ephemeral images from my parisphere
[and other oblique spheres...]
Thursday, March 12, 2009
ma bête favorite
my secret lion is perched high, shaded and half-hidden amidst a bountiful feast of ripened fruits... he is sated and watches me lazily as I cross over to the riverbank... as I venture to the other side across the Pont de Sully... he was once so blackened that I never noticed him, but when they finally cleaned off the Hôtel de Fieubet, he appeared like a royal vision... ever le roi de la jungle...
[Hôtel de Fieubet/Ecole Massillon...2, quai des Célestines...dates from the 16th century...acquired by Gaspard de Fieubet in 1676 (he was a chancellor of Queen Marie-Thérèse)...madly decorated by the Comte de la Valette after he bought it in 1858 (he published the Journal de l'Assemblée Nationale)...and subsequently occupied by l'école Massillon in 1877 to the present]
paris perishable paris imperfect paris intangible paris irreverent paris raw poetry paris in passing...
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