Thursday, February 09, 2006

Baccarat, place de la Madeleine


On yesterday's post Lucy asked: "I think this is near the famous crystal maker (forget the name) ..." Well yes Lucy, Saint Augustin's church is close to the famous Baccarat crystal maker located 11, place de la Madeleine (8th arrondissement) where I took this photo. Their crystalworks are absolutely stunning. It was King Louis XV who, in 1764, gave Bishop de Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to create a glass works in the village of Baccarat located in Lorraine in eastern France.

PS : Fabrice, from BristolDailyPhoto emailed me to let me know that he he cannot continue his daily posting for he is moving to the US. If anyone in Bristol is interested in taking over his blog, please let me know. I'll pass on the message.

14 comments:

  1. What does Baccarat have to do with lace?! I don't get it.

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  2. I've seen this window display buzzgirl. I'm not sure, but I think they are making a connection between the fine-ness (is that a word) of lace and their crystal. It really is a beautiful window Eric. Glad you got it on film.

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  3. Lorsque je travaillais à Paris, je remarquais chaque année en prenant le bus 24 qui passe devant chez Baccarat, qu'à chaque Saint-Valentin, Baccarat montrait en vitrine de magnifiques coeurs en verre de différentes couleurs accrochés à un ruban. Nous approchons de cette date... y a t'il encore ces coeurs en vitrine cette année, Eric ?

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  4. Y a-t-il encore des cœurs à p(r)endre ?

    (sorry, this came out in French and I'm afraid this easy joke is un-translatable)

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  5. Thanks Eric for this post ! Baccarat is my birthplace ;-) My parents work for the Company and I worked for 4 summers in the Store, my first " summer jobs" ...

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  6. Dear Eric , I'm very sorry for Bristol Daily Photo but I'm sure that it will be something good 4 fabrice.
    However , just 2 thank him, 4 his work till now I've added his personal photo blog in a new section link in my blog.
    Ciao
    JOE

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  7. Thank you for posting this Eric!!! What a surprise! It was exactly the store I was thinking about. You're so sweet. A TRUE blogger.

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  9. Hey Eric,

    Thanks to your inspiration I submitted my Brighton photo from today to the BBC and guess what - they published it....thanks mate.

    Just click on the link below.


    Dean Harvey

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  10. Eric - I think I could window shop with you forever

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  11. Wow - Eric takes requests. Now, about that little English pub I used to hang out someplace in Paris...

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  12. Hi guys!
    Nice to meet you all. Just wanted to say hello!




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