Saturday, January 28, 2012

Samedi Signes - Palais Royal


Never noticed this lovely old sign the other zillion times I've walked through the gardens there. 

13 comments:

martinealison said...

Un lieu magnifique...
Gros bisous

Joe said...

Such a contrast V Royal with grunge. I like it.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always love the find of old signs!

Janey and Co. said...

Love it!

Ann said...

Wonderful...

I am loving the distressed paint,
makes it look more valuable and cool at the same time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wonder what makes you 'see' something that you've walked past many times before. I know I've done it myself! Glad you spotted it this time Virginia.

Starman said...

I like it when they put a new sign under the old sign.

Malyss said...

Do you know the french song for kids:"Le palais royal est un beau palais, où les jeunes filles sont à marier"..?

ALAIN said...

Ainsi nommé parce qu'au roi n'y a jamais habité.

Harriet said...

Great find!

Jack said...

It has the charm of being "real" and well used and loved.

So, you wouldn't ride a bike with a camera? I suppose I do because of my superior coordination and athleticism.

Maria O. Russell said...

In his will Richelieu left the Palais-Cardinal (Palais Royal) to Louis XIII., " the intention of the Cardinal being that it will serve as a residence for his Majesty and his successors or for heirs of the Crown, having built this palace at such expense with that design." Louis XIII only lived for a few months after his great minister, and at his death, Anne of Austria, who became Regent for her son Louis XIV., moved from the uncomfortable Louvre to the new palace, fitted, as the house agents would say, with all modern conveniences. The child King was very happy there...

Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia and his wife Katarina, daughter of the King of Württemberg made the Palais Royal their home during the reign of Napoleon III.

They restored the dilapidated palace to its former splendor(the Bonapartes always cleaning up after the messy Bourbons)

Shell Sherree said...

It's a beauty, V. And looks especially lovely with the colour of the shutter nearby.