Friday, 15 March 2013

Gymnase Richard Mique

This is Richard Mique gymnasium in Clagny neighbourhood. Now the name Richard Mique might not ring a bell yet we owe him, amongst others, Marie-Antoinette's theatre, the temple of love, the Belvedere, all at the Petit Trianon estate in the palace grounds. He was also the architect of what is now Lycée Hoche which I showed you here. Weekend Reflections is this way!

Voici le gymnase Richard Mique à Clagny. Le nom ne vous dit peut-être pas grand chose, pourtant nous lui devons notamment le théâtre de Marie-Antoinette, le temple de l'amour, le Belvédère au Petit Trianon. Il fut également l'architecte de ce qui est maintenant le lycée Hoche, que je vous montrais ici. Les reflets du weekend, c'est par ici !

24 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, wonderful reflections! He certainly designed some beautiful things, loved seeing those prior photos too:)

ALAIN said...

La mique, c'est aussi un plat du périgord.

Doug Hickok said...

Cool reflections... the windows certainly make a big picture!

Bergson said...

Mique brille

Malyss said...

Donc , finalement , tu reprends les weekend reflections?.
Toi qui te plaignais , en voilà une de belle surface moderne qui reflète des choses anciennes!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres beau reflections Ciel. As much as I don't like gyms, this one is in such a lovely setting I may be tempted!!

Lowell said...

I agree that we have a debt of appreciation to Monsieur Mique! One of my regrets is that we did not have time to actually visit the Petit Trianon when we were there (we did see it from a distance, though).

That's a fascinating reflection. At first I thought it was a painting by a famous French painter.

Well done!

Hope you're Friday is progressing well and that you are looking toward a nice weekend!

Lowell said...

Me again. I wanted to comment on your comment about leaves falling in Ocala. Yes. We have a strange situation that puzzled me greatly when we first moved here. The area is littered with huge Water Oak trees, which are very nice except not as sturdy as Live Oaks.

It's weird but Water Oaks more of less lose their leaves in the fall and the spring. They don't usually go totally bare but the branches can get very sparse.

And that's fine unless you have a big swimming pool without a cover! Then, you spend a couple of hours every day skimming leaves out of the pool! Argh!

JM said...

Great reflections, Ciel.

James said...

Excellent reflection and an interesting pattern on the window.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

You're right, I didn't recognize his name though his accomplishments sound amazing.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections, Ciel!! Mique's work is amazing indeed! So glad that you and James got to meet!! How fun for both of you! Enjoy your weekend!!

Jackie/Jake said...

I loved Versailles when we visited last summer! Great photo!
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Adrienne said...

Tres jolie! Une reflection douce!

'Tsuki said...

Ah oui, le théâtre de Marie-Antoinette ! Je me souviens bien de cet endroit étonnant, avec son décor de papier mâché...

Je ne suis pas sûr que donner son nom à un gymnase soit une manière bien appropriée de rendre hommage à ce délicat architecte à qui nous devons tant de belles choses qui ont su traverser les siècles, mais le reflet que tu as capturé n'en est pas moins joli...

Alors, tu as rencontré James, il paraît ? J'espère que vous vous êtes amusés !

VP said...

Great shot, but I could imagine shiny new cars behind those glass panes!

Min fotogen said...

Great reflections !!

Karl Demetz said...

Cool reflections, Ciel.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful reflection!

Kay L. Davies said...

You captured an excellent reflection here! And it's interesting to know about the architect of so many places in Versailles.
K

tapirgal said...

It's nice to honor those who made beautiful places.

Victoria said...

une autre française dans le groupe ? je découvrirai ton univers au fur et à mesure.

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Audrey said...

Joli on dirait presque une peinture ;o)

bonne semaine !