Monday, 11 January 2010

Dans le quartier Saint-Louis enneigé


Two more pictures of my walk around Saint-Louis neighbourhood on Saturday. Above, houses of the well square and left, a fruit & veg shop rue Royale, houses of the oats square. The roofs of these houses are typically versaillais, as they were invented by Jules Hardouin-Mansart who gave them their French name: "mansardes".
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Encore deux photos de ma promenade de samedi dans le quartier Saint-Louis. Ci-dessus des maisons du carré au puits et à gauche, un excellent primeur rue Royale, partie du carré à l'avoine. Les toits de ces maisons sont typiquement versaillais, créés par Jules Hardouin-Mansart qui leur donna leur nom, les mansardes...

26 comments:

BaysideLife said...

I just love the top photo. It reminds me of some of the older neighborhoods in Rhode Island. In the late 1800s, stores were often built along the trolley lines and the second floor of the shops were also residents. And many of them had Mansard roofs!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The grocery window looks inviting, but I love the blue and pink of the top photo! Cold above, warm below.

"Mansard" in English obviously must come from "mansardes", otherwise we would call them "Mansart" roofs!

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Leif Hagen said...

I love the architectural style! The top photo is especially nice!

akarui said...

De belles photos sous la neige.
Tres belle association de couleurs complementaires bleu et orange.

Chuck Pefley said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

Bob Crowe said...

This immediately brought a visual memory to mind. I once saw snow in New Orleans. Parts of the French Quarter look something like this and, of course, the cathedral there is dedicated to Saint-Louis. Must be a deep connection here somewhere.

Dina said...

Thanks for adding to my architecture vocabulary.
The flowers and warm light look so inviting.

Olivier said...

tu finis ta promenade sous la neige chez un primeur, pas bête, cela réchauffe. J'espère que tu n'as plus mal aux dents.......

tapirgal said...

It's a charming neighborhood. I just love the colors in the second photobut both are just beautiful. I hope you were bundled up. It looks cold!

Louis la Vache said...

The warmth of the inside of that shop, radiating through the windows is a nice contrast to the obvious cold outside.

VP said...

It looks cold outside. I never thought of the leap from Mansart to "mansardes" (in Italian mansarde)...

Malyss said...

Avec la neige, le quartier prend des petites allures québecoises, je trouve!

Brabourne Farm said...

Looks like the perfect place for a Saturday afternoon stroll - lucky you! Leigh

Cergie said...

Versailles fait tout à fait ville de province au sens sympa du terme. L'encadreur nous manque à Cergy; il est vrai que je peux aller à Pontoise ma voisine...
Elles sont bonnes les crêpes du carré ?

brattcat said...

The roofs and the snow on those roofs add to the enchantment of these images.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the warm inviting glow of the shops when all around looks so cold

Small City Scenes said...

It looks very cold out there but the buildings also look very inviting. Love the 'mansarde' look. MB

Trillian said...

I really like the atmosphere of this street, made very well from your photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Despite all the trouble it causes I really like the nice touch that snow puts on everything! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Haven and Home said...

Oh to be there, that would be nice!

Rambling Round said...

I love the warm glow from inside the businesses.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Charming shots, Ciel.

Halcyon said...

I love these snowy scenes. So quaint and beautiful!

Gunn White said...

It looks so cosy and pretty......

Tash said...

They really brighten up the chilly day. I love the snow on the rooftops - it's how winter should look!

Rebecca said...

I just love the design of the roof and windows on the first shot. It is so interesting and homey looking.