Sunday, 1 February 2009

Theme day: paths or passages


Passage de la Geôle, dans le quartier des antiquaires. Il doit son nom à ce qu'il fut la promenade des détenus de la prison royale construite ici en 1724. Samson, qui exécuta Louis XVI, y tint office de bourreau jusqu'en 1788.
Passage de la Geôle, in the antiques shops district, formerly the yard of the royal prison, built here in 1724. Samson, who beheaded king Louis the 16th, held the executioner's office here until 1788.

7 comments:

K M F said...

very nice photo

picture to words said...

thanks for adding my blog
i just want to arrange my rooms . refresh and emptying .. hope to be here as soon as possible . love andrea

Clueless in boston said...

Bonjour and welcome to CDPB. Nice shot of a passage with an interesting history. I hope to see much more of your world famous city through your lens!

causeries said...

J'aime beaucoup ... J'ai hâte de découvrir Versailles ...

Kim said...

This is lovely, and the bit of history about the executioner chilling!
I didn't see this on theme day and now realize why. You may not know that there is a bit of code everyone participating in theme day adds to there post. It puts your photo with that theme day's entries on a special portal page which is later archived as a gallery for permanent viewing. You can find how to do this on the CDPB forum (click the CDPB logo on any of our blogs to take you there). Under the Members pull down menu there is a Theme Day category. Click on that and in the menue box that comes up choose the month and year of the next theme day. Our amazing geniuses who created the wonderful portal that brings us all together have provided a bit of HTML code that you can copy and drop into your post. Then your photo will join all the others, and people who visit the other sites will be able to link to yours. Hope to see you on future theme days. They are really fun, and there are amazing creative interpretations people come up with each time. It is the one day each month a lot of us try to visit around as much as possible.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

raf said...

Welcome to the CDPB community! Very nice theme day photo and post to get started. Love the history too. Looking forward to many visits to your Versailles.

Petrea said...

It's a lovely photo and the history is fascinating.