Monday, July 02, 2007

Another Thinker


Before I went to San Francisco, I happened to stumble across the little fact that they had their own copy of Rodin's The Thinker. And sure enough, I was lucky enough to be able to find it. It's located in the courtyard of The Legion Of Honor, which is on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. But then, most things in San Francisco are on a hill overlooking one or the other or both. I had previously spotted a version of The Thinker in Cleveland, Ohio. Apparently, there are many castings of the same thing out there, some of which are considered originals since Rodin made them himself.

3 comments:

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Well, what do ya think of that?

Putting The Thinker in different locations allows him to, uh, see things from different angles.

Please accept my humble apologies for my comments....

Lee

Puckwheat said...

We got one here sitting in front of the Detroit Institue of Arts.

http://www.dia.org/the_collection/overview/viewobject.asp?objectid=58666

Not a great picture but you get the idea.

Ernie said...

Sorry, Lee. You're not allowed to have an opinion on this blog. I'm going to have to ban you.

BANNED!!!!

Thanks Puckwheat. I don't know if I'll be able to make it to Detroit anytime soon to see that one.