September 04, 2007

Some more buildings

During my walk to find what Guimard had created in the area (Paris, 16th arrondissement, yesterday’s post), I took some pictures of some other buildings constructed more or less during the same years. As you can see, the styles are very different.

As I mentioned yesterday, this southern area of the 16th ardt. was until the end of the 19th century very village-like and the then prevailing Haussmannian rules, strictly applied in the Paris centre, did not have to be followed here. This gave the architects some more creative freedom. We find thus a mixture of some very classical buildings, often with some extraordinary decoration, and also of some more adventurous creations. One of the buildings is connected to the Algerian Embassy (the Embassy is elsewhere). I believe you can guess which one. I show you also two examples of some still remaining village-like private streets, of which you find many examples here. You still find a lot of one-family houses, with gardens. Isn’t this something to dream of? An own house, with a garden, sometimes even a swimming pool, and still so close to what the big city can offer. (If you are not invited, you cannot enter; I took the photos from behind the closed gates.)

I have again put the original photos on my other blog, "Peter - photos".

... and I got a new award yesterday, see below.

23 comments:

catherine said...

I think the hausmanian rules were precisely thaughtand created to protect people of the "beaux quartiers" (which was at the west of Paris) from the "dangerous social classes" who lived in the center and in the east. that 'w hy they never really applied them in that area.
But I may be wrong; an architect maybe would have the answer...

Cuckoo said...

What a lovely house that is !! A dream for most of us.
I really enjoy your blog for detailed description of Paris and the discussion and additional info in the comments section.

Keep it up!

Olivier said...

encore une belle ballade, dans un quartier que je connais tres peu, superbe cette statue sur la premiere photo

Peter said...

Cctherine:
I think that what you say is not contradictory to what I say. The southern part of the 16th was really countryside at the end of the 19th century and was not yet a "beau quartier".

cuckoo:
Thanks; I will do my best!

olivier:
Il s'agit d'une �norme d�coration sur un mur d'un immeuble.

hpy said...

On croirait presque l'ambassade des EU à juger par la queue formée devant.

hpy said...

You're absolutely right about living in a quiet little house in Paris. If you could add a view to the sea it would be perfect!
And thank you so very much for attributing the Schmooze Award. I mmust start thinking about five - nine persons to whom it would suit. Nine, as you may have given it to someone I could think about too... Can it be given twice to the same blogger?

Peter said...

hpy:
The answer is of course NO! ... and it's too late!

Matritensis said...

Hehe, I like so much the angry girls picture.

Ash said...

Interesting images, as always!

I've got a surprise for you at my blog. Come on over!

Peter said...

matritensis:
Angry or questioning? I guess they just wondered why I pictured them? ... and I was of course only interested by the building.

ash:
So, I went immediately to your blog! Sincere thanks for this special attention!

oldmanlincoln said...

That is a nice display of scenes from your city.

Kate said...

I enjoyed all the photos, especially the last two. The cobbled streets are very charming.

Drama Div@ said...

Girl 1: Girls, look at the old man with camera in his hand...

Girl 2: He's taking pictures of us!

Girl 3: Girls, pose.. give him your best smiles...

Girl 1: Can we ask for royalty or sumthing...

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Peter,
Thanks for visiting my blog (through Seba's) hey I see ... This is a site with more background stories about the buildings area's whatever,

No I do not ony want to look at photo's I gave yu the wrong idea about myself, or I used the wrong words to express myelf, because I am interested in a mixture of photograpy AND stories behind them. So I like BOTHof yourblogs but this site I prefere even more.

How did you make the 'collage'? I Like that as a way to present more photo's about 1 subject.

Greetings come back to visit my blog you're very welcome!

:) JoAnn from Holland

delphinium said...

Très belle la première photo. Et j'apprends toujours plein de choses en venant ici. Par contre je n'ai pas trouvé de quel bâtiment il s'agissait, je donne ma langue au chat. Bonne soirée peter et à demain!

lyliane said...

N'est ce pas le dieu Eole la première sculpture? bravo pour le prix, mais je ne comprends rien à cette distinction et à qui l'attribue, peut être m'exliqueras tu? mais pour moi le blog c'est surtout une belle façon d'avoir des nouvelles de mes connaissances à travers leurs idées et commentaires.

Marantita said...

This post completes the Guimard's one! (Almost) all buildings are nice in that area. I also liked the amount of small gardens you can find (public and private ones). I also remarked that there are many gardens on top of the buildings (you can see at least one of them in your pictures). As you said, "fashionable and expensive" area (I couldn't find a single kebab in there), but it is always nice to dream of it.

Peter said...

oldmanlincoln:
Thanks!

kate:
I understand; that's where I would like to live, if I could afford!

drama div@:
Thanks for the "old man". (Unfortunately you are right, but I try to forget it.)

delphinium:
Malheuresement, je n'ai pas pris une photo de l'immeuble en entier. Il s'agit d'une décoration en haut d'un immeuble. Il est énorme, plusieurs mètres!

joan:
Thanks for your visit to my blog today (thanks to seda, who is back in the blogging world).
I do the "collages" by using PowerPoint, copy and paste. Then I register the result as a jpg-picture. It's not complicated; the problem is that the pics remain small, you cannot enlargen them, but as you say, this allows me to put several... and it's so difficult to decide which ones to show.

lyliane:
Il s'agit plutôt de Bacchus, le dieu du vin etc. Pour les prix, je vais t'expliquer par téléphone.

Peter said...

marantita:
Yes, there are not many kebas around (but quite a few other eating and drinking places). It's certainly an expensive and fashionable area, but not the most expensive and fashionable in Paris. Already the northern part of the same arrondissemant is a bit more expensive, but there are fewer architectural surprises.

Cergie said...

Quelque part cela me rend tristounetet lorsque je me promène dans les rues de Paris et c'est dû à ce que tu as noté en fin de ton message : si on n'est pas invité on ne peut pas entrer...
Tous ces beaux immeubles qui renferment des appartements cossus et qui ne s'ouvrent que pour quelques uns.
L'élite en général...

april said...

Don't you think of making a book out of this, Peter? Your strolls through Paris and the results are unique.

Drama Div@ said...

opps, just kiddin' ... so please don't take it personally.

Peter said...

cergie:
Faudrait-il faire partie de l'élite? Il faudrait surtout avoir des sous!

april:
I think there are already so many book around. Would you like to be my editor?

drama div@:
You can go on kidding, no problem!