Monday, June 10, 2013

Square Gabriel-Pierné - un banc

Square Gabriel-Pierné
A bench of books

This little pocket of a park just behind Institut de France 
was named for Henri Gabriel-Pierné, 
a French composer, conductor, and organist who died in 1937.

There are some interesting features of this park 
and the bench made of books is my favorite.  
How clever a sculpture for public use 
and I do not even know the artist's name.

(a bench for Malyss)

Square Gavriel-Pierné
75006, Paris


Alain said...

Les amoureux des livres resteront debout.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing bench design, I love this idea!

Tamera said...

That's a cool bench!

Malyss said...

Thank you so much, Genie! Books and benches are two of my favorite things , and to see them together in one single thing is simply wonderful! I have to find this bench next time I'll be in Paris.
I'm away from home but I'll put a link on my blog of benches when I'll be back. Bises!

biebkriebels said...

This is so nice, have never seen something like this before!

Louise said...

Oh wow. I love that bench. I love your photo too Genie- such a beautiful use of black and white. I'm going to have to find this park on my walks.

Daryl said...

oh what a find!

Alexa said...

What Daryl said! They should copy these for Bryant Park (behind the NYPL).

Randy said...

Great idea.

Jeanie said...

Very inventive! Ireally like this!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is tres, tres cool Genie, j'adore this bench, I like that the books are opened out and sitting on..books :)

Paulie said...

Came over from Malyss blog. We both collect photos of benches so it was wonderful to see this unique bench made of books! Thanks for sharing!