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Quickie at The Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell, Zurich

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren’t you glad? I am – another 30 MB put to good use and now banished from my hard drive.

To celebrate further, below are a few more shots of Rodin’s works taken either at the Rodin Garden and Museum in Paris or at the Kunsthaus Zurich. Unfortunately I don’t have a scan handy of my first Rodin, his Thinker that sits in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art, which has always been among my favorite spots in my old northeast Ohio stomping grounds.

Jardin Rodin

Rodin's Gates of Hell, Zurich

There’s a Rodin baker’s dozen on my Flickr stream here.

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  • We visited the Musée Rodin in Paris in the spring and loved it! Your photos are great – The Thinker was being cleaned when we were there and was surrounded by scaffolding which prevented me from getting a good shot – I wish I would have thought of taking a close up of him like you did in that last photo.

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