Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Les Portes de Parc Monceau

The Gates of Parc Monceau

Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881) was given the job 
of creating the monumental entrances for this quiet park on boulevard de Courcelles
with the imposing gilded wrought iron gates.

The details have been meticulously maintained, 
and reflect the afternoon sun.

Parc de Monceau
35, boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris


Rob-bear said...

C'est très bien. Les portes son magnifiques!

Joe said...

Wow .. do you think Gabriel Davioud would take a commission from me in Melbourne :-)

Revrunner said...

I imagine maintaining these has been a monumental task as well.

Harriet said...

Beautiful! For your readers who pay a visit to the Park de Monceau, they might also want to visit the Musée Jaquemart-André and the Musée Nissim de Camondo which are nearby.

Alexa said...

They are gorgeous. And your shot is beautifully composed, Genie.

William Kendall said...

What a gorgeous gate!

Randy said...

Lovely details.

Danar O said...

Genie, this picture is a true gift of harmony and as usually, another lesson from you about the importance to learn to observe details. Thank you, for bringing them to our eyes and giving us this joy. The rendering of colors is superb!

Danar O said...

The same comment but written with golden capitals for your detailed picture for Easter Day.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Merci, petit ours et bienvenue encore!

Joe, it would be fun to have a copy, but perhaps just a sketch and a photo to remember this wonderful park.

Harriet, you are right! If you walk from Métro St. Philippe de Roule, you can make a stop off at Musée Jaquemart-André (and have an elegant déjeuner) and walk into the park through rue Rembrandt you will have a feel for the magnificent homes surrounding Monceau. In addition to the grand entrance gates seen above, there are four more sets around the park. Great suggestions, Harriet!

Alexa, William, Randy - I wish that we could all take a walk or run around this park.

Danar O, you would love this park. It is brimming with details and surprises.


Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful door indeed!