Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Galerie Véro-Dodat -- un passage couvert



In 1826, two friends, Messieurs Véro and Dodat, opened a covered galerie between Rue du Bouloi and Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  Built in Neoclassical style with a decor that included details of copper and cast iron, along with mirrors and the black and white marble floor, it quickly became the darling of Paris.  At the very end of this covered passage, is the Louboutin boutique I featured a few days ago.


A recent renovation and sprucing holds promise for its future. 
The mirrors, the rich woods, the marble... all were sparkling.


Galerie Véro-Dodat
Rue Jean-Jacques et Rue du Bouloi
Métro Palais Royal
75001 Paris

24 comments:

Palomasea said...

Chere Genie, I love these beautiful "passages"...the ones in my birth city of Odessa are modeled after the Parisian ones. Now that is what a mall should look like :)
Bises,
- Irina

Joe said...

A beautiful arcade wonderfully renovated. It reminds so much of the Royal Arcade in Melbourne.

Andy said...

The perspective of scene made me feel like it was pulling me into it.

Cezar and Léia said...

The floor design is impressive and this picture is beautiful!Awesome capture!
Léia

Bibi said...

I love this passage and yours is one of the better photos I've seen of it.

biebkriebels said...

You must have been there at a very early hour, so empty. Gives us a good look at the pavement and the beautiful sides.

Janey and Co. said...

I hope they save the flooring. My Grandfather owned a shoe store back in the 1950's All that remains is the beautiful old black and white tiles at the entrance. Standing on it always takes me back!

Malyss said...

The secret places of Paris that I like very much!

Louis la Vache said...

Another treasure «Louis» knew about but failed to visit when he lived in Paris...(sigh)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can just imagine all the exclusive boutiques along this 'passage'. Wonderful perspective in this image Genie, there's something very classy about chequered flooring.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I recently did a post on black and white floors. I'm in love with them and this is no exception. Gorgeous!

Virginia said...

And every light working! :) Great perspective.
V

Richard Moisan said...

Superbes perspectives, telles qu'on doit les reproduire dans les cours de dessin. C'est magnifique et excellent trompe l'oeil. On ne joue pas suffisamment, à mon goût, sur ce type d'architecture et décoration!
Bonne journée, Genie! Bisous.

Sylvia K said...

This is an awesome capture, Genie! Your composition is superb! Such a gorgeous place! Definitely the way a mall should look! I love the black and white tile!

Hugs
Sylvia

Alexa said...

J'adore les passages de Paris! So glad to know that this one has been spruced up—and to see how good it looks (love that floor!).

This is Belgium said...

Superbe... Le plus grand bonjour de Paris !

Kris said...

Oh, to be able to visit the shops in this passage. Sigh....

Randy said...

Stunning photograph.

Melissa said...

wow! The photo almost feels like it's moving! It's very mesmerizing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Irina, I am glad to see the restoration of many of these. For others it is too late.

The passage should look very much like it did almost 200 years ago... well, except for the green "pizza" storefront seen at the end of this shot and just across the street. The big red letters PIZZA are a bit of a distraction - hah!

Glad that you liked this and I have a few of the boutiques and other details to post another time.

Bises,
Genie

James said...

Another very cool shot! I don't think I've been through this one. It's a hidden gem.

Jack said...

Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL, Genie! I adore the geometry in this shot.

TheChieftess said...

Wouldn't you love to see a crowd of shoppers here in their fashions from 1826??? Charming!!!

Valerie said...

A splendid capture Genie - the perspective is excellent and the lighting leads the eye beautifully. Arcades offer such a wealth of photographic opportunities. Thanks for sharing yours. Happy weekend.