photography101: weekend one (two)

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 😉

photography101:weekend one


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…

11 thoughts on “photography101: weekend one (two)

    • Thank you for taking a look! There are several statues dotted around the park and many are damaged and uncared for. The thing that attracted me to this one was that it seemed hidden away in a woody hollow off the main tracks. I have photos of other statues so another post will follow…

        • The park itself is formal and in front of the Royal Palace. The strange thing is that the statutes which are dotted around are in poor condition and not maintained well. the statue in this photo was in a woody hollow and it would be easy to walk by and not even know it was there. I am trying to find out more… 🙂

  1. Very cool and original placement of a statue. I like the gallery and the fact that you also took some close-up shots so that we get to see the details. The photos in the gallery all gives us a better feeling of the scene & sculpture – more than what a single photo could have done.

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