Saturday, October 16, 2010

Petit Palais


The Petit Palais was built in 1900 and is the site of the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts. Seen here is an octi-circular courtyard and garden and its ionic columns. It has a remarkable collection of paintings and sculptures.



Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill

16 comments:

hollyb said...

Love the golden winged statues and that someone wanted to decorate/embellish the inside view as well at that from the street.

Paris Paul said...

I spent a wonderful weekend there one afternoon a few years ago. Thanks for the memory!

Luz said...

Amo con toda mi alma París muy pronto visitare por primera vez!!!
saludos voy a segir su hermoso blog! con su permiso

Virginia said...

Oh I loved my visit here in 2008. We saw a wonderful photography exhibit.
V

Alexa said...

No one does it quite the way the French do! And I love the way you framed this shot, Genie.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Very ornate with those golden statues.

"All things French" said...

A lovely elegant Parisian building, beautifully framed between the columns. It's called Le Petit Palais but to me it appears very Grand!!
~Dianne~

M said...

Adding this to "the list"!! How I wish I had been able to see this in my prior visits. Definitely will not miss it again. Beautifully framed shot -- love the statues and columns.

Shell Sherree said...

Yes, a gorgeous shot, Genie ~ and I still marvel over the bright gold of such statues!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

It is incredible! How peaceful it looks, and elegant among the untame garden. Thank you Genie

Harriet said...

"M" may want to know that one can have lunch at Le Petit Palais. It's really a beautiful building, inside and out. Really like this photo.

Karena said...

Genie, I would love to visit the museum! I can only imagine the fabulous art and the architecture is divine!

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Randy said...

That looks amazing! It would be wonderful to see their collection.

Rob-bear said...

C'est très bien.

Starman said...

Le Petit Palais is one of my favorites. The building alone is worth the visit.

James said...

I never seem to make it to this place. Thanks for the reminder and the nice photo. :)