Tuesday, April 22, 2014

the market hall


This embellishment sits atop an old market hall that today is on the grounds of Clos Lucé.  This building of iron was designed by the company of Gustave Eiffel... yes, that Eiffel.

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  1. Lovely detail! I didn't know there was a market at le Clos Lucé!

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    1. It's no longer used as a market but is used for exhibitions.

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  2. Do not like the thing itself but very much the way you took it ! Eiffel était un précurseur dans ce domaine . I love the Eiffel Tower
    even if many people do not like it.
    Tess

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    1. As an engineer, I really do appreciate the tower... not only for its engineering feat but also for it's delicacy... if I dare describe it that way.

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  3. that little embellishment reminds me of a vegas showgirl head piece!

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    1. Here, it would be the Folies Bergère !

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  4. I can see the vegas headpiece quality to it... interesting how Eiffel's work is all over the map.

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    1. Yes, leading edge we would call it today.

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  5. Eiffel got around. I love his canal bridges (bridges going over canals) as well.

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    1. I just wish I could have his old TE apartment on the troisième étage !

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