Monday, 11 May 2009

L'hôtel de ville


Last Friday I was showing you the war memorial. It stands on the right hand side of Versailles Town Hall where the French army was holding an information and recruiting day on Friday. The French flags on the façade are due to V Day commemorations.
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Vendredi dernier, je vous montrais le monument aux morts qui flanque la mairie que voici, parée de ses drapeaux en l'honneur du 8 mai. Ce même jour, l'armée de terre y tenait "portes ouvertes".

25 comments:

donnie said...

pics are great - this is truly a grand tour

Cezar and Léia said...

FAbulous shot( wonderful palace ) and I guess the beautiful blue flag should be from your Versailles city?
Very interesting post!
Léia

That is the chicken said...

I alwys like seeing national flags flying...these look great against thaqt ornate building.

Jacob said...

Your first photo is superb. The second reminded me of being at the Eiffel Tower as members of the French Army drove up in a truck just like this one and unloaded a bunch of men who took up positions around the Eiffel Tower, relieving the soldiers who had been walking around for hours bored out of their skulls!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is quite an ornate town hall. I guess we should expect no less from Versailles.

Karen said...

Ah, Jacob, I had the same thought. The young men and women in camoflage with large frightening guns at the La Tour Eiffel made an impresson on me when I was there. Should have made me feel safe but they looked so young.
L'Hotel d'ville is lovely and the colorful flags add a delightful touch of color.

Clueless in Boston said...

City Hall is a magnificent looking building. I like the simple bunting of the french colors streaming down the center of the building.

Marie-Noyale said...

Une mairie impressionnante mais le contraire serait etonnant..il s'agit de Versailles!!
UN joli plus avec ces drapeaux.

Frankie / Nick said...

Great place to conduct a recruit ceremony, love the florals in front.

gogouci said...

Very patriotic and beautiful building.

Per Stromsjo said...

There's a lot to be remembered in this very month. Sadly, our schools aren't paying much attention to history. And we all know what they say about the one who doesn't study his history. He will have to relive it.

Olivier said...

elle est belle ta mairie. C'est marrant, à Evry l'armée fait une porte ouverte mais dans le centre commercial....

Bergson said...

et finalement tu as pris un engagement de combien ?

Catherine said...

Versailles en état de siège ! Photo insolite.
Ta mairie a des petits airs de celle de mon arrondissement. Elle est élégante drapée du drapeau tricolore.

Cergie said...

Je ne pense pas que tu te souviennes...
:)
... que lors de la première guerre du golf le camouflage était beige comme le sable du désert...

Hilda said...

Love the architecture of the building! And I hate to say it, but the soldiers really look good too.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Kiev Daily Photo has a photo commemorating WWII vets. Now seeing your post, I'm feeling very patriotic.

Love the contrast of the flag's colors with the stone, and the muted uniforms of the soldiers. So much movement in these still shots!

JM said...

Gorgeous building! Great composition too, I like the colourful foregroud.

B Squared said...

Another fabulous building.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great shots!

m_m said...

Wow! This building is wonderful!

Jackie said...

It's not just the flags - this building really does look very French! Great photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's important to remember the past. Versailles appears to be very good at that!

Leif Hagen said...

Bonjour Madame! Votre photos sont formidables! Merci beaucoup. I'm new to City Daily Photo; I just started Eagan Daily Photo. Warm regards from Minnesota, USA! 'a bientot