Day 102: A Walk in The Rodin Sculpture Garden

Today is Day 102 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge!

Rodin Burghers of Calais

Today, my friend Debbi and I decided to walk through the Stanford University campus. As we approached Memorial Court at the entrance to the Main Quad, we were greeted by The Burghers of Calais, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin that are displayed in the Rodin Sculpture Garden.

These bronze sculptures were created by Rodin as a monument to an occurrence during the Hundred Years’ War. In 1347, Calais (an important French port on the English Channel) was under siege by the English.  The Burghers of Calais were influential residents of Calais who volunteered to give their lives in order to save the city and its citizens. Rodin created the memorial as a testament to their bravery and conviction

Debbi took the photo of the sculptures with her iPhone. If you want to learn more about the Burghers of Calais, CLICK HERE to download a terrific lesson with activities – for free!

 

 

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