A man reads a book while walking through the Jardin des Plantes.
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September 2013 – Fesses of the Month
This month’s featured fanny can be found high on the façade of the Galeries d’Anatomie Comparée et de Paléontologie, viewed from rue Buffon. It is a bronze sculpture, the work of Jules-Félix Coutan. Entitled Chasseurs d’aigles, it depicts three men who are perilously perched on a cliff and are fighting for their lives against an angry eagle. They have already shot its companion in the neck with an arrow and have stolen two of its chicks.
The position of one of the men, twisting and falling backward, gives us the opportunity to admire his handsome fesses. Follow the link below for a close-up view!
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The Royal Garden of Medicinal Plants was founded in Paris 384 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a great scientific institution. But has it forgotten its original vocation? We investigate this possibility in this month’s Paris, Past and Present, a special feature of our newsletter Paris Insights.
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