Monday, July 16, 2007

Louvre Columns

As promised, pictures of columns at the Louvre.

A close-up of the bee detail:

The next two photos aren't of columns, but these ceiling arches have similar details and are in much better condition since they are sheltered from the weather.

A detail of the above column, twining snakes:

Hope these provide plenty of quilt design inspiration.


sewprimitive karen said...

Love the succulent leaves at the top of the column.

Anonymous said...

OH Thank you so are inspiring me to start this project now!!!!!
maybe I need a trip to Paris to further study my idea :)
Kathie in NJ

Tazzie said...

You're living in an amazing place Tonya, there is eye candy everywhere! Thank you so much for sharing.

Ms. Jan said...

I'm always amazed by your photos. What type of camera do you use? They are outstanding!

Diane said...

Your photos are always amazing--such detail! When my son went to Paris with a high school tour, he came home with lots of standard pictures, but very little detail. Every time you post about Paris, I want to grab him and ask, "Didn't you see anything like this?"

JennyDillyAnna said...

The pictures are so beautiful. Wish I could have a rubbing. :) I've been thinking about columns lately, thanks for the push.

Candy Schultz said...

Wow. Do you think those are hand carved?

Magpie Sue said...

Can you imagine anyone in the US putting this kind of detail in/on the facade of a building anymore? I can't. Even if they *could* afford it.

atet said...

Beautiful. As much as I appreciate and enjoy modern design, you can't deny that buildings that are heavily decorated like this one are absolutely inspiring as well.