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Hôtel de Sully was originally designed by architect Jean Androuet du Cerceau (Famous French architect 1585 - 1649) in between 1625-1630 for financier Mesme Gallet. And it was purchased by the Duc de Sully Maximilien de Bethune (13 December 1560 – 22 December 1641), the Superintendent of Finances for King Henri IV (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610) who was assassinated in 1610. The Duc was a staunch Huguenot and the faithful right-hand man of the King. Hôtel de Sully was designated as a "monument historique" in 1862. The building houses today The Centre des Monuments Nationaux in Paris.

This is the third and the last of a series of images representing a snowy day in February. The first two photographs are taken during the early morning while the snow was still falling as I took a series of photos. The last photo was taken almost at the end of that day from the doorway mentioned in the Photographer’s Note last time. Everyday, the door that connects and separates La Place des Vosges from this beautiful semi public garden closes it's door at the end of the day. As I was in the process of taking this particular photo, an official was waiting for me to finish with this image. As I waited till the last moment, the windows of this house came to be illuminated in a golden colour. Built in 1620’s it has experienced many periods of transformations, Hôtel de Sully is still well and alive. The lights in the windows reassured me of his continuing existence. I left the edifice with a very fulfilling feeling.

I would like to dedicate this photo to Angshuman-san who is well known among the members. His skills and his dedicated commitment to photography have made the community a better place. I hope that he likes the image.

Please do check for the original saturation and the contrast in WS.

ikeharel, lakshmip1949, Cricri, fanni, danos, jlbrthnn, chanteuse, delpeoples, jhm has marked this note useful

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