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This is a view of a part of the Louvre where architect I.M. Pei (born April 26, 1917) and his project team have (re) created a beautifully designed sculpture garden, Jardin du Carrousel. Since 1964, the Carrousel garden has been decorated with twenty statues by the French sculptor Aristide Maillol (December 8, 1861 – September 27, 1944 French Catalan sculptor and painter.) This part of the Louvre situated in between Napoleon court and the Tuileries Garden is almost always well celebrated with hedges, trees and the sculptures. I used to like this rather quiet part of the garden. Beginning in the springtime, all the way through the summer and the autumn season, the garden always displays a harmoniously balanced fusion of natural elements and man made objects. However in December, when the last leaf falls from a tree, we suddenly become aware of the exposed tree branches and the green bronze statues. In December when the winter season comes knocking at our door, all the living elements as well as man-made objects come to a period of rest, until the next arrival of the spring. It is also a very beautiful way to realize the passing of time, for all the elements living and non-living, it is now a time to rest.

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