Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Posing in Place Massena - Nice


One bare-chested man greets another in Place Massena, the square at the heart of the city of Nice....


Built in 1832 it is named after a local military commander and provides one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city....


It is also home to both local landmark the famous fountain with its striking sculptures, as well as the seven seated buddhas by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa...


The seven seated figures represent the seven continents and represent a global dialogue in this installation by Plensa entitled "Conversation a Nice"....


Illuminated beautifully at night, the square and the sculptures take on a whole different mode beneath the moonlight....


Nice is home to a wealth of outdoor art and sculpture on public display - this square is just the start!

3 comments:

Malyss said...

Your first shot is really a good catch at the right moment!
I can't never have enough of the "Conversation", I'm in love with those statues! :o)

Catherine said...

Yes he is a really interesting artist to watch out for....

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

a lovely selection showing different aspects of people watching