Monsters in the garden

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a Metlink to Sunrise East, an installation by Ugo Rondinone at Jardin des Tuileries. A few days later, I went along for a visit at the park just after sunrise.

Here are the photos that I’ve taken on the rather chilly morning of what I think are rather loveable monsters. And since I don’t know which of these totems are supposed to represent which month of the year, I’m labelling them as hours on the clock, as per their position in the garden, where sun rises on the east (the Louvre side) at 12 and sets on the west (the Place de la Concorde side) at 6. ;-)

Ugo Rondinone at Jardin des Tuileries on an autumnal morning

Ugo Rondinone at Jardin des Tuileries on an autumnal morning

Tilting at 1 o'clock, with cheesy grin at 2

Tilting at 1 o'clock, with cheesy grin at 2

3 has a long face, and 4 gets slopey

3 has a long face, and 4 gets slopey

Oooooo for 5 and 6 overshadows the Obelisk

Oooooo for 5 and 6 overshadows the Obelisk

Happy hour at 7 and grinning for 8

Happy hour at 7 and grinning for 8

Half a wink at 9, and 10 swallowed another monster!

Half a wink at 9, and 10 swallowed another monster!

Toothy at 11 and serene at 12, against the sunrise east

Toothy at 11 and serene at 12, against the sunrise east

You can still see these totems for yourself until 15th November at Jardin des Tuileries. If you figure out which month each represents, do let us know.

Ps: I’m taking a short break on the Metlinks OTW but fret not, Bij is keeping an eye on all things interesting and Paris-related, and will bring the weekly dose of Metlinks to you for the next few weeks. I look forward to reading them :D

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