Friday, January 11, 2013

La galerie numismatique




Located at the Jardin du Palais Royal, the Galerie Numismatique specializes in vintage medals, awards and coins.  I always stop for a look in the window. Another shop I should explore. Maybe I'll do that when I get my nerve to pop in to Didier Ludot next door!

12 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

A very interesting shop, I like the colors of the medals, beautiful indeed!
Léia

ALAIN said...

Ces hochets se distribuent encore. C'est vraiment dérisoire.

M said...

Beautiful colors!

Katherine said...

I like these types of things, it makes me wonder who they were pinned on and what that experience was like.
There is so much more than the artistic nature that they now lend.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ditto what Katherine said Virginia, so much history attached to medals oui!

JoeinVegas said...

Images of those old Frenchmen in pressed suits with rows of medals on their chests -

Kristie Franklin said...

I love the blue medal in the last photo! It's gorgeous! :)

Have a great weekend, V. :)

Alexa said...

One of my favorite shops too, V—but I'm strictly a lèche-vitrine here!

James said...

Now this brings back lots of good memories!
Every time I've been to Paris my apartment was at 30 rue Montpensier just a few doors away from these shops.
I'll be in Paris again soon but this time in different apartment.

Starman said...

I would NEVER visit a shop of this type! Just as I do not like war, neither do I like the symbols of war!

Virginia said...

Starman,
I never imagined these was WAR symbols, more aristocracy, they're so elaborate, but what do I know.

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe if I wore one of those on my sport coat, people would really think that I'm a BFD?
Bon weekend, V de B