Friday, November 1, 2013

November City Daily Photo theme day - "heights"


Every first of the month the bloggers of City Daily Photo post a photo according to a theme and this month the theme is "heights".  So my interpretation is this stairwell in a shopping gallery (the predecessor to the US shopping mall) in nearby Nantes where you can go to new heights both literally and figuratively.  The combination of wood stairs and cast metal risers I found to be be very interesting (not to mention the hand rails).  Find other interpretations by the other CDP bloggers here.

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  1. Beautiful stairs, a great way to go up....

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    1. I confess I enjoyed the architecture of the gallery (or, passage) in general more than the shops. But don't tell the shop owners that.

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  2. That reminds me of the staircases inside the "halles" that use to exist in the middle of Paris. There is one last example in Nogent sur Marne called Pavillon Baltard. I like the way they're used river pebbles for the filler. I think I've been to that gallery. Do you know its name? And have you been to La Cigale for breakfast? You could get some lovely shots there!

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    1. The gallery in Nantes is the Passage Pommeraye and was built in 1840. It's a really interesting place with it glass roof and such. I have not been to La Cigale except to walk in front of it. I just looked at their web site, and wow, I guess I'll need to go have breakfast there!

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  3. what a beautiful set of steps and i love your perspective!

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    1. Those steps are beautiful as is the entire gallery (or passage). And it was built in 1840 !

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  4. You have a wonderful shot here. I would be climbing those stairs slowly, enjoying their design all the way up :).

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    1. I did exactly that ! Taking pics as I went of course.

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  5. Really interesting and striking contribution to the theme day. Have a good weekend!

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  6. Goodness, I've not seen stairs like this before. How very French to find something so unique in a shopping centre :)

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    1. This passage (covered shopping) is a classic. Built in 1840 !

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