Friday, 8 October 2010

Weekend Reflections: le Tribunal de grande instance

Versailles city centre's ugliest building (in my humble opinion), the Tribunal de grande instance, first degree civil law court, reflected in a window for James' Weekend Reflections.
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L'immeuble (à mon très humble avis) le plus moche du centre ville, le TGI, reflété dans une vitrine pour les Reflets du Weekend de James.

31 comments:

Jacob said...

Well, ugly though it may be (and I agree with you about its ugliness), but it sure makes for a good reflection shot!

Woody said...

I think it's unanimous; it is pretty ugly. I like the pattern in the reflection and the bonus reflection in the car windows!

brattcat said...

Looks a bit like a radiator.

Bob Crowe said...

Another good reason not to be a lawyer. I've thought about doing a bad architecture series but never got around to it.

Randy said...

Interesting building in that reflection.

T. Becque said...

Oh, you're back and I'm leaving. This makes for a good reflection shot though. We'll meet up again soon!

Small City Scenes said...

That's a building? I thought it was an old railroad car. MB

Per Stromsjo said...

Makes sense. Merely having to visit becomes the beginning of a punishment, at least for those interested in aesthetics.

Kaori said...

Well, I don't know if it's the ugliest...but from what I can see from your other photos, it sure ain't the prettiest :-D

VP said...

We certainly have uglier buildings, always public ones, but this is quite well placed in any list!

Paulie said...

Maybe it was designed this way to stand out from the beautiful buildings?

Malyss said...

Un beau reflet d'une chose laide reste un beau reflet!

Cezar and Léia said...

TGI, I learned another abbreviation today with you.My teacher said French speakers like to do these abbreviations, like QCM( questionnaire à choix multiple) or un SDF.It's cool!!!
The reflection is perfect in your picture, very well captured.Maybe the architecture is simple compares to those classic buildings in Paris, I don't know...
Have a nice weekend!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Oh my! It really is out of place in Versailles.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Yes this is a very different type of architecture for your beautiful area

Halcyon said...

Not the most attractive building for sure. But you got the reflection right!

Louis la Vache said...

It is indeed ugly, and (as B SQUARED wrote) it is out of place in Versailles - but ugly and out of place as it is, it isn't as bad as le centre Pompidou...

Olivier said...

on dirait un radiateur ;o) mais il te donne une bonne idee de photo pour le reflet du jour. Bon Weekend

Sylvia K said...

Yes, it is ugly, but a great reflection and that's what counts today! Hope you have a great weekend, Ciel!

Sylvia

Francisca said...

Rather the ugly duckling reflected there... not sure it's ever turn into a swan, though! :-D

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

À mon avis... you are right but you took it and made a great reflection. I wonder why in Versailles of all places the government would build something out of the character of the ville.

Bon weekend,
Genie

'Tsuki said...

Ah oui, pas terrible, comme bâtiment... Mais cela fait un bien étonnant sujet de refle(c)t(ion)...

James said...

It may be ugly but it makes a great reflection. :) Welcome back!!!

Ann said...

I agree with you. What are those stripes or slabs of vertical concrete?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love the way the titles sound so dignified in French. I agree, it is not an attractive building. It certainly doesn't look "French."

Irene said...

I agree ... It doesn't look very nice, but the reflection does :o)

Sar@h said...

Vous le gardez ? Vous avez bien de la chance ! Le notre ferme à la fin de l'année, il avait pourtant plus d'élégance.

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! Every town has at least one ugly building. :) Cool reflection though!

Evelyn said...

Yeah... not so nice.. Quite stripy and boxy.

michael bird said...

Functional, maybe. And the people inside probably are more productive what with not having to worry about their appearance. Well, maybe not...

Rebecca said...

Hee hee I read the radiator comment and now that it is mentioned, it does look like one.