Paris, city of telamones and caryatids!

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Apr 5th, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Paris, city of telamones and caryatids!

I hope you didn't have to look up those words!

Anyway, I thought some of you could use a different take on some of the details of Paris other than the previously mentioned 'space invaders.'

I have therefore taken a few pictures of these architectural elements, which you can see in all of the elegant areas of the city (and therefore not in my own neighborhood).

http://tinyurl.com/yh5oo79
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Apr 5th, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Wow, another great series of pics. These are the little touches that I like about Paris architecture. And, I will admit, had no idea what the words meant.
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Apr 5th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Your pictures always amaze, amuse and excite me. They make the wait for my MAY trip agonizing.
Thanks again.
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Apr 5th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Apr 6th, 2010, 05:47 AM
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The police station ones are amazing and wonderful. What a sense of humour the architect must have had!
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Apr 6th, 2010, 06:07 AM
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It is actually 12 reproductions of Michaelangelo's "The Dying Slave" -- the original is in the Louvre.

The architect was Manolo Nunez-Yanowsky.
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Apr 6th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Fascinating photos, kerouac. Thanks for sharing!

I've photographed many of these, but never knew what they represented. Off to google now....
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Apr 6th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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I've always thought of these columns as caryatids and atlantes. You just taught me "telamones".

Thanks for sharing!
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Jul 13th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Some of you traveling with kids might want to have them keep an eye out for caryatids.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Thanks, Kerouac! Your photos are always fascinating. I am going to search for caryatids and telamones in Texas.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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So glad this thread came back - now I have even more things to look out for next week...............Eek! Next week!!!
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Jul 13th, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Thanks kerouac for sharing. Will be in Paris the 29th and can't wait to start observing with a more educated eye! Can hardly wait
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Sep 24th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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For no particular reason, I thought this might be a good thread to bump for people who are looking for different things to see in Paris as they wander the city.
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Sep 24th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Thanks kerouac! I missed this thread the first time. Very nice!
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Sep 25th, 2013, 02:46 AM
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Thanks for sharing this architecture. I see many beautiful and intriguing works of arts but don't always know what I'm actually seeing. I loved Paris. After 7 years I'm hoping to return next Spring.
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