Monday, April 23, 2012

Trading meat...


In the rue des Hospitalières-Saint-Gervais there is a superb building that used to be a trading place for meat (it was called le pavillon de la boucherie). That is why there are two ox heads on each side of the entrance door - made by sculptor Edme Gaulle. Incidentally, on one side of the building, there is also a brand new Nike shop, decorated with fancy lights - the ones you can see in the background of this photo. FYI, this building is now a school.

17 comments:

  1. Great little architectural details. But now j'ai faim.

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  2. Something about children going to school in an old meat market is creepy.

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  3. After all the years I am following you here, it still amazes me how you can collect such a 'wide'range of different photo's... and tell us all about them.
    It's great to walk pass it when I'm in Paris and remember what you told us about it.
    Merci again!

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  4. Yeah, Nikita, that is the effect PDP has on me!

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  5. The Blues, Greys, Greens and Yellows are fantastic in this photo

    Dermo

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  6. That's great Eric, because I have a 'Paris bovine top ten' in mind and I'm looking for examples around the city. Is an ox a bovine though? We used to have oxtail soup when I was a kid, and I never put two and two together then but now it seems a bit gross. Like tongue. Eurgh!

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  7. Upon first glance, I said, yeah, an animal. But then, upon a closer look -- there is something about that animal that looks very human.

    I love the shot -- maybe it's the
    plant -- it breathes life into the sculpture. Almost as if the animal is munching on the plant.

    BTW, what type of animal is that?

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  8. so much history so concisely related and an excellent image to round it out.

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  9. I'm suddenly craving a steak.........

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  10. By coincidence, Mai and passed this very spot yesterday and again today.
    I was raining heavily both times. It has rained a lot, but who cares, we are in Paris and we were able to meet up with Eric ,Michael and Thib!

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  11. Should have read Mai and I! I'm not so smart at typing on smartphones.

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  12. Love the juxtaposition of old and new (also old and young, I suppose). Nice!

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  13. @Jeff "But now j'ai faim." LOL!

    @Michael "Something about children going to school in an old meat market is creepy." Pfffffffff!

    @NikitaDeBeau and @PHX "After all the years I am following you here, it still amazes me how you can collect such a 'wide'range of different photo's.." I agree! I'm amazed too ;-) But frankly, sometimes I feel like I have photographed everything in Paris LOL

    @Dermo "The Blues, Greys, Greens and Yellows are fantastic in this photo" Merci ;-)

    @Sab. I have the feeling I've forgotten about you and a certain competition. I'll look into it tomorrow.

    @Lois. It's a stunning sculpture, really (actually there are two of them). They are fascinating. What animal?

    @Drummond "I was raining heavily both times. It has rained a lot, but who cares..." I care!!! LOL

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  14. @Eric
    And still you give us enough mixture of new 'items' and 'allready posted before'ones .
    Don't forget, we (I might not post daily, but I AM visiting daily) also love the things you've shown us more then once.
    We just can't get enough of Paris, so keep on goiong please!!

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  15. I think the ox head is magnificent. Very good that it welcomes students now instead of slaughterers!

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