There is a ray of light for Parisians who, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: the famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors.
Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin sculptures, remains closed, visitors are now able to enter the sculpture-filled surrounding gardens that overlooked the gold dome of Les Invalides monument. They had been shuttered since November and reopened Saturday.
Now, the pink viburnum is in bloom, and forsythia buds poke out between the bronze forms.
Some of Rodin’s most famous sculptures like The Thinker, a towering contemplative bronze, can be seen there amid the greenery. Hidden in the thickets amid the strolling public, Orpheus tunes his lyre.
Tickets for the Musee Rodin at 77 rue de Varenne in Paris are six euros (about US$7.25).-AP