A second response to the photo101 “weekend homework”
I came across this sculpture in a hollow in the park in the centre of Brussel close to the Palace.
Faded and run down but alluring…
This time some colour in my photos.
Le me know what you think and have a great weekend!
Now time for a glass of wine 😉
After a little digging around on the web I have discovered that the statue is “La Madeleine repentante (1779) de Jérôme Duquesnoy repose dans une grotte artificielle dans le fond du parc.”
The woody hollow itself is a throwback to an ancient valley that predates the construction of the park. In September 1830 Dutch soldiers were trapped and defeated here by revolutionaries. The place was closed to the public throughout the second half of the 19th Century and even today has an eerie and unsettling atmosphere…