Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hotel de Ville, Troyes, FR


I have been fascinated with the beautiful and often elaborate city halls in France.  This one in Troyes was so over the top with its fabulous blue doors and flowers.  You might even enjoy going here to pay your parking ticket ??
( Do they have parking tickets in France???)


14 comments:

Karl said...

Beautiful picture, I like it!
Greetings

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful composition.
And have a beautiful weekend.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, oh, oh, I love this {you knew I would, didn't you, V!} And yes, it would ease the pain of a parking ticket, something I doubt I'll ever have to worry about in Paris.

Shell Sherree said...

Or anywhere in France. Because I'm so law abiding, of course. :)

Paris Paul said...

A beautiful place to go and watch others pay parking tickets. (Yes, they do exist in France, especially Paris. I read that in 2003, 8 million fines were distributed and they usually begin at around $15-20.)

Alexa said...

I'll never get a parking ticket in France (or anywhere else) either—not because I'm so law-abiding like Shell though. I can picture a jolie mariée posing post-ceremony in front of these gorgeous doors. Wonderful shot, V!

Ninny said...

Makes me want to go to Sherwin Williams TODAY! Lovely shade of blue!!!

Liz

Maya said...

My parent's friends from there are visiting them right now. They keep encouraging us to go there (Troyes) and stay with these people in their B&B. It looks beautiful. Might be worth the trip!

claudine said...

Oui, nous avons des parcmètres en France! A Paris, il y en a presque dans toutes les rues maintenant!
Les couleurs de la porte de l'Hôtel de Ville et des fleurs sont magnifiques!

Amy said...

I wonder if they planted those flowers particularly to match the door. If so, good on them because it makes for a beautiful photo. :)

TheChieftess said...

Don't know about Paris but they have parking tickets in London!!! We saw a few cars with "boots" on them...with the explanation that they were overdue on their parking tickets!!! Had to pay the fines to move the car! One of the cars with the boot was a Bentley...and apparently, the same car had been booted many times before...ostensibly because he was visiting his lady friend all hours of the night and not bothering with permits...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Virginia, I have a thing for blue doors in France. Perhaps the original wood was exquisite but the blue just calls to me! The color-combo of the flower planters are to die for!

M said...

Why do I love this photo, let me count the ways ... It's gorgeous acrchitecture, it's a door, it's blue, it's full of flowers, did I mention that it was blue??? Must go to Troyes ... guess I'm just going to have to live in France for some time after retirement!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a door! I love the colour and the contast with the flowers.

Bien fait.