Sunday, November 18, 2012

3rd arrondissement town hall

Like you may know, Paris is divided into 20 districts, called arrondissements. Each of them has its own town hall (on top of the main one called Hotel de Ville). Most of them are real masterpieces for they were built during the 19th century, when Paris was growing and becoming richer and richer...  This one, for instance, is the 3rd arrondissement town hall and it's a real masterpiece. It was built between 1864 and 1867  on the remains of an old lavoir. FYI, 34250 people live in the 3rd arrondissement and it accounts for 1,6% of the total Paris population.


  1. Congratulations!

    A really beautiful picture and a overwhelmingly wonderful illumination of the building!

    Yes, I do love many buildings constructed in Paris in the last decades (like this) and other buildings of the beggining of 20th century.

    Practically, I'm a "lover of France" and I hope visiting that country some day.

    Greetings from the smallest country of Central America ;)

  2. Nice photo. I have an idea. Let's call Paris the City of Light.

  3. I've made some mistakes in my last comment.

    One of them was mentioning "a over..." instead of "an over..." haha

    And I forgot to complete one phrase. I wanted to mention that I admire the buildings of the last part of the XIX century in Paris, but I want to say that is interesting the new arquitecture in the city and in surroundings, too.

    For instance, La Défense.

  4. Night, light and shadows bring out the architectural details that cannot be seen during daylight. Splendid!

  5. Haha, Jack!

    Very nice, Eric. I don't believe I've seen a picture of this before, nor did I know about lavoirs. Thanks for the lessons!