Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Passage du Caire



Passage du Caire

Compared to the elegant upscale Gallerie Vivianne, this passage of the same era is in deplorable condition.  The structure is mostly intact and if you squint your eyes you can imagine how lovely it must have been in the late 1700s.  It is reportedly the oldest surviving passage in Paris.


I am hopeful for a brighter future for Passage du Caire



Passage du Caire
237-239, rue St. Denis
75002, Paris
Métro Sentier

10 comments:

M said...

Such an interesting glass structure ... So sad that it is in disrepair. I would love to have seen in it in its prime! Did you photograph Regina's cocktail and wedding dresses?

Jeanie said...

How very sad... Paris seems to care for its own -- perhaps that will be in the future here.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Amazing image!I love the geometric structure, very well captured!
Léia

Lisa Graham Art said...

Lovely and elegant lines. Bet the shadows are just as pretty. It's a shame it's deteriorating.

Malyss said...

Very graphic! But it must be hard to take care of such a place..

Alexa said...

I love this passage. It has such great bones.

Jeanne said...

I agree Genie…I hope they can restore this one.

Randy said...

I think it's nice as it is.

Jack said...

Marvelous pattern, Genie. I didn't appreciate that it is in poor shape until I read your comment and began looking more closely.

William Kendall said...

Sad, but there's potential there for restoring.