Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Wednesday Doorway: la ludothèque de Montbauron

Today's doorway, admittedly shyly hiding a little behind a tree, is the Montbauron 'ludothèque', i.e. like a public library only lending games for children rather than books.
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La porte de la ludothèque, timide, se cache un peu derrière l'arbre !

32 comments:

lizziviggi said...

What a fun idea-- a game library! My girls would undoubtedly be frequent visitors. I'd love to sit on those stone steps in the shade of that amazingly frilly tree!

Jacob said...

First of all, I like this photo a lot...it's so well composed, and even if the door is partially hidden one can still see it is impressive.

I've not heard of such a library, but I think that's rather cool. I would imagine this includes video games...

T. Becque said...

This is a good idea! And what a tree, I like that the door is partially hidden.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very graceful stariway leading up to the double doors.

Allan Alexandre said...

peut-être timide , mais au combien autour de belle verdure.

brattcat said...

This image and the concept behind the library makes me smile. Thank you for showing us so beautifully and telling us about it.

Bob Crowe said...

That's a wonderful idea - never heard of such a thing in the US. Except that now you can rent (not borrow) all the violent computer games you please.

bfarr said...

What a nice idea. I hope they are games like scrabble and monopoly.

Olivier said...

elle est superbe cette porte, on dirait qu'elle cache un secret, ce qui donne envie d'aller voir derrière

DaveM said...

Is that where the name for the game Ludo game from then? That was a favourite game when I was young.

Thérèse said...

Encore une bien belle porte et les ludothèques, j'en garde un excellent souvenir...

Small City Scenes said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmWHAT!??!

cieldequimper said...

Lol MB!

VP said...

A great building and a beautiful façade, even if hidden. The staircase is just perfect for a place like this. We have some 'ludoteca' and they work almost in the same way, but they are anything like this!

Malyss said...

La notre de ludothèque est très moderne, moche, et sans un bel escalier de marbre ..Je préfèrerai que ça soit elle qui se cache plutôt que la tienne!
le concept semble inconnu aux américains?!..

Woody said...

I really look forward to Wednesday doorway because your captures are so fascinating. Beautiful! I like the majestic steps leading to the door as well.

B SQUARED said...

I especially like how you managed to capture the falling leaves.

akarui said...

Une tres belle entree avec cet escalier. Le cadrage avec l'arbre est sympa, on aimerait assez habiter la...

BaysideLife said...

Great details on this building, but I really like the sweeping staircase pulling you up to the doorway.

Never heard of a 'ludotheque' before, but it's a great idea.

James said...

I like the stairway too. The tree is also a wonderful part of the picture. Great shot.

JM said...

Beautiful staircase and railings! Do you know what tree is that? The foliage looks great.

Halcyon said...

I love that tree! It's so green. And a nice doorway too!

tapirgal said...

Beautiful - I like it with the tree in front. I was totally surprised by the use of the building - it looks so historic and non-electronic. Lending games makes sense, but I hope they also learn the joy of reading. I've had fun with both.

cieldequimper said...

@ all: as a rule, they actually don't lend electronic or video games! Traditional children's games like Playmobil for instance. You know, the huge, huge, immense castle that's too big and expensive?! You can borrow it here. They also lend to creches and schools.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful location. The picture of the residence in Porchefontaine (I know, I'm late...) is also impressive!
God bless you!
Cezar

Catherine said...

Oui ! J'vois bien, elle cache ses yeux derrière sa frange.
Mais c'est pour mieux lire, mon enfant !

gogouci said...

What a wonderful idea. I think I'll try to incorporate something like that in my community. Looks like that doorway is playing a bit of the hide and seek game itself.

Cergie said...

En guise de ludothèque c'est un sex-shop oui, ou une maison à demi-close...

EG Wow said...

LUCKY kids!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is a little late, but he didn't want to miss your always-interesting Wednesday Doorway...

Haddock said...

Love those wide steps.
And what a canopy of leaves.

Dina said...

Such an inviting entrance. Love the idea of a ludotheque.