Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ministry of Culture and Communication of France

On the way from Cafe Etienne Marcel to Colette, I happen to encounter the strange-looking building at the corner of Rue Croix des Petits Champs and Rue Saint Honore.

(viewed from Rue Croix des Petits Champs)

I am approaching from the back side. I wonder what this building is for, and I first feel surprised and then find it making sense after learning that it is for the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France.

The internet search reveals that architects named Francis Soler and Frédéric Druot designed this government building. Here is the architect's own account of how they designed it.
(viewed from Rue Saint Honore)

(This is the second blog post on the weekend trip to Paris in 2010. Click here to the next entry.)

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