Thursday, 1 March 2012

March City Daily Photo Theme Day: electricity


Is March going to be electrical?! For quite a while now, the Versailles Mural Art School has been decorating electrical enclosures on Versailles' streets. There are lots of them! Portrayed here is Jean de la Fontaine, the famous fabulist, and an illustration of one of his fables: the wolf who played shepherd. Happy March! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Mars sera-t-il électrique ?! Depuis quelques temps déjà, l'Ecole d'Art Mural de Versailles décore les armoires électriques. Il y en a plein à voir ! Voici Jean de la Fontaine, l'illustre auteur des fables qui portent son nom et une illustration de la fable le loup devenu berger. Bon mois de mars !

38 comments:

Julie said...

AHHA ... these are tasteful, Ciel. Cara from Brisbane DP has a regular series of traffic light control boxes that the councils pay to have decorated by artists. Brightens up the intersections no end.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Absolutely brilliant! It covers a hideously ugly item with classic art, a win-win.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful idea, and it looks so good.
K

susieofarabia said...

What a great idea to turn these utilitarian boxes into works of art for everyone to enjoy! I love stuff like this.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Beautiful, classic images on these electric boxes. Love them.

Lowell said...

What a super theme day post! And what a wonderful idea...we've got some ugly electrical thingys on our lawns in this subdivision which could use the skills of the Versailles Mural Art School!

EG Wow said...

Very attractive. East Gwillimbury could use a few truckloads of those. :)

Jack said...

These are wonderful, Ciel. Decorating the electrical enclosures is a great idea.

Theanne said...

very nice...and very civilized!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a nice touch. We have two - just two - neighborhoods that do this. Brightens things up a bit.

Randy said...

Oh darn I have forgotten again. Great shot. I don't think I have anything. Panic time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what I call a very civilized idea Ciel, such a tasteful way to hide something so utilitarian!

Jilly said...

How fascinating. Good for Versailles! Lovely shots.

Olivier said...

je trouve cela tres beau et une bonne idée, bravo

Dave said...

Happy St David's Day.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I am very fond of Jean Fontaine and his famous fables. I like these and suspect that many more are found around the city. The wolf as the shepherd is very amusing and somewhat sad. Are there any sheep left?

Malyss said...

Surement le plus beau poste electrique que j'ai jamais vu!Pourquoi est-ce que les choses incontournables devraient être laides?quelle leçon pour les villes!

joo said...

Superb theme post Cile!
UIt's foggy and rainy here as well, but definitely spring is coming:)

VP said...

Our electric stuff is dark grey and ugly, but I have seen something like this in Rome.

Halcyon said...

This is a great idea! In my old neighborhood in Jackson, people would plant bushes in front of them. But I always wondered what would happen if someone needed to access them. THis is a good way to "hide" them in plain sight! Great choice for the theme day. :)

SRQ said...

Terrific theme day post. The City of Sarasota started decorating utility boxes last year, but it never really took off. These look quite nice.

Kate said...

Several of us have the same idea today, but your utility/electrical box is far more elegant!

Tammie Lee said...

that is a wonderful idea! the look fabulous.

Tammie Lee said...

that is a wonderful idea! the look fabulous.

slim said...

These are very classy. I enjoy public art like this and what a fabulous choice for theme day.

David Thomas said...

It's always nice to see art find its way to the streets.

Lowell said...

No, dear Ciel, you've never told me how much you wanted to drive a tractor. I hope you get a change sometime soon - perhaps your next NW trip?

I drove tractors as a kid and had a terrific time. They're very dangerous, though, as they tip over easily!

paul said...

I am a fan of <a href="http://auckland-west.co.nz/?cat=36>painted utility boxes</a>, and this is a very elegant piece indeed. Beautiful post for theme day.

Regina K said...

Ceil, I not sure I have ever noticed a decorative electric box. I wouldn't expect anything else in Versailles.

Virginia said...

Oh that's not fair. Leave it to the French to pretty up EVERYTHING! :)
V

Loree said...

What a lovely idea. Electricity had been beautified :)

Birdman said...

Works for your city... lots of stone.

Robert Geiss said...

Du lebst in solch Schönheit ...

Einen guten Monat dir.

Buck said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I wonder if we can do something like that here?

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a wonderful idea and that first detail is adorable!
Léia

JM said...

Electricity boxes are so ugly. This is what they should to all of them around the world. So cool!

Gunn said...

You have so many things that are sooooo elegant in your city!:)

Beautiful!

Rob Siemann said...

Quelle idee geniale!