Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wednesday Doorway: l'hôtel de police, avenue de Paris

Today's doorway is located on the avenue de Paris. It was formerly king Louis the 15th's last mistress Madame Du Barry's home (which I have shown you here) and is now used as police HQ. Photo taken in September.
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C'est dans ce qui fut l'hôtel particulier de la dernière favorite de Louis XV, Madame Du Barry (que je vous montrais ici) que se trouvent les locaux de la police. Photo prise en septembre.

24 comments:

JM said...

Very powerful doorway! Beautiful indeed!

Vogon Poet said...

Quite a doorway, I can only imagine what you have in store for the next Theme Day...

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that's my kind of doorway. Great idea. I've been looking for something special for the cottage! ;)

Natural Moments said...

I think we are about to have a shift again where putting so much detail and love in our work will truly show the quality that eminates from deep inside of us.

BaysideLife said...

Impressive doorway. Wasn't Madame Du Barry lucky.

PERBS said...

Interesting that it became a police station! lol

Allan Alexandre said...

Madame Du Barry est bien garder.

bfarr said...

Impressive doorway. I also read your previous post. Very interesting.

Jacob said...

It reminds me a bit of the police doorway in Paris used in the Pink Panther movies...

Big and beautiful! You may want to post this again for the "Door" theme on Nov. 1?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a gorgeous doorway but also an amazing history of reuses. i can't imagine going through such a beautiful doorway to see a police officer.

akarui said...

Ils sont installes dans un tres beau batiment la police. L'entree est magnifique.

Becky said...

I've been gone a while, friend! Sorry about that. Thanks for stopping by my blog occasionally. Interesting that they've turned it into a police building. It's beautiful for sure!

Lee Spangler said...

The doorway and arch are exhilirating. If you think my picture was a book cover, then any of yours should be used in a travel guide of your wonderful city.

cieldequimper said...

@VP: ummmm, let's say it's slightly grander!

cieldequimper said...

@ Per: I imagine you'll have to add a floor... or two! ;-)

@ Jacob: nope, I've got something better lined up!

Olivier said...

après ton braquage de la banque de France, tu t'es retrouvé à l'hôtel de police, on peut pas réussir a tout les coups ;o)

Rob said...

En voila une porte qu'il vaut sans doute mieux contempler de l'exterieur que de l'interieur.
Ils faisaient vraiment dans le grandiose, a l'epoque!!!

Neva said...

It is a lovely doorway....I imagine you had a hard time picking which lovely doorway to shoot as I remember in France there sure are a lot of lovely doors!

Halcyon said...

Encore une belle porte. J’en suis sure qu’il ne manque pas a Versailles.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A beautiful doorway. It's always heartwarming to see how Europeans recycle their interesting buildings instead of tearing them down to make way for the new, as North Americans tend to do.

Catherine said...

De bien beaux locaux ! Cela impose tout de suite le respect des forces de l'ordre....Sourire

Cezar and Léia said...

Belle photographie, il s'agit d'un service de police est très chic!Cette porte est jolie!
Léia

Clueless in Boston said...

Very impressive doorway, but the little alumnium sidedoor spoils the effect of all that grandeur. Nice find.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

What a beautiful photograph, Ciel!!! Oh, I love this.

Sharon