16.12.13

The Philippe-Auguste Wall again ... and again


I have already several times talked about the wall that surrounded Paris, built between 1190 and 1210, and named after the King Philippe-Auguste (1165-1223). See all my Philippe-Auguste posts here.


I found another trace, well hidden – but also well saved and protected – in a modern building, close to where many other remains can be found, if you manage to open doors and gates. You can find this one in a little alley, named after the photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986). 



10 comments:

Vagabonde said...

I am pleased that you can manage to open doors and gates – and then show what you find back to us. Merci!

Je suis contente que tu puisses ouvrir les portes et les grilles ou portirons – et puis de nous montrer ce que tu as vu. Thanks!

lyliane said...

J'en ai vu un morceau sur un coin de rue, ça doit être rue des Francs Bourgeois, mais tu as su fouiner pour en trouver encore plusieurs morceaux!

Thérèse said...

J'aime beaucoup cette traque "au Mur."

Cergie said...

Ce mur d'enceinte est bien plus ancien que les catacombes, il est aussi moins connu... et visité. Il faut être bien privilégié pour en avoir les clefs...

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting and you got wonderful pictures and perspectives.
Have a nice week dear Peter!
hugs
Léia

Jeanie said...

Your maps are fantastic! Thanks for following the trail and sharing it!

Alain said...

Si je comprends bien, tu en as fait le tour.

claude said...

Alain me fera toujours rire.
C'est très bien d'avoir conservé ces partie de ce mur. Tu es un chercheur des vestiges, Peter, Bravo !

Studio at the Farm said...

Interesting post, Peter. It's amazing there are still segments of those old walls after so much time.

Catherine said...

What a great find...