Monday, 10 February 2014

La gypsothèque du Louvre

This is how you are greeted inside the king's small stable! The gypsothèque (collection of reproductions and casts of ancient models) which belongs to the Louvre Museum's Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities department is housed here! Note the beautiful arches of the stables!

Voici comment vous êtes accueillis dans la petite écurie du roi ! La gypsothèque (collection de moulages d'après l'antique) du département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines du Musée du Louvre se trouve ici ! Notez les superbes arches de l'écurie !

28 comments:

Olivier said...

"gypsothèque" dommage un peu grand pour le placer dans un Scrabble ;) ca doit en faire une des plus ecuries de France

Lowell said...

Some "small" stable! Good lord, I can't imagine horses in there! It really works much better as a museum! Love those windows!

Randy said...

These are amazing. What a great place to visit.

Sylvia K said...

Definitely the most beautiful stable I've ever seen!! What an incredible place! Terrific captures, Ciel, thanks for sharing -- the next best thing to being there! Like Lowell, I find it hard to imagine it as a home for horses -- even though I do love horses!! Hope your new week is off to a great start!!

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness--such beauty. It is hard to believe it is a stable. You've seen my barn haven't you. LOL
So ornate I would love to see it in person. YES!!!!!
MB

Jack said...

The first photo of the statue in the archway is particularly wonderful.

This series is going to be fun.

LONDONLULU said...

Incredible beauty and love it's a stable! The light and composition in the last shot is fabulous, looking forward to more!

William Kendall said...

That is an astonishing space... particularly that first statue.

Bob Crowe said...

Some people in this country would pay a squillion dollars to live in a place that looks like this (sans chevaux), but they would put something different on the walls.

Dina said...

Those horses had so much culture all around.

Stuart said...

What a fabulous place !

llandudnopictures said...

Magnificent. I wonder what the King's 'big' stable looks like? ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful arches noted Ciel.. I'm a huge fan of arches and these are lovely, the windows also.. so very grand for a stables oui!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a gorgeous stable!The arches are indeed lovely.

Birdman said...

What wonderful walls and windows too.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, amazing!!

Lowell said...

Greetings, VDP! Re your comment on Images: That clock couldn't run with 10 batteries. :) It's purely a decorative piece, but I thought it rather nice, actually.

Wishing you a great week ahead!

You didn't like my "golfer"?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Classical statuary in the stables. I guess that is a change in the right direction, in contrast to the use of the Pantheon in Rome as a poultry market in the Middle Ages.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, what a stable!

Bergson said...

impressionnants des amis

RedPat said...

What a fabulous space!

VP said...

Oh, this is really something to be seen! Next time, maybe...

Loree said...

I think I wouldn't mind living in that stable. It's beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: it was only open exceptionally on the 2nd and will be again on 2 March. In 5 years of blogging, to the best of my knowledge, it had never been open to the public (but perhaps I misssed other times).

@ Llandudno: actually, the 'big' stable isn't larger and looks very much like the small one! This was the small stable for carriages and their horses whereas the big stable was for horses only...

Halcyon said...

Wow! Those statues are really imposing. What a treat to see a piece of the Louvre in Versailles.

Karl Demetz said...

A fabulous place Ciel, the arches are wonderful and also the statues (are they all reproductions ?)

cieldequimper said...

@ Karl: yes, these are.

Gunn said...

THANKS for sharing the beauty of your city with us, your blog followers.