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"Get your Painting done by Charles Meryon" Top 5 Page for this destination Akaroa Things to Do Tip by Kakapo2

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  A French painter at the Place de la Poste.
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  • A French painter at the Place de la Poste. - Akaroa
      A French painter at the Place de la Poste.
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  • He got the perfect red for my t-shirt... - Akaroa
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Charles Meyron (1821 to 1868) was lieutenant on board the French navel ship “Le Rhin” (The Rhine), and on station in Akaroa from 1843 to 1846. But he was also a well-known artist and an engraver whose later works in Paris reflect the influence of his stay in New Zealand. One of his etchings named “Pointe Dite des Charbonniers” is on display in the Akaroa Museum.

This sculpture is a lovely hommage to this artist which perfectly fits into the French atmosphere of Akaroa. It could not be more French, giving a feeling of Montparnasse ;-)

It is located at the “Place de la Poste”, next to the War Memorial – and you will surely walk past as the public toilets are between Rue Lavaud and the waterfront LOL
Look through the frame and get your portrait Akaroa style – as you can see it on Photo 2 ;-)

At times you might not spot Charles Meryon but only his painting tools. In this case he will not be back after lunch. It happens when he needs some thorougher restauration ;-)

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  • Updated May 29, 2008
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