Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Avenue Gabriel


Could that look more Parisian to you?!The Avenue Gabriel is one of the most prestigious streets in Paris (it's a parallel street to the Champs Elysées and it takes you to, precisely, l'Elysée, the house of the President of the French Republic!) and it was named after Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the architect that created the Place de la Concorde. The street plaque is also very typical of Paris; all of them are provided by the Paris town hall and they are made of enamel on a metal sheet. The street numbers are also made of the same material but they are only provided once by the Paris town hall (when a new building is erected). After they have to be provided by the building manager, which explains why some of them are different.

8 comments:

  1. Ah yes, waited for the 52 bus there many a time!

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  2. Do you have such a clear weather in Paris at the moment?!

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  3. I took photos of that street name because of the name.... I love GABRIEL and it has a special connotation at this time of the year...
    Love the facts you gave us - thanks a lot, didn't know THAT bit!
    Bonne semaine du 3e Avent.

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  4. the blue Paris sky never fails to amaze me and Eric you picked the perfect name to photograph (Gabriel) for the Christmas season! weather in Paris looks beautiful. Sure do wish our street signs looked as nice as this one.

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  5. But don't try to get too close to the president's palais! I found that out when I wasn't paying attention to where I was.

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  6. I know Alexa, I don't know why the cops don't like that too much!

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  7. Not at all, very charming photo of a beautiful Parisian street, with that blue sky, almost spring-like.

    I used to to lie awake at night wondering about those mismatched numbers. Now thanks to your explanation Eric, I can enjoy a good night's sleep!
    Good night zzzzzz.....

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