Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sécurité Sociale

A former convent, now a building of the Yvelines Department (of which Versailles is 'county town') social security, on Avenue de Paris. It is located almost opposite this other convent.

La Sécurité Sociale des Yvelines, département dont Versailles est le chef-lieu, est logée dans un ancien couvent de l'avenue de Paris. Il se trouve presque en face de cet autre couvent.

23 comments:

Jack said...

The leaves in Versailles are slowly changing color. This is a classically beautiful building. In the USA, governmental agencies in many cities (other than Washington) are in cheap and bland buildings.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, as you know, that's how I make my living (nowhere else in the world would it be possible). Our SS offices look more like blockhouses than this elegant structure.

Virginia said...

The buildings peeping through you gorgeous autumn foliage is beautiful.
V

Sharon said...

Hi Ciel, I'm finally back home! It was nice to be off the computer for a while. This shot is so lovely! Hope all is well with you.

Sharon

Regina K said...

I like the glimpse through the trees, very nice.

Randy said...

What a beauty. Great Fall color too.

Kaori said...

One of my goals in life when I was in grade school was to become a nun. I would have loved it if this was where I was placed :D

Dave said...

Even the SS is housed in a good looking building in Versailles!!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love the autumn trees in your foreground and the wonderfully 'French' building in the back. Wonderful to 'meet' you in your lovely blog XOLaura

brattcat said...

softly autumn, so lovely.

Woody said...

The trees provide a beautiful, colorful canape.

We're past peak colors and flipped the clocks back :-(

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful building and perfectly framed by the fall foliage. Nice shot.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Thérèse said...

Tres delicate cette image!

Lowell said...

A lovely building in a gorgeous setting and I think that ye olde convent has been put to a higher purpose! :-)

A better purpose might have been a fudge factory! Heh, heh!

Scott said...

Love the fall colors in the foreground and the white building behind. Awesome job.

OBTW . . . at work there is a poster with a photo of a girl on it and I would swear it's the same photo as your avatar. Is that a picture of you? If

Doug Hickok said...

I like this charming view through the autumn leaves toward the indigenous architecture of Versailles. When I was young, my family lived in townhouses in Cincinnati, Ohio called Versailles. They were nothing like this! I think they were trying to convince us Ohioans we were living in France :^) They didn't fool me. I was too smart for that, I think...

VP said...

Nothing is better than trees in autumn framing an elegant building.

Cezar and Léia said...

The building carries on for a good (hopefully) purpose...
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

Gret white background for the lovely autumn coloyurs.

Olivier said...

elle a de la chance la securite sociale chez toi, un beau batiment

Loree said...

I love the view through the autumn leaves.

Genie said...

I see your leaves are turning in France, too. This is a lovely shot...such a beautiful structure. I love the idea that it is a former convent. I wonder what happened to the nuns. genie

EG Wow said...

It's a lovely view through the trees.