Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hotel de Ville



This view is a part of Paris Town House roof. The building is located on the Place de Grève in the 4th arrondissement and that's where the mayor office is. It's a very nice building which was built in 1628. You can have a virtual tour of the Hotel de Ville on its website

9 comments:

martha said...

Is that the building that has an ice-skating rink in front of it in the winter?

B Squared said...

Simply beautiful.

Harriet said...

Merci for this beautiful photo. The architecture of Paris is one of the reasons I love the city so much. Even without going "into" a single museum, there is a feast for the eyes!

Harriet said...

PS- I've always wanted to go inside the Hotel de Ville; can't wait to do the virtual tour!

James said...

This building has an ice skating rink and a carousel in front. I've always wanted to see inside. Thanks for the post.

Virginia said...

I loved the statues, flags etc. Sort of an over the top French Cinderella's castle!
V

Hilda said...

What a fantastic-looking building!

Now I feel like reading some old Addams family cartoons… :)

GDMcClintock said...

Quant je suis arrivé à Paris en 1978, le forum des Halles n'était qu'un énorme trou gâchant la ville. (Un de ces jours je retrouverai les photograpies que j'en ai prises avec mon Rolleiflex.) Deux ans plus tard, on faisait de la musique jazz dans le forum pour animer l'endroit jusqu'à ce que le flics nous emmerdent en nous virant et cassant la gueule à notre guitariste. Il y avait à l'époque une carte postale à vendre où figuraient ma petite amie et moi! C'est quant même drôle comment le temps nous laisse abandonnés.

White Oleander said...

Stunning hotel de ville.