Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A good book

Nestled behind the Institut de France in St. Germain is a quiet, charming little park with some unusual features.Notice anything odd? cobblestones, trees, lanterns, benches......This fountain looks ok -charming even.Oh yes -the benches look like open books! I loved these whimsical places to sit and perhaps.....read!Just don't let the creepy statue of the monk across the street scare you away!

13 comments:

Scott Fazzini said...

What an adorable park, creepy monk and all!

pve design said...

I love that you are an "open book" and that you wear your heart on your sleeve!

Kwana said...

Creepy man made me smile. Thanks!

Renee Finberg said...

i wish i were there !!
(with my cafe and chocolate croissant)

xx

Laura Casey Interiors said...

My mother lived near there when she was a little girl, I have been in that park. Am loving all your Paris posts.

studioJudith said...

Book Benches !
Brilliant.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Laura -what a small world!

Thanks all -I just loved finding the little quirky and unusual things in Paris (and then share them here as inspiration!)

lady jicky said...

He is creepy! LOL

little augury said...

a good book deserves a great post! (another one) GT

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-Wonderful benches.

Anonymous said...

Hi, we just returned from Paris (ahhhh....) and, while there, visited this little park based upon your write up and pictures. It is so wonderful, such a peaceful little park. And those benches! Priceless. The park is called Square Gabriel Pierné, just so you all know, and the directions to get there are perfect. Paris is the best. Thank you again so much for letting us know about this, Greg

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Anon - glad you could find it and thanks for the information! I'll be heading back in May and plan on visiting Square Gabriel Pierné again!

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Greg, the one who earlier mentioned that the little park is called Square Gabriel Pierne. Just got back from Paris and wanted you to know I revisited the place...just wonderful. Oh, and the creepy dude statue is none other than Voltaire! So there you have it. He's probably leering at the park the way he is so that, with any luck, the birds can be scared away. :) Take care, all the best and au revoir! Greg