Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mona Bismarck American Center - l'escalier



Mona Bismarck American Center


This hôtel particulier was built at the end of the 19th century and remodeled by Stéphane Boudin in the 1950s for Mona Bismarck.  The windows, woodwork, and structural details retain the elegance of its origins.  


Mona Bismarck was a philanthropist, a beautiful, wealthy woman who divided her time among residences in New York, Paris, Palm Beach, and Capri.  Her legacy lives on in this museum just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower with its art exhibitions.  You can even have a party in the ornate premier étage salons with an unobstructed view of the Tower.



Mona Bismarck American Center
34, avenue de New York
75016, Paris 

9 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Beautiful steps...

Revrunner said...

They almost beg to be climbed.

Danar O said...

Movement, light, contrast, rhythm, soft curves, shades of shadows, ¿is it a french perfume trace or written music on iron...? Beyond her presence... her essence...
Beautiful photo.

Birdman said...

Well done in black and white.

William Kendall said...

Quite elegant.

Randy said...

Beautiful railing.

Alexa said...

What an elegant escalier! I'd love to have a party in that space (and I'd definitely invite you, ma chere).

Jack said...

I adore railings like this. In fact, there is a railing photo on my blog today.

Jeanie said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.