March 29, 2007

The Town Hall

There is one town hall for each arrondissement in Paris. Normally, they are old 19th century buildings. In my new arrondissement, the 17th, they replaced the old one by a new one in 1971. Which one do you prefer?

Of course, the new one offers some more working space, parking facilities...

I have nothing against modern buidlings, when there is some kind of real creation behind, like Centre Pompidou, the Louvre Pyramid... , but... Any opinions?


hpy said...

I usually prefer the old buildings. (My own house is from 1890!)
Modern ones can be beautiful, too, and if I had to build a new house today, I would like a very modern one.

lyliane said...

Moi aussi je préfère les anciens bâtiments (dans Paris,j'ai horreur de Beaubourg et le musée du quai Branly c'est spécial), mais je me suis fait construire une petite maison moderne (meublée Ikéa), car je ne voulais pas être toute ma vie dans les travaux (Pas de bricoleur sous la main!!)