Saturday, 17 October 2015

Impasse des Gendarmes

Impasse des Gendarmes Versailles
When you walk out of Our Lady of the Armies chapel, this is what you see, the narrow Gendarmes cul-de-sac!

La vue depuis Notre-Dame des Armées !
Impasse des Gendarmes Versailles
Impasse des Gendarmes Versailles
Impasse des Gendarmes Versailles
All the inside shutters have this hole in them. Your guess is as good as VDP's...

VDP ne sait pas ce que sont ces ouvertures dans les volets intérieurs. Quelqu'un saurait lui dire ?

16 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Love the light here and the texture f this building.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

The 'half turret ' is great presumably it houses a spiral staircase, it's a real gem that you found. Beautiful light as well, perhaps the hole in the shutters is for keeping an eye on the citizens:)

Revrunner said...

Hmm. . . . :-)

RedPat said...

I love that half turret, Ciel!

Lowell said...

I've got to say this is one interesting building! Perhaps the holes are a quick way for the church mice to get outside?

Jack said...

Easy. The residents are peeping Toms.

Bob Crowe said...

It's a trap. If you walk down this alley the gendarmes will block off the open end and you will never be seen again.

Or maybe that would happen only if Ms. La Pen became president.

Thérèse said...

Question d'aération?

Kate said...

The building and the hole in each shutter leaves lots to the imagination, which I like!! It's so interesting; good use of light and dark, too.

Birdman said...

I do like how the shadows and color are falling.

William Kendall said...

The half turret really grabs my attention.

VP said...

Someone is watching us...

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad the others above came up with the name "turret" for that bulging part. It really stands out for me too but, I didn't know what to call it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Maybe Jack's right Ciel, but I'll be more discrete and say 'observation' holes 😊😀

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a partial turret quite like that before! Hmmm, I've lso never seen holes in shutters like that before.

llandudnopictures said...

It's a mystery, as someone once sang many years ago!