Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Wednesday Doorway: la Cour d'assises

Wow! This week I am back to normal and actually posting my doorway on Wednesday instead of Tuesday! This is the entrance of the assize court, where popular juries hear and judge crime cases. Anyone interested in French penal procedure and the definition of crimes can read more about "les assises" here. Those wondering who the person in black is: a barrister or attorney, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are! This is where Jessica Davies was sentenced yesterday to 15 years imprisonment for murder.
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Je fais un gros effort et contrairement à la semaine dernière, je poste ma porte le mercredi au lieu du mardi ! Voici l'entrée de la Cour d'assises des Yvelines. C'est ici qu'hier Jessica Davies a été condamnée à 15 ans de réclusion pour meurtre.

29 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

sorry I haven't followed this newsm don't know who she is. Sometimes justice depends on good your lawyer is.

brattcat said...

This is such an interesting door. I can't quite figure out if there is a second half that is opened out of view of the camera or if one side of the door is that heavy blue wood and the other side glass.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

What a cheerful arch and color for the door of a place for trials! Nice photo.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Rebecca said...

Such a big door...and it's blue!

Jacob said...

Very interesting, Ciel. Are you the kind of attorney that would try a case in this court?

And is that ice on the road or walkway? Looks very slippery and dangerous!

Bob Crowe said...

That's right. We don't have the distinction between barrister and solicitor that the Brits do. Any fool lawyer can go to court and mess up a case. And 15 years for murder? A slap on the wrist by American standards.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Bob is right about the lack of distinction between barristers and solicitors in the USA, although there are a lot of lawyers in the USA who have never seen the inside of a courtroom and who should keep to the office work and stay out of the courtroom.

Is the French word Cour derived from the same root word as coeur?

Chuck Pefley said...

A colorful and cheerful door that belies what lays beyond. Not familiar with the case you mention.

Per Stromsjo said...

Fifteen years, eh? I wonder what kind of doorway she will be looking at...

Gunn White said...

The photo is interesting and very good. It also represent the French flag-colors perhaps?
I know a bit about crime in France, mainly financial crime, since I have read a couple of Eva Joly`s books. Have you heard about her.?
She has become a politician now.... and is back in France after working for the Norwegian government a few years.
Looks very icy outside...

Olivier said...

aucune envie de passer cette porte ;o))

VP said...

I agree with Olivier. You have some dangerous (British) models there...

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: I'm not a bar lawyer, I never wanted to be!

Paulie said...

Love that blue door and beautiful architecture!

Malyss said...

"Sulfureuse séductrice"?!..Bigre, il fallait bien Versailles pour un tel personnage!J'aime bien que tu aies saisi l'arrivée d'une avocate en toge, ça donne du sens à l'endroit.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the blue door--great shade of blue. Perfect for the doorway series. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Je ne veux pas passer par cette porte, même si elle est très belle! ;)
Hugs
Léia

Buck said...

A beautiful door. Can't tell whether I'm attracted to the history of the building or the fact that it's a working building even now.

Cergie said...

Et à quelle peine a donc été condamnée Boucle d'Or pour s'être assise sur la chaise de Bébé Ours, avoir bu toute sa soupe, dormi dans son lit ?
Mais que je suis bête, ce n'était peut-être pas la vraie maison dans la forêt des trois ours en dessous ?
J'aime bien cette porte à moitié ouverte càd à un seul battant d'autant qu'elle est bleue et que j'aime bien les portes bleues...

Gattina said...

Quiete special a blue door for a Cour d'Assises. Our attorneys also were these "ape tails" I mean the (fake) fur decorated scarf, lol !

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I hadn't read about this murder until now,Ciel. How bizarre. I feel sorry for the young man's family.

Sharon

Diane AZ said...

Terrific doorway on the court building and what an interesting and tragic story about Ms Davies and the young man.!

Halcyon said...

Le bleu francais me manque. :) C'est horrible ce que cette femme a fait. On n'etait pas au courant ici. Triste.

Rob and Mandy said...

Mieux vaut voir cette porte de l' exterieur!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Lovely doorway, but I agree, a very tragic story! Thank you for your comment today, how can you not like coral?? Lol :)

Tammie Lee said...

Funny, to me the black walkway in front of the door looks like a river, so one would have to take a boat to and from the entrance. I know it is not.... I like the blue door.

tapirgal said...

This sounds completely crazy. It's probably one of those murders that will live long in history. I haven't followed it. It simply sounds insane.

Is Wednesday Doorways your own invention, or is there a meme for this? It's beautiful, as usual.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great looking door. I'll have to read about Les Assizes as I work in a law school.

Catherine said...

Bien accueillante au premier coup d'oeil la cour d'Assises.
Mais, tu ne nous a pas montré le portique de sécurité à l'intérieur, l'armoire à glace qui filtre les entrées....Ils font partie des "portes" eux aussi !