Thursday, February 21, 2013

Boulevard Haussmann - l'architecture


La grande porte


This grand entrance can be seen from a block away with its imposing doors, ornate carvings, and grill-work.  The courtyard drive entrance could have been a film set and I expected to see a large black car exiting past those archway columns.  It reminded me a bit of the scene in les Intouchables in which a car was parked in the "no parking" zone, blocking the entrance.  Omar Sy should appear at any moment.



Paris architecture
134, boulevard Haussmann
75008, Paris


16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a grand door indeed, Genie! Wonderful capture for the day as always! Hope your week is going well!
Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)

Pierre

martinealison said...

Ce genre d'entrée me plaît énormément...
gros bisous

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Such grandeur in the form of stone carving and ironwork. We love it all!

Joe said...

Such a magnificent entrance Genie. How wonderful it would be to walk through that doorway each day.

Jack said...

It is spectacular, Genie. Can you imagine coming home to that every day? I can.

Mary said...

How elegant! Beautiful photo, Genie. Just beautiful!

Paulita said...

Very imposing. Wish I were walking past right now, on my way to a cafe!

Daryl said...

beautiful facade

JoeinVegas said...

Lovely, with the face looking down

Starman said...

Nice.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Genie, what a beautiful sight for the eyes.. I love the carving and ironwork.

Bibi said...

I know exactly the scene you mean. And yes, this architecture always blows me away.

Alexa said...

If I lived here, I'd probably feel like I couldn't walk through that doorway unless I were dressed to the nines! (But small price to pay, eh?)

Randy said...

I like all of the details.

beatrice De said...

Il fallait imposer le statut social, en imposer, quoi !

J'adore l'architecture. peut-être étais-je l'architecte de la grande pyramide dans une vie intérieure, j'ai eu une tel émotion en la voyant ! Pas celle du Louvre, celle de Kéops !
Trêve de plaisanterie, il y a longtemps j'étais allée à la recherche des *bâtiments* art nouveau à Paris. Il y en a, malgré tout pas mal. Je n'avais fait que ça lors de cette escapade.
Bon Week-end !