Cour d'Honneur at the Palais Royal

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Cour d'Honneur at the Palais Royal

I think the courtyard at the Palais Royal, "Cour d'Honneur" is a prime example of what's great about Paris. There's the palace that was built in 1629, that now coexists with a 20th century sculptural installation, that contemporary families use as a skate park. So many spaces in Paris preserve the culture but acquire new and distinct layers of innovation, while retaining their usefulness to the public. Ancient and modern, grand and practical all at once. "The Cour d'Honneur" contains 280 black and white striped columns installed by Daniel Buren in 1986.

19 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sush

I am hoping to visit Paris soon…you have given me so many places to put on my list of delights!

Merci~

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

I agree…it is a greta demonstration of old and new cohabiting beautifully.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Yba

Excellent strip series.
I love your photographs :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

One of my favorite places in Paris. When I was there last, last spring, I caught the tail end of a fun fashion shoot and stayed to watch kids whizzing about on rollerblades, bikes, and self-propelled scooters. Took some fun pictures. I'll have to dig them up and maybe finally process them.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Paris Paul

It's such an infinitely photographable place. Your story reminds me of how it took the French some time to accept the Pyramide du Louvre and I think they're finally gettign used to this! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

I do believe my first date involved a quick jaunt across the columns :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Pink Princess

Lovely photos as always!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lauren

Thank you for posting this! My brother just sent me a picture of himself here two days ago, but I had no clue where he was!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lindsey –

Nice! I can picture that. ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jimmy

Looks awesome! And, frankly, I've always wondered how can a simple tilt in one's view point can make certain things look soooo much different.

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