Knights to the fore !!!

Posted by
Franz (Baden, Austria) on 22 February 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The ornate and elaborate metal framings of these dormer windows on the roof of the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris resemble knights in full armour ready to advance. A suitable ornament for this military complex, I think!

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful, Franz, and as you you point out, extremely elaborate.

22 Feb 2018 6:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles fenêtres de toit superbe captage et quelle forme fantastique.

22 Feb 2018 8:26am

Gérard from Allauch, France

They remind me young birds which wait for the beakful the wide open beak (especially the first one)

22 Feb 2018 8:39am

@Gérard: I like the comparison with baby birds!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh génial

22 Feb 2018 9:34am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu ! Merci du partage!

22 Feb 2018 9:40am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Imposing image in contrasting b/w.

22 Feb 2018 9:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

OH, gorgeous !!

22 Feb 2018 9:45am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very suitable, as is the monochrome and tight framing. A beautiful ornate craftsmanship that puts the vast majority of contemporary buildings to shame.

22 Feb 2018 2:57pm

@Rick: I don't think there are too many craftsmen around today who could execute this kind of metal work!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SOmber and intimidating - I like the dark treatment!

22 Feb 2018 3:01pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful details !!!

22 Feb 2018 3:03pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These three are very impressive captures. A strong photo.

22 Feb 2018 4:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent decoration on the facade... Great shot!

22 Feb 2018 5:24pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and B&W !

22 Feb 2018 5:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What beautiful architectural detail that envelop these dormer windows!! Had you not said they were metal, I would have thought they were concrete and would have been amazed that they are still intact and in great shape. Great capture!

22 Feb 2018 6:59pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven! Unfortunately, there aren't many craftsmen today who could do this kind of metal work!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have never seen such ornate dormer windows. Wow.

22 Feb 2018 8:42pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic Frank. I did not visit the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. Thanks for sharing.

22 Feb 2018 10:44pm

@Ana Lúcia: Obrigado, Ana Lúcia! Maybe next time ...

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is great. Three interesting looking fellows.

22 Feb 2018 11:11pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

but a chess board has only two of the same color!

23 Feb 2018 12:38am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Excellent detail and looking very ominous too!

23 Feb 2018 2:28am

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

Excellent shot of those peculiar dormer windows. The B&W is great.

24 Feb 2018 7:12pm

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

Very nice shot !

26 Feb 2018 10:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

how wonderfully bizarre

28 Feb 2018 12:21pm

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