Thursday, February 09, 2006
Baccarat, place de la Madeleine
On yesterday's post Lucy asked: "I think this is near the famous crystal maker (forget the name) ..." Well yes Lucy, Saint Augustin's church is close to the famous Baccarat crystal maker located 11, place de la Madeleine (8th arrondissement) where I took this photo. Their crystalworks are absolutely stunning. It was King Louis XV who, in 1764, gave Bishop de Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to create a glass works in the village of Baccarat located in Lorraine in eastern France.
PS : Fabrice, from BristolDailyPhoto emailed me to let me know that he he cannot continue his daily posting for he is moving to the US. If anyone in Bristol is interested in taking over his blog, please let me know. I'll pass on the message.