Thursday, February 3, 2011

Art on the balcony


This statue is a reproduction of the dying slave by Michelangelo that you can find in the Louvre Museum. In fact there are 12 statues on top of this building designed by Spanish architect Manuel Núñez Yanowsky and located on the corner of Rue de Rambouillet and Avenue Daumesnil in the 12th arrondissement. The building is a Police office and I remember posting a picture of it in October 2009. This time I liked the contrast with the next building which has a much classical design. Always should look up when walking in Paris !

7 comments:

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I saw this building last summer from the Promenade Plantée. I love those statues.

Luis Gomez said...

Love it. Thank you for showing this one.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I agree, Laurent... You will miss some amazing sights unless you "look up" in Paris... like this one.

Bises,
G

Virginia said...

Mary has tried to get me there for photographs numerous times. I'm regretting that I've not seen it in person. This one looks as if he's outgrown his surroundings! :)
V

Gunn said...

You have eyes for beautiful details!
Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

I've learned that you have to look up wherever you are...there is so much to see.

LimogesBoxCollector said...

One of the things I love about Paris is the magnificent statues all over the city!