Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Wednesday Doorway: Le Tribunal de grande instance

This week's doorway is the Tribunal de grande instance or superior court with general jurisdiction for civil matters. The whole building can be seen reflected here.
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Pour voir l'immeuble entier reflété, c'est ici.

23 comments:

Magpie said...

I like the trees reflected in the glass of this building. The door is not one I would want to pass through, though.

Woody said...

I'll admire it from this side of the glass, thank you very much!

Paulie said...

It's a beautiful building with doors to match. The reflection is great!

EG Wow said...

Seems so modern looking compared to the palace. :))

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Do you spend much time here? Courtrooms fascinate and repel me at the same time. Maybe I should have been a lawyer?

Looks like a grande building, too, which is appropriate for the "Tribunal de grande instance," right?

You had some fun and funny comments today! Merci!

Randy said...

Nice reflection!

Jack said...

It is a mondern building and door. We don't see too many on VDP.

ρομπερτ said...

One can only wish that right will continue to live inside this building.
Looks friendly to me.
Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

I like your book idea, but don't short change yourself. I'd be showing the more base side of society probably, and you the more refined. :)

Bob Crowe said...

Hey, the civil courts. I had ours on my downtown St. Louis blog today. I suspect that the trees reflected in the glass are more pleasant than what goes on inside.

Halcyon said...

Les reflets sont hyper joli ! :)

Olivier said...

les couleurs sont très douces et le reflet superbe. On dirait presque une scène d'automne.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a very serious doorway. MB

Dina said...

It's a soft and pretty reflection, even if it is in what you call the ugliest building.

Cergie said...

Grenat bronze et or finallment cet immeuble n'est pas si moche quand on prend la peine de le regarder de près...
J'étais toujours fourrée au tribunal d'instance d'Epinal ou de Pontoise, ce que c'est d'avoir une mère et une fille nées à l'étranger et d'y être née soi-même...

Malyss said...

Retour à mes vertes années..Heureusement que les arbres adoucissent la sévérité des lieux!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Re your comment on dog walking owner: That is a very well-trained owner!

Kaori said...

You're right it's not very pretty...but I like the reflection of the trees :-D

VP said...

I am wary of tribunals of any sort or grade, but this one looks more like the entrance of a department store, and this is intended like a compliment!

Bergson said...

y a une justice la porte est ouverte

Birdman said...

That's quite a BIG building look. Thanks for adding that link.

Doug Hickok said...

I like the modern look, the symmetry, the shinny glass and steel. You framed this shot nicely to give us a hint of the entire building.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

The reflections of the branches of the trees are fascinating to me, just as the the branches of justice are fascinating. When I worked as a court reporter in Tennessee, I remember a sign on one of the columns that said, "when you have the law, you have a friend".