Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Walking around Paris part two

17th century Ecclesiastical door

Classical gilt and white chair at Saint-Sulpice Church

Eiffel Tower at night

The triumphal arch at the Porte Saint-Denis

18th century church painting of people in Hell

Ball room at the Opéra Garnier

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Late 18th century carved over door detail.

Renaissance architecture in the Marais

Notre Dame Cathedral at night

Bronze fountain head

Three cherubs

Cherubs carrying a festoon carved on a 1820's Classical marble urn at the Tuileries Gardens

18th century over door painting at The Archives nationales

Early 19th century Empire period brass snake hardware

Mid 18th century Louis XV Rococo wrought iron balcony supported by carved stone lions

Under the stairs at the Opéra Garnier

Notre Dame de Lorette

Saint michael the archangel

Courtyard at The Musée Carnavalet

Late 18th century Egyptian Revival home of Marie Antoinette's favorite bronzier Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813) as ciseleur-doreur

According to legend, in a time of famine a mother pelican would draw blood from her own chest and give the blood to her chicks. Thus the pelican symbol in Christianity at Saint-Sulpice Church

Renaissance architecture in the Marais

The L'Escargot Montorgueil

Courtyard at The Musée Carnavalet

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