Friday, February 26, 2010
Here is a type of house that is pretty common in the Paris area (more in the suburbs than inside Paris in general, for there are mostly apartment buildings in Paris and few houses). It's called a Maison Meulière (Meulière house) after the type of rock that was used to build them. I photographed this one in the 15th arrondissement, avenue Félix Faure. It is actually a foundation, created by Maria Chauvière (the mother of Claude Chauvière who became the personal secretary of Colette) and who dedicated it to children. It is now a child day care center.