Sunday, 19 January 2014

L'Abbé de l'Epée observe le parvis de Saint-Louis

Two very different atmospheres on Place Saint-Louis. These photos were taken on the same day, about one hour apart last week. What you see here is the back of the statue of Charles-Michel de L'Epée, born in Versailles in 1712. He is the person who laid some of the foundations of sign language  and was one of the first men to consider deaf people as perfectly normal and capable of communication. Click here to see the statue from the front. The building on the right is Saint-Louis cathedral.

Deux atmosphères très différentes place Saint-Louis. Ces photos ont été prises le même jour de la semaine dernière, à environ une heure d'intervalle. Ce que vous voyez ici, c'est la statue de Charles-Michel de l'Epée, né à Versailles en 1712, dont la statue se trouve à côté de la cathédrale Saint-Louis. C'est à cet homme que les sourds doivent d'être traités normalement, ainsi que l'initialisation du langage des signes. Cliquez ici pour voir la statue de face. Le bâtiment à droite, c'est bien sûr la cathédrale Saint-Louis.

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A great man and a wonderful statue and recognition for all he did!

William Kendall said...

It doesn't take long for the weather to change...

It's a remarkable statue, and a lovely location.

Jack said...

Two very different looks, that is for sure.

Randy said...

I love the light in the first shot.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

What an interesting man! He was born 3 years before Louis XIV passed away. I think it wonderful that he was the first to recognize that the deaf were normal. Thanks for posting this. I would like to know more about him.

llandudnopictures said...

Light makes all the difference to any photo, as your two images perfectly illustrates!

Cezar and Léia said...

A man who managed to hear what is really important...
God bless you!
Cezar

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Good for him to help facilitate the abilities of hearing impaired people. I am sure he could not have anticipated that sign language would lead to the situation that occurred at Nelson Mandela's funeral.

VP said...

I remember this statue quite well: our guide (you) was describing it to us when a heavy rain began to fall...

Oman said...

This is a lovely place and very different from my own so hopping to your blog transport me to a different place. Great job.

Oman Is An Island

Birdman said...

The top one looks a bit more comforting.

Small City Scenes said...

they say (who ever they are) light makes the difference. Must be true.
A wonderful statue of a person with great insight. MB

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful! i love all the shadows in the first one :)

Halcyon said...

Amazing that an hour can make so much difference. The light is so golden in your first shot. But they both have a beauty of their own.

Lowell said...

Two beautiful photos of a beautiful place. I'm intrigued. And the gentleman in question did some good work.

I would guess the apartments I see in these photos would be quite expensive, oui?

Stuart said...

It didn't take long for the light to change rather dramatically. The photographer's curse and blessing.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like you are experiencing some crazy weather like we are here. :) The sun hasn't stayed out much here lately!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing the difference a little bit of sunlight can make to the whole effect of a shot... warms the buildings up to a completely different colour oui!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Wonderful lighting comparison. Very interesting article/history about Charles-Michel de l'Épée.

~Lindy