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Sculpture Saturday: Orlando Furioso in Montpelier

Linked to Mind Over Memory who hosts this challenge.

Oblivious to the suffering bronze figure carrying a horse, people sit at tables in the place de l’Europe, awaiting service in the sun. What days those were, what blissful days!

Inspired by a sixteenth-century Italian poem depicting the Fenosa, this bronze statue of Orlando Furioso is that of a man wearing a dead horse on his back, supposed to signify man’s strength in the face of adversity. 

Linked to Montpelier

Linked to Montpelier (Antigone)