Category:architecture photos

November 22, 2022

The 2013 Tour Paris 13 Contemporary Art Experience

I fished the following pictures of the Paris 13 th district out of my archive. In October 2013, street artists from all over the...

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romanesque churches
November 6, 2022

Romanesque churches in Saint Bertrand de Comminges

Romanesque churches are ubiquitous in the Pyrenees. Here a few pictures from Saint Bertrand de Comminges a bit further from the Ariège in the piedmont....

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October 8, 2022

Château de Terride in Mirepoix

When preparing this post, I researched Château de Terride in duck duck go. I realised that quite a few châteaux in the south-west of France...

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September 18, 2022

The Sphinx of Bagatelle

Bagatelle is a chateau well hidden in the Bois de Boulogne where you can find flowers and especially roses, gardens and the Sphinx of Bagatelle....

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February 19, 2022

Val de Grâce: a Saving Grace

The Val-de-Grâce church is much of a saving grace in its neighbourhood. The area has greatly suffered in the hands of ruthless brutalist architects from...

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January 29, 2022

Northern Doorways Around Boulogne

Northern Doorways aren’t grand, they often lead to modest houses in working class areas where unemployment is high and income is low. I lived in...

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January 15, 2022

Z for Zorro en route to Blois Chambord

Some time ago we took the train, a grey train with an orange Z, a Z for Zorro. Even if it wasn’t lightning fast,...

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Port Royal Abbey in Paris
December 5, 2021

Port Royal Abbey in Paris

Port Royal is a not just an abbey, nor a mere piece of 17th century architecture, it’s a window on History. On the history...

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November 6, 2021

Remarkable houses in the Ariège

Remarkable houses abound in the Ariege, in the Pyrenees. This is especially the case for Saint Lizier, on top of the beautiful 12th-century cloister...

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October 17, 2021

Topiary Art, peacocks and other animals

Topiary Art is something I’d seen before, even though I must admit I’d never heard the noun. My wife and I went to a...

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