Thursday, 29 July 2010

Luthier rue du Général Leclerc


There are still several instrument makers in Versailles, this one is on Général Leclerc street. Closed on Sundays of course but I actually liked the contrast between the promise within the wood -J. Brahms for me please- and the undulating iron.
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Il y a encore plusieurs luthiers à Versailles, celui-ci se trouve rue du Général Leclerc. Evidemment, le dimanche c'est fermé mais j'ai beaucoup aimé le contraste entre la promesse du bois -du Brahms pour moi svp-, et l'ondulation du rideau de fer.

22 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

There's always a certain appeal to what we cannot reach...

Jacob said...

I think luthiers are dying out...we have a few. In fact, I saw one at the last Arts and Craft Show here...guitars, mostly, but very nice.

People who can do this kind of work have my deepest respect.

Tracy said...

Wow, I like it, too. You have a good eye!

Olivier said...

voila un superbe metier, j'adorerais faire ça, ce contact avec les instruments, cet amour de la musique

bfarr said...

I'm not much for classical music, but I like the contrast of the rich woods and the gating.

brattcat said...

wonderful music to accompany these images.

Woody said...

Great idea for photos! The instruments are beautiful in the first and I love how you used the grate to frame the second. BTW, most excellent choice for background music. I grew up on rock, but I also love Jazz and Classical.

BaysideLife said...

Beautiful instruments. Beautiful music.

Halcyon said...

Super photo ! J'aime bien ton point de vue avec la grille.

Bob Crowe said...

The metal grill reflects the shape of the instruments. I remember my father and I going to an instrument dealer on 57th Street in NYC to buy my student violin when I was 10 or 11. I still have it.

Virginia said...

I"m so curious. I always feel so very safe on the streets of Paris but all the stores large and small have this grid on the windows. I'm puzzled why they feel the need for that.
V

T. Becque said...

I like the metal shapes of the fence against the wood of the instruments. And I like your new music too :)

Dina said...

Wonderful photos of a fascinating profession .

Malyss said...

Tu dis "contraste", moi je trouve qu'il y a un rappel de formes entre le rideau de fer et les courbes des violons. Il y en un près de chez moi. Métier magique et précieux, et malheureusement en voie de disparition..

Un regard offert said...

Triste de voir ces instruments derrière les barreaux !

VP said...

You got the best from the contrast in this image: the beautiful wood instruments and the pattern of the steel shutter.

Cergie said...

Un luthier qui a pignon sur rue. J'ai revu le beaufrère de ma belle soeur cet été il a fait l'école de Mirecourt et il a toujours galéré pour faire et surtout vendre ses violons quoique cela lui fasse de la peine de s'en séparer, aussi tient-il une chambre d'hôte parallélement près de Montpellier. Il fait ses confiottes aussi du coup et il a l'air heureux, il écrit du slam et je le publierai une fois maybe s'il veut bien sur Cergipontin.

(On parle d'instrument en forme d'esse et les crocs de boucherie sont des esses)

Louis la Vache said...

Fascinating photo, Ciel - It is as if the gate is literally as well as metaphorically keeping us from the music.

B SQUARED said...

I wonder how long these artists will be around.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely music. Beautiful wood on the instruments.
Behind bars seems so sad. MB

EG Wow said...

I like the first shot with its hint of mystery. It took me a while to see the instruments behind the metal.

Loree said...

I love the patina of the wood in the first photo. Beautiful instruments.