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Limoges Porcelain

 

Paying homage to the porcelain and enamel industry of Limoges, France, this Pavillion du Verdurier was built in 1919 by Roger Gonthier.

It's an octagonal art-deco building decorated with mosaics and porcelain, topped with a copper cupola.

 

Or were thinking more along these lines?  :)

 


Limoges Porcelain

 

Paying homage to the porcelain and enamel industry of Limoges, France, this Pavillion du Verdurier was built in 1919 by Roger Gonthier.

It's an octagonal art-deco building decorated with mosaics and porcelain, topped with a copper cupola.

 

Or were thinking more along these lines?  :)

 


comments (57)

  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 01:13
that looks very artsy.. cities should try having these adorn their surroundings.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Now that would be something, to see one of these in every city of the world, Rian. I like that idea! smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 01:17
lovely textures on this lovely struture!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Liang. Thanks.
That is so pretty. I am going to tile the backsplash in my new kitchen and I find this quite inspireing.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling it has been inspiring to a lot of people over time, Gail! Thanks for stopping by again.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Aug 2010, 02:01
What a gorgeous bit of tiling.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Ray. Thanks.
What a spectacular building. Would love to see more of it.
Ginnie Hart: I think it's used for art exhibitions, Larry. What a place to have them! Thanks.
Wow! This looks beautiful. I'd love to see this "in the flesh" and acturally touch it. Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Now that I think of it, Sheila, I never even thought of touching it, but I can imagine how smooth it'd feel. Can you imagine a whole building built like that! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Aug 2010, 05:30
smile love the link, it was a great place and in the reflection you see the Tudor style, it was all over Limoges.
Wonderful detail and treatment.
Ginnie Hart: I'll never forget that city, MLMA. It was a beauty from beginning to end. We have so many wonderful memories! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • rem_la
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 05:41
magnifique batiment comme en en fait helas plus !
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a beauty to behold, Rem. Merci.
I love these compositions in mosaic, I always think if I would have the patience to compose one
Ginnie Hart: It would take incredible patience and skill, Fabrizio, to tile a whole building like this. It really is quite amazing. Grazie.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 07:11
Is that place not amazingly beautiful! Love your shot!
Ginnie Hart: It just happened to be next to where we parked our car on that quiet Sunday, Martie. Suddenly, it just appeared before our eyes. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2010, 07:18
Oh, I love art- deco- and this building is a wonderful example you emphasized in a beautifully fitting way by your processing!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, dear Philine. It was quite a surprise to see when we stepped out of our car after parking that quiet Sunday. It was just there before our very eyes! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Aug 2010, 07:20
Well done Roger. Ginnie, do you think the Germans got him in the end?
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope not, Louis! Man, the thought! Thank God this is still in tact.
Fancy looking place , reminds me of an old fashion pub in England.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I can see it, Mick. smile
It looks a wonderful building Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Quite fitting for that city, Bill, I'm sure. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Aug 2010, 07:59
This is charming Ginnie: I love these glazed & patterned ceramic tiles
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. And to think the entire 8 sides look like that!
Very pretty. Makes me (also) think of Gaudy.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. Thanks for the reminder, Wim. Gaudi would be impressed, I'm sure. smile
thjat porcelain is true art to me, as is this photo
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Chantal, and thank you.
  • Amir
  • Iran
  • 4 Aug 2010, 09:17
really nice piece of art.
have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Amir, for stopping by and commenting.
What incredible decorative work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Chad. It really is unbelieveable.
Oh my! This is so beautiful! This would be beautiful to see in person.
Ginnie Hart: You could certainly make a lot of limoges boxes out of it, Mary. smile Thanks.
Highly artistic isn't it?? I love buildings like that, and their history!!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Marion. I hope it stays around for a long time!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 4 Aug 2010, 10:51
wow what a great looking building
Ginnie Hart: I know, Vintage. Not something you see around every corner, for sure!
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2010, 11:09
what an amazing building, i can't imagine having to build that, today's builders sheets of drywall are too small lol beautiful picture!!! thank you!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Elaine. It's hard to imagine this kind of workmanship existing anywhere anymore. Thank you.
A composition well successful and of a returned good,Bravo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland. Merci.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Aug 2010, 11:14
good compo
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra.
I love mosaics. Great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Albert. Thank you.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 4 Aug 2010, 11:34
I love this kind of art. They really put their hearts and minds into this handwork.
Ginnie Hart: Hearts and minds and hands, Scarlet. I can't imagine seeing snyone doing this now!
  • Sunder
  • Chennai, India
  • 4 Aug 2010, 11:51
Superb composition.
Love the colours and the pattern,texture...
Great Picture.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sunder. It really is amazing work!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 12:48
What a beautifully decorated and ornate building so well captured
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely the epitome of ornate, JJ. smile Thanks.
Wonderful capture, Ginnie. Love the subtle colour. It looks like an amazing building. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rox. It was just sitting there with no particular fanfare.
Interesting one, Ginnie - love that floral decoration!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely interesting, Tom. Not something we see very often, for sure.
Some very arty tiling work there Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Brian. smile
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 14:45
wonderful details ! such a perfect DOF !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mariana. It's hard to imagine anyone building something like this now!
What a wonderful "welcome to Limoges" sight for you when you got out of the car Ginnie. Beautiful looking building and nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Janet! We were quite thrilled. It was a Sunday morning and no one was around, so it felt abandoned. But I understand it's used for art exhibitions. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 4 Aug 2010, 16:15
I love structures where tile is used by artists. Nice to be able to see it through your lens.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. Moasaic work has always fascinated me...the planning ahead and visualizing the whole thing. It would have been amazing to see it in progress.
I love the designs. The artist must have been a special guy.
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Michael. Very creative and forward-thinking! Thanks.
Very nice details here. Thank you for this shot
Ginnie Hart: You're so welcome, Calusarus. This is where we often get our inspiration, from the artists of the past!
  • Puna
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 19:20
Oooh...beautiful. I like all kinds of intricate shiney things, especially buildings. So unexpected!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Puna. That's what we thought...so unexpected. And so inspiring. Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2010, 20:04
wow, what lovely designs. my cup of tea.
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Maria. Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 4 Aug 2010, 20:18
It's really beautiful, these tiles are superb. Magnificent shot. Good evening.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder how long it took them to build this, Tede! Thanks.
wow they got carried away with the tiles, must have got them cheap, great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Derek. Well, it WAS in Limoges, after all. smile Thanks.
Wow, superb tiling. It reminds me of Victorian gin palaces like the infamous Crown bar in Belfast.

