Wednesday, 12 June 2013

La maison de retraite...

This is what I believe to be the retirement home of the Augustinian sisters of the Immaculate Conception. It is located in Saint-Louis neighbourhood and I have found precious little information about the building.

... des soeurs Augustines de l'Immaculée Conception se trouve dans le quartier Saint-Louis. Du moins, je crois que c'est la maison de retraite, toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue !

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Interesting building and a little mysterious as well!! I really like your composition! Hope your week is going well, Ciel!!

LONDONLULU said...

A building that holds its history close:) How interesting it would be to find out more! I like how both photos convey a bit of that mystery, what lives exist beyond those gates and windows...

BaysideLife said...

A beautiful building and a perfect place for quiet contemplation. The gates say do not disturb.

Michelle said...

A place of peace.

Randy said...

I would look great without the fence. Are they afraid they'll escape?

gregory urbano said...

very interesting

Olivier said...

c'est bien protege, ils ont peur que les soeurs fuient :)) belle maison de retraite

Cezar and Léia said...

The architecture is adorable!
* love the angle in your second composition!
Léia

llandudnopictures said...

A very grand looking place, set perfectly against the deep blue sky!

Alain said...

Vu mon âge, je me garderais bien de demander des renseignements, j'aurais trop peur qu'ils me gardent.

Dina said...

Good that the sisters have a nice place to retire and retreat to.

Bergson said...

elles sont enfermées ?

Lowell said...

Maybe if you got into the habit of wandering about the place at different times of the day you'd find someone wearing a habit and you could ask about the place. :)

Looks like a nice retirement home. If you were an Augustinian sister of the Immaculate Conception.

Halcyon said...

Un super joli batiment. Les soeurs sont toujours la? J'aimerais aussi avoir les informations complémentaires!

VP said...

Not a bad place to retire in.

JM said...

LOL at Randy's question! Even with the gate it's a beautiful entrance(?)way. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Me too, that was funny Randy haha! Methinks the 'sisters' have a very lovely abode :) all those gorgeous arches oh la!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The Augustinians create some incredible buildings. I graduated from Villanova University, who are affiliated with the Augustinians.

EG CameraGirl said...

Randy is too funny! I wonder if the Augustinian sisters would laugh as hard as I did. ;))

tapirgal said...

Wonderful. I love this style.