Michel de Montaigne
Paris is my favourite place in the world. On a literary-inspired ramble through the city in November 2008, I came upon this sculpture near La Sorbonne in the rue des Ecoles. It depicts Michel Montaigne (1533-1592), well-known as introducing the essay style of writing. Read more about him here: What made Michel de Montaigne the first modern man?
Photo by Desanka Vukelich.