Sunday, December 9, 2007

Art Nouveau Run Amok

Just had to share this image of an apartment building door on Avenue Rapp in the 7th arrondissement, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. What you can't see are the two giant oxen heads holding up the third floor loggia. If you look closely, you'll see that the door handle is a salamander. This 1901 building was designed by Jules Lavirotte. I go by it every other week or so and always have to stop and gawk.

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