Saturday, August 20, 2005

Paris-Printemps Dept Store Mosaic Sign

Click the sign close-up to see more of the floral images in the mosaic. I wish I'd have had my 10X camera with me on this day, just had a 3X.

This beautiful mosaic sign on the face of the huge cupola atop the Printemps Haussmann Department Store in Paris is situated so that the sunlight lites it up and it is just fabulous. Considering the age of the building and the cupola, it just goes to show what a good investment mosaics are for a sign that provides a good long-term ROI.

The store was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot, the Printemps was designed by Paul S├ędille. The 1865 facade and 1923 cupola are classified historical monuments.

Printemps Haussmann
64, boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
Tel : (00.33).

Getting There:
Metro : Havre Caumartin
RER A : Auber
RER E : Haussmann St-Lazare
Bus : 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 53, 66, 68, 80, 81, 94, 95


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