Sunday, 11 April 2010

Assis perché dans une cour de la rue de la Paroisse

Sitting perched inside a courtyard...

22 comments:

BaysideLife said...

Interesting. He looks a little large for the niche. I'm trying to figure out all the numerals. What am I missing?

brattcat said...

A wonderfully whimsical courtyard.
Ciel, my daughter is coming to speak at a conference in Paris in August. Do you know of an affordable place she could stay for a week?

Woody said...

How funny! Thankfully, there no door directly below him should he fall. I like how the numbers are dropping all around.

Jacob said...

Poor fellow, sitting up there all alone in all kinds of weather! Hope he doesn't fall. There must be a reason for this, but I can't figure out what it would be! ;-)

Gattina said...

I wait until he falls down, lol !

DaveM said...
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DaveM said...

Is there a story behind the statue? Why the bars on the windows, is it a court or something similar. Sorry for all the questions, but its an intriguing place. I deleted the last comment because of typos!!

VP said...

This is great: I usually look around for things like these but are always harder to find.
The decoration above looks like a very nice sundial, but I can see it very well even after enlarging the picture. May I ask this detail for another post?

Malyss said...

J'aime ce genre d'art!C'est impressionnant, ça interpelle, et en plus , c'est beau! Le cadran solaire au-dessus est très coloré, et j'aime bien aussi la parfaite symetrie des deux immeubles jumeaux!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

This does provoke so many questions, Ciel. Such a mysterious exterior.

Sharon

Small City Scenes said...

He certaintly is 'perched'. LOL

Love the flowered tree-lined walkway in the previous post. MB

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What an interesting shot and a unique buliding facade. Well shot.

Darryl and Ruth : )

B SQUARED said...

Most unusual! There must be an interesting story here.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: next time I'm "in town", I'll try to remember!

Tammie said...

I love the splash of blue up high, wonderful and unique.

Kaori said...

He must not be scared of heights :)

Fadenstille said...

Wenn ich mich nicht irre, verstehst, schreibst oder bist du Deutsch,ich bin hier über Umwege gelandet.
Da ich aus der Allier(03) nicht raus komme, habe ich nun die Gelegenheit, bei dir Großstadtzauber zu genießen.
Und das werde ich gleich mal ausgiebig tun.
Liefs Anett

Kim said...

Very intriguing image leaving me with more questions than answers. The figure is charming and puzzling, and I have even more curiosity about the blue sky and suns painting above with the tree and the V and VI numerals scattered about. . . Fun find!
-Kim

Thérèse said...

Bien originale cette facade! Un cadran solaire qui n'en est pas un... on y perd son latin et c'est bien amusant.

Gunn said...

Beautiful details, and I love the BLUE color too.

Laurent said...

My grandparents lived on that street. Thanks for the picture

Catherine said...

Le cadran solaire indique que le bus va passer, il est temps de descendre.
Belle trouvaille !