One of my favourite statues here in Nîmes is the wooden Nemausa by François Godebski (1940–1977) next to the canal of the Jardins de la Fontaine. It’s made of one tree trunk, and resembles a woman, that is the goddes Nemausa, who has plunged through the pavement and is on her way back to the water where she belongs. Well, this is how I see it, at least.
The lady Nemausa had, however, gotten in a bad condition, and now the restauration work has begun. Two men are working on the wooden structure, removing the rotten parts, filling the hollow center with cement (I guess) and otherwise doing a delicate work to get Nemausa back to her… well, not feet, but let’s say, in shape.