Thursday, 17 March 2011

Courbe

Both the statues of André Le Nôtre and Jules Hardouin-Mansart (posted the day before yesterday) stand on a round place between Avenue of the United States and Avenue de Saint-Cloud, a curvy detail of which I am showing you today.
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Les statues d'André Le Nôtre et Jules Hardouin-Mansart (postée avant-hier) s'élèvent sur une place entre l'Avenue des Etats-Unis et l'avenue de Saint-Cloud, dont voici un détail.

30 comments:

Birdman said...

What a curve and colors.

Becky said...

I LOVE these curved buildings. Bath and London, England, have some, as well, and I'm sure other places in Europe do, too. America does NOT and I think we're missing out on some beautiful architecture as a result.

brattcat said...

I agree with Becky. We stayed with dear friends in London once and their flat looked over a curve of homes like this. So beautiful, so graceful.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

You mean to say those buildings actually curve around with the road? Holy ... Beautiful photograph of gorgeous buildings.

I guess it's a good thing if you came home late a little tipsy and couldn't walk a straight line anyway... :-)

Yes, everything is just fine. A checkup was all. Thanks for asking!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful framing of the buildings ...

ρομπερτ said...

How beautiful a sight indeed.

Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The curve of these buildings is intruiging and quite unusual... What a beautiful street!

G

Paulie said...

Great curve! Am a bit prejudiced here. . . Beautiful architecture.

Bob Crowe said...

This design is such grand architecture. The Royal Crescent in Bath, England, may be the best example. I can't think of anything like it in the US.

Jack said...

Hi, Ciel. Very nice picture. The thing that strikes me about these buildings is that each one has the floors and windows at a different level.

EG Wow said...

I like very much the gentle curve of these buildings. Very attractive.

Alain Alexandre said...

les lignes des immeuble très créative en pierre de versailles.

Day4plus said...

Wonderful shot. I love the curve. MB

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Truly unique and lovely! Great photo composition.

Olivier said...

il y a une belle tonalité sur ta photo, comme un léger hdr, tu as fait un post-traitemet ? (hors recadrage)

Bergson said...

un renforcement qui lui va bien

Woody said...

I think that curved or angled building fronts are cool.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Hi Ciel...re your comment on Florida Fotos (the Hilton)...these folks were mostly business people - grabbing a bit to eat while on the phone, working with their laptops, etc. All very brisk and busy!

It was depressing to this old, retired guy!

VP said...

Curved façades are always more interesting and a better subject for photographs.

Diane said...

How gorgeous. I loved peeping in through the windows of these places when it was dusk and they had their lights on. I am so nosey.

Malyss said...

ça fait penser à certains quartiers de Londres..Et dans la même courbe, tous les immeubles sont differents, c'est super!

SRQ said...

Love the curve! What an interesting bit of architecture. The colors, dormers, shutters etc. all make for a wonderful scene.

Small City Scenes said...

BTW: forests here are managed also---replanted---but remember it take years for a tree to grow to use. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the curve and the lovely facades! :)
Léia

Charlotte said...

Hey C,
C'est magnifique! Beautiful houses! Very pretty!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I have not seen anything to equal this in the United States. I never saw a row house until Patty and I had to move to Baltimore, Maryland to finish my Army service.

Magpie said...

I like the curvy detail! Windows, windows everywhere.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful curve!

T. Becque said...

I like that curve and all those windows!

Francisca said...

Regal buildings, and unusual curve. PS to my previous comment, oh, I now see on your sidebar that you too have cold weather with overcast skies... :-) Enjoy your weekend anyway. I'll be on the road to Moldova for the next few days... hope to be able to snap photos on the run (it's a work rip so not much time to linger)... :-)