Sunday, 4 March 2012

Centre maternel de Porchefontaine

This is one of the buildings of the Mother/Child Residential Programme in Porchefontaine neighbourhood. It provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for pregnant women and women with children as well as counselling services and educational support. The other buildings are extremely modern and I did not (yet) find an intelligent way of photographing them... Archive photo from February, it has been so dull and grey here.

Voici l'un des bâtiments du centre maternel de Porchefontaine. Les autres sont ultra modernes mais je n'ai pas (encore) trouvé de moyen intelligent de les photographier... Photo de février, il a fait tellement gris cette semaine.

25 comments:

Lowell said...

It's a gorgeous building and sounds as though it houses a wonderful program. Love the light. Sorry about dreary and gray!

Theanne said...

A very interesting building and beautiful sunny day for you albeit in February!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, if I were pregnant and needed help in Versailles, I'd want to be in this building, not one of the modern ones. Do they need grandmothers there, do you suppose?
Beautiful blue February sky!
K

Regina K said...

This is such a lovely stone building. A woman in need could feel cared for here.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

For being modern, it has a nice mix of traditional materials, it's a beautiful building.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

.. serving a great purpose. (hit publish a little too quickly)

Randy said...

Great program. Interesting building.

Gunn said...

A very pretty building, and important work they do in there!

Hope you will get some sunshine today and enjoy the last bit of the weekend.

Lowell said...

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Let me know if that works for you! :-)

Lowell said...

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Honest Abe said...

Nice photography.

Malyss said...

S'il n'y avait pas le bout de batiment moderne à gauche, la photo semblerait hors du temps, le lieu d'une autre époque..

Virginia said...

What a lovely place for these women and children to find shelter and care.

V

joo said...

Lovely building!
Have a great Sunday:)

Leif Hagen said...

It's a beautiful building with some wonderful architectural details!

Cezar and Léia said...

Always good to hear about people and institutions that are there to give support to those who need it...
God bless you!
Cezar

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful! Glad that the women are getting the help they need and in such a nice building too. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A beautiful building for a wonderful cause! I will be interested to see if you can find a way to show the newer buildings Ciel!

JM said...

Lovely architecture. The balcony is so cool!

VP said...

A lovely and interesting building!

Andrew said...

A lovely building and it's pleasing to hear it's being put to good use..
Same weather here today..

Olivier said...

belle architecture, fait penser a mon ancienne ecole maternelle dans le lot

David Thomas said...

Really nice materials. And a more cheerful facade than the school building.

Jack said...

Even this building is hard to photograph, with the trees so close to the structure. You can probably only do it in the winter.

Tash said...

This building is beautiful. Glad the mother/child program provides such a nice environment. Do you like the modern buildings?
Wishing you blue skies soon.