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Back in 1976, along with some fellow students on a trip to London, we took a mold from one of the faces of the sister statue to this one outside the Houses of Parliament. I still have one of the five plaster casts we made...More
If you are visiting Calais,then Rodin’s famous ‘6 Burghers of Calais’is a must see.The sculpture looks imposing and majestic located in front of the Town Hall/Belfry of Calais.
Looks equally good from up close and afar.Great for posing and taking group pics here or solo...More
Just outside The Town Council Room in the Town Hall is a plaque in French and English with a moving account (it would be nice if it were better lighted):
The stained glass windows represent the coats of arms of Calais notables. The painting located...More
Monument of bronze statues outside the townhall in Calais. The same statues are in Victoria Tower Gardens in London. The statues were unveiled in 1889 and tell the story of the siege of Calais by the English in 1346-47 where the town would only be...More
In the grounds of the Town Hall is the Burghers of Calais sculpture which commemorates the siege and capture of Calais by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Auguste Rodin was commissioned to create the sculpture in 1884 and was completed in 1889. The sculpture...More