It's great that you included the window to lighten the arch with reflected light.
Ginnie Hart: I always love your comments, George, and the extra tidbits of information. Thank you.
Utterly beautifull patterns ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Krims, for stoppog by and commenting!
Superb photo with colours are very beautiful. It's a very nice composition. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As always, Antoine, Merci. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2010, 00:58
Such gorgeous mosaic work. Love the colors..how you've framed this. Wonderful!!
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine someone building this today, Marcie?! Thanks.
goodness that is pretty! It's so rare to see such detail and color on a structure!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Heather. I can't imagine anyone trying to build such a structure today! Thanks.
A lovely composition Ginnie, with beautiful detail and tones...this is a marvelsmile
Ginnie Hart: It really is a marvel, Pavan. I wonder if anyone could build such a structure today? Thanks.
A bit too busy for me, but also plenty of opportunities for photographerssmile
Ginnie Hart: I certainly wouldn't want to call it my home, Nigel. smile Thanks.
What a fabulous capture Ginnie. Well done indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 5 Aug 2010, 12:55
Amazing. Have a nice day smile
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Foto'S. Thanks.
Wow, what an amazing building, great capture of the detail smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda, and it's great to see you back!
  • rags
  • 5 Aug 2010, 15:33
It looks so beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Kanyi. Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 5 Aug 2010, 17:09
Great shot Ginnie....light, composition....all of the previous comments..... and these flowers should last for a few more centuries....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. I do hope this stands for a long time to come!
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 5 Aug 2010, 19:41
artistic structural and nice textures..
the colors are enjoyable and the mood here is nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, TM. It's quite the structure.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2010, 21:42
you are near me? I live in Perpignan
Ginnie Hart: Wow, are you serious, Oscar?! I had no idea. This was all new for me. smile Thanks.
Magnifique!!Quelle belle faƧade!!
AmitiƩs de France:CLAIRE
Ginnie Hart: I think you could use it for one of your backgrounds, Claire. grin Merci.
  • Paule
  • New York
  • 8 Aug 2010, 07:17
Very nice composition.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule, for stopping by and commenting.

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