Friday, 25 January 2013

A l'hôtel du Bailliage


Last Saturday the Christmas decorations were still adding a splash of colour to the courtyard of the antiques district Bailliage building. It was built in 1724 and used to house the court and prison before the French Revolution. It later became the assizes court until 1839. I have found no info on this sculpture bench...

Les décos de Noël égayaient encore samedi dernier. L'hôtel fut construit en 1724 sur les plans de Monsieur Tannevot et abritait le tribunal et la prison sous l'Ancien Régime, avant de devenir la Cour d'assises après la Révolution. Désaffecté en 1839, il est aujourd'hui occupé par des antiquaires. Je n'ai trouvé aucune info sur le banc-sculpture.

15 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

Cool capture! I love how the sculpture's modern lines contrast with the classic building. (The older photo was lovely too! I bet Colin Firth's family would have many good stories to tell:)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Somehow the contrast of the snow seems to give the stones a warmer glow.

Robert Geiss said...

Fühlt sich immer sehr "royal" bei dir an. Welch schöne Umwelt. Einen guten Freitag dir.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot, Ciel, I too, love the very "modern" sculpture in contrast to that very classic building!! It does look cold! Hope you're staying warm!! Enjoy your weekend!

Randy said...

Nice sculpture and building.

Bob Crowe said...

This represents a person suffering the effects of much higher gravity.

Cezar and Léia said...

Belle photo avec une représentation de la maman et l'enfant.Bon mélange de moderne et de classique, j'adore l'architecture du bâtiment.
bisous
Léia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The sculpture looks dramatic against the snow. It is an unusual sculpture and I like it a lot. Nice little pop of red, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love those smooth curves Ciel, a very sensuous sculpture indeed, and perfectly placed..

Halcyon said...

I love that sculpture. What a great addition to the courtyard - a fancy lady waiting coquettishly for her man. :)

Malyss said...

L'endroit est superbe sous la neige;J'adore le banc, j'aime les sculptures avec de belles formes, ça nous change de Giacometti! :o)

Tanya Breese said...

that sculpture just flows so elegantly! beautiful scene! have a great weekend :)

SRQ said...

Beautiful building. I'm not sure what to make of that sculpture. Curious.

Tammie Lee said...

I love that sculpture, it is wonderful!!

Gunn said...

Nice place.
Looks like a very posh place to me.
Like the x-mas decorations and the sculpture too!:)