Saturday, July 2, 2022

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--LA SAMARITAINE, PARIS


 Here's what the Internet says about La Samaritaine: "Founded in 1870, La Samaritaine is an icon of Paris, emblematic of the Second Empire's era and the emergence of this new architectural typology that would revolutionize retail: the department store. What started as a small shop expanded to a series of buildings occupying two urban blocks at one end of Pont Neuf. The architectural monument is the site of an interplay of Art Nouveau and Art Deco elements."

I actually did  not go inside; I preferred to spend my time in Paris outdoors.  

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

1 comment:

R's Rue said...

Absolutely beautiful.
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