Wednesday, April 8, 2015

La cour de Petit Palais

The courtyard of Petit Palais

The trapezoid shape of Petit Palais forms an open area 
at the center of the building. 
The enclosed area creates a semicircular, peristyle courtyard.  

The elegant courtyard is considered Beaux Arts style 
for the  “symmetrical composition” and “rich decoration in high relief.”
Coupled columns made of pink Vosges granite 
and gilt-bronze garlands encircle the courtyard.

Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum
avenue Winston Churchill
75008, Paris


Joe said...

A palace like this will do me just fine Genie. When shall I take up residence?

Revrunner said...

Glorious garden!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie,

This looks to be a most attractive and elegant space. The classical building together with the exuberant planting creates a splendid partnership.

RedPat said...

What a beautiful space!

Alexa said...

And merci for suggesting we visit this gorgeous place!

William Kendall said...

Very pretty!

Randy said...

So beautiful.