It’s been a long cold winter in Paris, but we can feel spring will be coming soon, so March could be a good time to go for a walk in Parc de Sceaux, and visit a great outdoor exhibition.
Images & Magies d’Architectures offers a delightful journey through a hundred year time and all around the world.
Great photographers shooting great buildings
The Maypole by Edward Steichen
…or historical places :
Berlin Wall by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lucien Hervé made an almost abstract image of a building by Le Corbusier
René Burri gives an enchanting look to this chapel by Le Corbusier
… and makes a Mexico Farm look like a painting :
Gustave le Gray took this picture of the ancient ruins of Karnak in 1867
and over a century later, Emile Luidr made a work of art of Paris dull (but photogenic) Parvis de la Défense
It ‘s interesting to see an ancient mosque and a futurist museum side by side
Good photographers create beautiful images out of bad architecture
Ivry seen by Robert Doisneau
Stéphane Conturvi took this picture of a Korean modern building in Seoul in 2000, and just across the alley is a picture of Courbevoie by Rémi Lidereau :
Which shows that French suburbian architecture is just as dull.
But this Dubai Hotel by Frank Gehry is magic, as his Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
An anonymous artist gives us this picture of Paris during the International Exhibition in 1900 :
and another one this great example of 1925 style in architecture :
Fritz Hoger building in Berlin 1924
And if, just like me, you love Alfred Hitchcock‘s films as well as architecture and photography, this is for you:
Eric de Mare took this picture of Forth Bridge in Scotland, which plays a major part in the 39 steps ( great english film of 1935)
… as well as this gorgeous house by Frank Lloyd Wright : Hitchcock made a copy of it near Mount Rushmore to be the home of the bad guy in North by Northwest (great american film of 1959)
Images & s d’architectures, up to March 31, Parc de Sceaux, open daily from 7.30 AM up to 7 PM, free entrance. RER B station Bourg-la-Reine and Parc de Sceaux.