Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Marquise


In French the word "marquise" has two meanings. The most common use is for a French noblewoman ranking above a countess and below a duchess, and who is usually the wife of a marquis.
The second meaning is for a glass canopy standing above a door like this gorgeous marquise on a 16th arrondissement chic building.

7 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe for the October 1 Theme day, you show have contrasted the two meanings of "Marquise!" A chic marquise indeed from the 16th!

Hilda said...

Magnificent!

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful beyond belief.

Virginia said...

Well that's pretty gorgeous. I thought for a minute it was the blue one I featured a few weeks ago! :) Actually I like your black one even better. I also like that pattern in the stone that you see from time to time around Paris. I think it resembles brain coral. What shall we put up together tomorrow Laurent? LOL!!
V

kavita said...

Every nook,every corner of your city is gorgeous...this is a magnificent photo.

thingsIlove said...

Your blog is great. Thank you for sharing all those photos if your city!

StyleSpy said...

Oh, that's stunning.

In America we also use the word "marquise" to describe a specific cut of diamond: it's an oval with pointed ends. Very delicate and feminine, like the one in your photo.