Sunday, 12 December 2010

L'hôtel de ville et la patinoire décorés


The town hall and the ice rink in front of it are decorated for Christmas! Photos taken Saturday week ago.
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Photos prises il y a une semaine.

21 comments:

Woody said...

I saw "liberte egalite fraternite" on the building, I was not aware it is the French national motto.

I like the Christmas balls around the rink. There's a pretty cool reflection in both the light blue balls in the top photo.

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be living where something alike is possible !

Please have you all a wonderful Sunday.

daily athens

brattcat said...

Stately and beautiful.

tapirgal said...

Are there often ice rinks in front? This looks like a "mini" (OK, not so mini) version of the HdV in Paris. Both are lovely and get your attention!

Jacob said...

That is what a town hall should look like! Beautiful structure - so imposing and majestic!

And so nice to have a town ice rink right there.

Up until last year the Ocala city fathers put up an indoor ice rink (tented) which was great fun for the kids...but, I think budget cuts did that in! Too bad.

Jack said...

Beautiful, Ciel. An imposing building.

Dina said...

Beautiful, and patriotic too.

Louis la Vache said...

Comme l'hôtel de ville à Paris.

;-D

cieldequimper said...

@ all: @ all: ice-rink only during the festive season. Follow the link for last year's photos of the ice-rink.

T. Becque said...

I don't know how to ice skate but I've always wanted to learn and that looks like the perfect setting to do so!

Kaori said...

I'm just jealous you have a ice rink in front of city hall! I'd be there every day ;-)

Malyss said...

Dis donc, ce noël sera patriotique ou ne sera pas!peut-être un peu plus de guirlandes et un peu moins de drapeaux auraient été plus christmassy..

VP said...

I remember this, it's nice with the snow. How about the floral clock?

Cezar and Léia said...

An ice rink, that's something we still gotta try! Must be fun!
God bless you!
Cezar

Olivier said...

ca devient de plus en plus a la mode des patinoires devant les mairies, a Evry ils ont resolus le problemes, la place est completement glacée alors ca coute moins cher qu'une vrai patinoire ;)

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: last time I saw the floral clock it was all engulfed in white! ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

So that is town hall, eh. Very nice.
I love to ice skate although I haven't for years. I don't even know what happened to my skates. But I was in my element. I can feel the festivities.
I am better. MB

BaysideLife said...

When I lived in Rhode Island, the Providence City Hall, a Second Empire Baroque style building, also had an ice rink nearby. Not in front, just a little to the right of the building, but it was always crowded, especially at Christmas when the decorations and lights drew you in.

Link: http://www.shopdowncity.com/news/?cat=13

Birdman said...

So nice. I want to go for a skate there.

Catherine said...

Des patinoires pour les administrés, et les voitures elles patinent aussi à l'occasion....mais ça, c'est pas voulu....ou du moins pas maîtrisé.

Becky said...

A public outdoor ice rink! How fun! I've always wanted to live in a town with one.