Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Hôtel de police ou Du Barry

I have shown you this doorway before but I couldn't resist this golden shot with the tree and street lamp shadows... The history of this place, now the main police station, is interesting: you will find it here.

Je vous ai déjà montré ce portail mais je n'ai pas su résister à la lumière avec les ombres des arbres et du lampadaire... L'histoire des lieux, devenus commissariat central de police, est intéressant et se trouve par ici.

24 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

We've had distinct lack of golden light here, so this is lovely to see! I adore the shadows and love that it was du Barry's home. Spring has teased us here with cruelly brief glimpses, only to give way to more snow and rain.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It looks like the police are living in a gold palace!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love that golden light!! What a beautiful capture for the day!! Pretty fancy police headquarters!! Interesting history! Wonder how Madame Du Barry would feel about the current residents???? Hope your week is off to a good start, Ciel, and may you have SUNSHINE!!

Michelle said...

A wonderful, golden glow on this building.

Randy said...

Perfect light.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A more elegant police station cannot be found anywhere. Well, maybe in Paris. But that's it.

Thérèse said...

L'antichambre des prisons dorées!
:-)

ALAIN said...

Je préfère du Barry.

crocrodyl said...

Beautiful photo. Lovely play of light and shadow. Great details on gate.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Would be impossible to pass this gorgeous sight if you just happened to have a camera handy Ciel. France has very beautiful architecture to match it's colourful history.

Cindy said...

I love how light and shadow can transform things. A great shot.

Bergson said...

vous avez demandé la police ...

Birdman said...

Yes, this is quite dramatic. I'd retake it too.

Hilda said...

Very handsome architecture—especially for a police station!

BaysideLife said...

Glad you didn't resist. The photo is wonderful.

JM said...

Beautifully composed with an amazing light!

Halcyon said...

The light certainly is beautiful! Wish it looked like that outside my window. :)

VP said...

Our police stations look like barracks...

Lowell said...

I have heard stories to the effect that if you start fooling around with a mistress, the police could get involved! And boy, did they ever! Threw out the woman and took over her home! Zounds! I wonder if Inspector Clouseau was involved? :)

Are you having fun yet?

Jack said...

The golden bath is simply spectacular!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely bathed in golden light.

James said...

The light is absolutely beautiful!

Gunn said...

Fantastic LIGHT!

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming facade, I love the branches and the shadows in this image!
Léia