Tuesday, 26 August 2014

L'hôtel de la guerre II

Hôtel de la guerre Versailles
Walking into the courtyard of the former war ministry... You can just about see the shadow of the monumental doorway VDP showed you yesterday. The bust of Lazare Carnot was added in 1834 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival inside the building of the military school of artillery and engineering...

Entrons dans la cour de l'hôtel de la guerre... Vous pouvez distinguer l'ombre du portail monumental que VDP vous montrait hier. Le buste de Lazare Carnot a été installé en 1834 pour célébrer le cinquantième anniversaire de l'installation de l'école militaire de l'artillerie et du génie... Plein d'infos érudites sur les lieux se trouvent par ici.
Hôtel de la guerre Versailles
Hôtel de la guerre Versailles
It is interesting to note that this old photo was taken rue Gambetta. Since 1916, the street has been renamed to become avenue of the American Independence, VDP doesn't know when this happened but the reason why is explained here!

Il est intéressant de noter que cette photo a été prise rue Gambetta. Depuis 1916, la rue est devenue l'avenue de l'indépendance américaine mais VDP n'a pas su trouver quand...

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

The architecture is breathtaking!

Lowell said...

It's a beautiful building. I enjoyed the history lesson...I used to teach about the Treaty of Versailles, but this post makes it come to life.

Is the building still connected with the military?

Re your comment on L & L Photography: That place is out in the country...It's a business of some kind, but there are no signs or anything else to indicate what it is. I just thought it was an interesting photo.

Take care.

Randy said...

Looks like a nice place for a visit.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien l'ombre de la porte sur le bâtiment et après de voir cette vieille photo de cette porte.
Bien vu

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful natural light too!

Karl Demetz said...

Mir gefällt das erste Bild ganz gut! Schönes Licht und toller Ausschnitt !

Stefan Jansson said...

I like how you composed the first photo. Looks great with the blue sky.

Stuart said...

The color combination in the first shot is wonderful.

Revrunner said...

Whoa! Someone or something sure is casting a sinister shadow. :-)

Sharon Anck said...

What great photos! I love seeing that shadow in both photos. This building is quite spectacular.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love the first image Ciel, you captured so well the immense feel of the arch, even before I read the words I knew what this huge 'shadow' was, and of course it's always so fascinating to see the old photos.

Birdman said...

That's a strong facade looking down on you.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting comments my first thought was a prison. what do I know. MB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Unusual color and very symmetrical. I love that old photo.

Bergson said...

l'ombre et la statue me plait

Bergson said...

me plaisent
pan sur les doigts

VP said...

It is nice to see the differences from then and now...

RedPat said...

Fabulous building!

James said...

The building, the light, the colors, the sky, the shadows = wow!!!

Jack said...

This is a war ministry, but the building has the softest, most feminine pink walls. Not what I would expect.