October 27, 2017

French Friday: La Fontaine Stravinsky

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« Il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir. » ~ Igor Stravinsky

If you're struggling with ideas for this year's Halloween costume or jack-o-lantern, the curious Stravinsky Fountain in Paris may provide just the right inspiration. Located in the Marais between the Gothic Saint-Merri church and the Centre Pompidou, the fountain includes sculptures by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle depicting Igor Stravinsky's Rites of Spring

Maybe something vibrant and whimsical like L'Oiseau de feu | The Firebird

Or maybe something spooky like La Mort | Death -- very Tim Burton, perfect for Halloween!

Perhaps something musical (La Clef de Sol | Musical Key of G)

Maybe an animal like L'Elephant | The Elephant ...

... or Le Rossignol | The Nightingale

Perhaps a mythical creature like La Sirène | The Mermaid (well, maybe not!)

Regardless of what you choose, have a fun and safe Halloween. Bon week-end!