Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wednesday Doorway: Lycée Jules Ferry

This week's doorway is Jules Ferry high school in Saint-Louis neighbourhood. His laws established free and mandatory education in 1881-1882.
Dans le quartier Saint-Louis.

22 comments:

Olivier said...

combien de lycée Jules Ferry en France ? Heureusement maintenant on cherche des personnages plus modernes, dernièrement c'est les élèves qui ont choisis le nom de leur lycée et belle surprise avec le choix de "Lycée Rosa Parks" (a cote d'Evry)

Regina K said...

A tribute like a high school is so deserving for creating great laws for education.

Jacob said...

Looks like a nice building! And kudos to Jules Ferry...there are few things as important for a country than to have educated and informed citizens.

Our problem in the U.S. today is that ignorance is rampant. Reality fails to impinge about desired beliefs.

ρομπερτ said...

What an honour it must be to reach every morning at this place.

May time and life lead students towards a bright future. Please have a good Wednesday.


daily athens

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well deserved dedication Ciel! Thank goodness for minds like his.

Kay L. Davies said...

"Free and mandatory eduction" was a door, too, and what a wonderful doorway it was.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Jack said...

The name Ferry doesn't seem French. I like the massive sculpture to the left of the door.

Woody said...

A fitting tribute to a progressive thinker. I wonder what he would think of today's educational system?

Bob Crowe said...

And so good for him. Inexplicably, public education seems to be less important than cutting taxes in this county. My son is giving serious thought to leaving his job as a software engineer to become a math teacher in the Chicago public schools. Noble but a bit scary for the parents.

I know the British term peckish but John Cleese says it is a way that Americans find irresistibly funny.

Randy said...

Is that a sculpture on the left side?

Dina said...

Pretty.
Good for him. We forget that free and mandatory education was so late in coming.

Thérèse said...

Meaningful comments here.
Comme quoi l'education remue toujours nos esprits et c'est ce qui compte.

VP said...

I hope your schools are better than ours in producing cultured and educated citizens.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks a great and important school, your picture is beautiful and I like a lot that door ( and the reflections as well).
hugs
Léia

Bergson said...

tu vas attendre un moment pour qu'elle s'ouvre

Halcyon said...

The schools in France just look nicer!

Malyss said...

Pôvre Jules! il doit se retourner dans sa tombe a voir l'education d'aujourd'hui...tu as chopé un beau reflet dans la porte!

Kaori said...

Wonderful accomplishment. Education is so important, to actually have a choice. Great photo and history, Ciel!

Elisa said...

"Week's doorway", such an interest subject. Your picture of tha lycée is beautiful.
Have a nice day
Elisa, from Argentina

cieldequimper said...

@ Randy: not really, just a detail of the pillar/wall.

Theanne and Baron said...

an honor for Jules Ferry!

Loree said...

The door reminds my of my own high school.