said...

I do remember him as the leader of France when I was young. It's a very commanding statue.

VP said...

Much better than the one in Paris...

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't realize he was so tall...at least he appears to be in this photo.

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive sculpture of the man.