Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"old" Orléans

I was recently in Orléans, a city upstream from Amboise on the Loire that is steeped in French history and culture.  Meandering around I was astounded to see this building that anyone in the States would say, "oh that must be in New Orleans" (Louisiana).  I wish I knew the history of architecture well enough to understand who is copying whom.  Any theories ?


  1. When you are wandering through Barcelona streets in Spain, you have two types of buildings: the very wealthy ones along the remblas and main avenues crossing the town from west to east and north to south; and all the other buildings look like this one although with a spanish touch, embellished with plenty of wrought iron and plants.

  2. I cannot wait to see the architecture of Barcelona. I think like New Orleans, there is a lot of variety of styles. I have seen many photos of Barcelona and know it must be a wonderful place to visit. So many beautiful places... so little time.