Monday, September 19, 2011

Photo of the Day

So here is the next installment. This one really caught my eye and made me fish out my camera like a tourist... so glad I did! AR

UPDATE: Well there were no takers on this one, but here you go. This is an un usual tile detail from the facade of a Parisian townhouse at 27 bis Quai Anatole France.
The structure was designed by Richard Bouwens van der Boije in 1905. It is a rather restrained version of art nouveau but the yellow tiles really pop. The round ceramic tiles of the facade were concieved as stylized flowers and are the handiwork of the formidable ceramicists Gentil et Bourdet. Bouwens went on to design the public rooms of the Normadie! You learn something new each and every day.

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