Saturday, October 29, 2005

Palais Royal Reflexion


Close to the Louvre, in the 1st arrondissement, there is a building called Le Palais Royal (King Palace) built between 1632 and 1639 by Le Mercier for Cardinal Richelieu. Parisians - and tourists who just visited Le Louvre - find it very pleasant to walk down the gardens and have a look at the magnificent scenery. Over the last 25 years this place has also been used to show modern art work. First, Les colonnes de Buren, a very controversial piece of art at that time and this steel balls fountain sculpture by Belgian artist Pol Bury who died in Paris September 25, this year.

13 comments:

  1. This is just another PR exercise Eric..hehe
    B&W is cool
    Craggles

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  2. Great shot for a Satursat morning... I want to be there... Well I will just have my coffee here :-/

    ==Alaska

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  3. Saturday !!!! DUH !!! It early here...

    ==Alaska

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  4. Eric progresse dans sa maîtrise de la photo. Un photographe doit se faire oublier, on le voit à peine dans le reflet de la boule.
    Keep on...

    Michel

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  5. Hah! J'ai pris la même il y a deux ans...

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  6. Interesting shot. Palais Royal has a special place in my heart... (I think one of your anonymous readers will know what I'm talking about. Some things are best kept private, sorry about that, other readers.)

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  7. IMHO, the Colonnes de Buren suck.. The Palais Royal was so much better without this junk.

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  8. > Craggles, PR, PR, yeah, well, maybe!
    > Alaska, what's the time difference between Alaska and Paris?
    > Michel, LOL... Well, actually I thought of photoshoping it and then I thought, well only experts will see that! And so you did.
    > Stéphane, at least your "ball" is shinier... But your more visible! Actually there are thousands of versions of this photo on the web! Slightly different, but I love the one of Michel
    >Tomate ! We demand to know the name of this anonymous!!! "Secret is best kept when shared" - Anon.
    > JM, on t'a reconnu!

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  9. "Utilisateur anonyme" is right : this square was much better before Buren. It was a gorgious parking place… I'm not really seduced by the columns though.

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  10. Eric, sorry, you know I can't do that :-) One of these days I might blog about it, who knows.

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