" The Place Stanislas
Until the mid- 17th century, a vast esplanade separating the Old Town and the New Town of Nancy. Stanislas Leszczynski , the former king of Poland, became Duke of Lorraine in 1737 , will project to establish a place to honor and glorify his son King Louis XV of France . First of all French royal places , it sanctifies the Royal brand image while hosting the popular festivities.
For this site, Stanislas and his architect Emmanuel Héré chose an ideal place for their project. Marshal de Belle- Isle, military leader of the fortress , there was a long time opposition. In March 1752 , officially laid the foundation stone of the first pavilion and Place Royale solemnly inaugurated in November 1755.
At the center of this square stood a bronze statue , the work of sculptors GUIBAL Bartholomew and Paul- Louis Cyfflé representing Louis XV dressed in antique. The statue disappeared and allegories to the Revolution and it was not until 1831 that inaugurated a new statue of Stanislas ( implementing the " Prix de Rome " Jacquot ) .
All around the square, Emmanuel Héré built pavilions same classical order, punctuated by playing a colossal order. It is to the south, the grand façade of the Town Hall which is decorated weapons of Stanislas and the emblem of the city of Nancy . It is to the east , the Grand Hotel , formerly the flag of Intendant Alliot and Opera Nancy and Lorraine , formerly Hotel Farms and west Jacquet flag and the Museum of Fine Arts which housed at the time of Stanislas , the College of Medicine. North , where stood the curtain uniting strongholds Vaudémont and Haussonville , Emmanuel Héré conceived the " low side " limited to only first level of the other pavilions, for reasons of military defense.
Grids Jean Lamour uniting the buildings to each other by their shape and decoration testify , with fountains of Neptune and Amphitrite made by Bartholomew GUIBAL , the rock art .
In 2005, after two years of work , Place Stanislas, now completely pedestrianized , regains its original splendor , with a clear pavement with two diagonal black cobblestones still structure the space . The grids are restored , as well as decorative elements and buildings that surround it . "
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Silvio1953 (115095) 2014-05-23 7:43
Ciao Magaly, bell'autoritratto in un favoloso riflesso reso ancor più affascinante dal grandangolo, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
snunney (78789) 2014-05-23 8:14
A fascinating composition that makes excellent use of this interesting reflection. I like very much the light and colours and the painterly quality. Thanks for sharing.
tenretin (2209) 2014-05-23 9:46
Salut Narcisse !
Bonne idée, très bien réalisée, avec un petit coté picturale pour les batiments.
Bien vu !
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-05-23 21:15
Love your bold idea, of course shooting the picture across like this has good dramatic value so you've ended up with a fine & atmospheric picture. Aren't we lucky to see things differently otherwise the world would certainly be boring, perhaps it is how a fish sees the world or simply fish's world perspective! This is a good proof that our world is spherical after all! Not to everyone's taste perhaps, but just and it is nice to see something different and out of the box image, unusual but great effect. Hat off to inspiration and creativity. Something different to open our eyes, so it becomes justified!! Splendid capture and tfs.
jjcordier (72614) 2014-05-23 22:38
On n'est jamais si bien servi que par soi même! Jolie exploitation de cette surface réfléchissante qui permet de te situer au milieu de la célèbre place.
mohammad_H (8677) 2014-05-23 23:50
Beautiful and magnificent
Fantasy with beautiful background
Nicou (115280) 2014-05-24 9:09
quel reflet et iamge sueprbe vue et compo quel effet de bombement et rondeur sueprbe effet et cpatage très bien vu.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (79362) 2014-05-24 14:05
Well observed and captured.
A capture with perfect technique and great effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend,
SnapRJW (28894) 2014-05-29 10:57
Hello Magaly - I like the grungy look of this shot, the colours work well too. The reflection of the architecture is nicely smudged but there is enough clarity for me to understand what I am looking at.
Well balanced and creative.
sevy (15287) 2014-05-30 0:42
Il faut bien s'amuser de temps en temps.
Une photo originale par le rendu courbe qui donne une vue peu courante et donc son intérêt.
Le recadrage en format carré est pertinent car la composition finale s'y inscrit bien.
ourania (25508) 2014-05-31 8:54
a lovely, creative picture that attracts instantly with its originality and makes your linger. I like very much how the perspective and the colours have assumed a new character in the full frame reflection. It's also stunning how deep and detailed the cityscape looks. Your dual role as photographer and model is very intriguing too. You've made the most of the metallic texture, the colours are consistent and atmospheric. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
benenuts (234) 2014-06-01 4:07
belle idée de cette prise qui ne donne pas l’impression d'être plus tôt un tableau
L'artiste peut se permettre d'être narcissiste.
Jabawookie (66) 2014-06-03 15:12
j'adore aussi bien le titre que la photo, très originale, bien composée et bien pensée,
merci pour le partage,
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (2415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Réflexions [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-23 7:37