Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rue de Courcelles - un lion

Rue de Courcelles

If you are walking in Paris and feel that there are eyes watching you,
just look up and you may meet the gaze of a lion,

or a giant, 
or a horse, 
or a nymph,
or a gargoyle!

They are everywhere you look.  
If you are with children, make a game of finding animals, 
characters, and faces in the architecture with a prize at the end of the day.

Rue de Courcelles
75008, Paris


Kristie Franklin said...

The French do seem to have a lot of different creatures looking down on you! I love the detail on this one. :)

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

Yes, that would be a great game to play with children. What a magical city!
Duncan In Kuantan

Shell Sherree said...

He's beautiful. Details like this never cease to captivate me. Bon weekend, dear Genie.

Alexa said...

Yet another thing to looove about Paris! (I hope you don't come home with a sore neck from looking in all directions -- not that I don't appreciate the results.) Bon rest of the long weekend to you --

Birdman said...

I'm into gargoyles!

Jack said...

I like the lion you found. I have a weakness for taking photos of good carvings.

Starman said...

This guy looks like he's eating a rose.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes you are so right Genie, if you don't look up in Paris you miss way to many treasures. I played that game with Aimee, she's still my 'child' at 28 haha! Happy Sunday.

Randy said...

To me it has a very old world feeling to it.

Joe said...

Magnificent art work from a bygone era.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

bonsoir Genie, j'aime beaucoup tes clichés en noir et blanc, c'est une belle réussite!

Esme said...

I like Paris-any time of the year-Christmas is one of my favourite times.

Mary said...

Wonderful royal-like lion. Love him. And i would want to play that game with or without children present. lol.