Monday, November 12, 2012

Henri Sabatier - architecte


280 Rue Saint-Honoré


I walk past this building many times daily when I am in Paris.
What caused me to look up and see the sweet face of a cherub this time?


There was not a date on the building that I could see, and on the other end of this transom was another cherub with his back turned to the street and the notation of the engineering company, "Canal et Schuhl"


(l'anniversaire d'Auguste Rodin)

280 Rue Saint-Honoré
75001, Paris
Métro Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre ou
Métro Pyramides

Today I join Pauita's Dreaming of France meme right here
 

22 comments:

Harriet said...

What a sweet face. Really a great sculpture.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That is a baby face

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How fascinating this is. And now you will always look up when you pass that way!

Joe said...

It is a beautiful sculpture Genie. Historical pieces such as these add to the charm of grand old cities like Paris.

Paulita said...

The sculpture is funny to find here by the architect's name. Can you imagine them planning it? Here’s my Dreaming of France meme if you want to play along.

M said...

I always wonder if they used the face of a relative, loved one or client for their inspiration. This is a sweet face ... Perhaps the sculptor's child?

Daryl said...

we both noticed something 'new' on our walks ... new to us anyway

Peter Olson said...

It's the sign of a good blogger to find things like this one! (Be careful of where you put your feet!) :-)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That cherub looks really strange with a huge thigh and comparatively small torso.

Malyss said...

A beautiful way to leave a track behind..

Kristie Franklin said...

I really like this photo. The cherub has such an innocent and sweet face. :)

marbletowns said...

What a nice discovery !!

Genie said...

What a sweetheart of a cherub. You never know what you are going to find when you look UP! the other genie

Esme said...

this is a sweet face on the cherub.

'Tsuki said...

Nice hommage !

Starman said...

In order to actually see and notice ALL the artistic details on the buildings of France, one would have to walk while continuously looking up. That, of course, would result in some very messy shoes most days.

Louise said...

Lovely photo as ever Genie. I love the details of Paris.

Debs said...

I love your detailed photos. And belated congrats on being invited to join the daily photo community.

Alexa said...

You know I love it when you focus in on the details (as you do SO well).

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you for your comments. This building could do with a cleaning, but the soiled appearance gives a haunting effect... I hope that I have a shot of the other cherub to show another day.

Bises,
Genie

Jack said...

This is the kind of thing that always catches my eye. I don't always post them, but I do see them and take their pictures.

vanessa gonzales said...

The cherub sculpture is exquisite. The fine work is so captivating. The innocence of the cherub is clearly written on its face.
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