Even though I have lived here for almost three years (one summer and 2.5 years in our current abode), I can still be taken aback by some of the sights here. Some bad, some good and some downright breath-taking. My all-time favorite building falls in catagory three. It's address is 29 Ave Rapp. It is about 2 minutes away from the American Library. We get to see it each time we go and I always stop to admire it and like good art, each time I see it I like it more and more. I also notice new things about it. It is worth a few minutes to really look at these pictures, there is just so much love and care that went into creating this building's facade.
I have always wondered, who? why? what in the hell? I mean, a TWO HEADED TURTLE? Luckily, google maps, led me in the right direction (ha ha pun intended). From locating the address on google maps, it appears I am not alone in my mild obsession with this art nouveau fantastic building. Many others have taken photos of it too and even credited the original designer Jules Aime Lavirotte. So, a simple google search of that name led me to more information about Jules. And voila, the guy designed at least nine other buildings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Lavirotte includes all the addresses and so, I will begin my quest to seek and find each of these mythical buildings in Paris.
I am pretty thrilled at the prospect, not gonna lie of a mini mission. As my favorite tv character would say, "Set a course" (Capt Janeway). Here is the first of nine (can't wait to get to Seven of Nine - another Star Trek reference tee-hee).
Nine Building Photo Series: One
Please click on the photo to open it up to it's original size and enjoy all of it's glorious details: