Friday, 25 November 2011

Gay Paris

Yes, back beside the Seine again last weekend, sun a-shining and have no idea what these really are but ain't they grand?
Have some characteristics of Victorian social housing but maybe its a bit too fancy for that.  It's close to the Gare du Lyon.
Had the strange experience of staying two nights in a building (Novotel Gare Du Lyon) which I half liked and half didn't. It seemed torn between two decades (no prizes for guessing the decade I was interested in) although all in all it was well executed, vigerous and all that....

actually it's not bad is it?
nice tiles


  1. Definitely social housing in first picture. These were mostly built in the 1930s, and were known as HBMs. No reason why they shouldn't be grand though - don't forget that even today a lot of 'social' housing in France is in fact for the middle classes.