Monday, January 19, 2015

Passage du Bourg l'Abbé


Passage du Bourg l'Abbé


Built in 1828 by Auguste Lusson, 
it ran between the Passage du Grand Cerf and Passage de l'Ancre.
 Although the passage itself is only a shadow of its former grandeur, 
it is in the process of renovation.

  
The passage opening seen here is the work of Henri Blondel 
who was also the architect of Bourse de commerce.  
The two figures (caryatids) flanking the entrance 
were carved by Aimé Millet and are allegories of Industry and Commerce.



Passage du Bourg l'Abbé
3, rue de Palestro
75002, Paris
 
 

11 comments:

Joe said...

I hope the renovations do it justice Genie.

Jeanmi said...

Les passages parisiens sont toujours un peu secrets, ils se méritent, il faut souvent les chercher...

Revrunner said...

Grand old entrance.

Alain said...

Avec une visite de classe et l'accompagnateur avec son sac à dos.

Aimeecakes said...

This beautiful arch is prefect for a black and white photo - lovely

Birdman said...

In black and white the archway looks quite dated. Good choice.

William Kendall said...

Even reduced, it's beautiful.

Danar O said...

Information is very good and the image great , this is one of the best art classes I've enjoyed. Black and white says: "This beauty is for valuing, respecting and preserving". Thanks Genie, this a Grand Door to our day. d(:-D)

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

Betty Carlson said...

I love Paris's "passages." I have never really sought them out, so they are always such a treat to run into.

Jack said...

Man, no one designs and crafts passages like this any more.