12 February 2014
Parc Monceau (revisited), 8th arrondissement
I've already written about a number of the features of the wonderful Parc Monceau, but I felt that it was worthy of another post. The original creation of the painter, engraver, playwright and landscape architect Louis de Carmontelle (1717–1806) – often simply called Carmontelle – Parc Monceau was designed for the Duke of Chartres in the final quarter of the 18th century. Some original features remain, although it has changed a great deal since then.
The rotunda is by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736–1806).
The Corinthian colonnade is from Saint-Denis church, which was destroyed in 1719.
The Egyptian pyramid (1778).
LE 22 OCTOBRE 1797
RÉALISA À PARTIR D'UN BALLON LIBRE
LA PREMIÈRE DÉSCENTE EN PARACHUTE
ON 22 OCTOBER 1797
EXECUTED FROM AN AIR BALLOON
THE FIRST PARACHUTE DESCENT
The Italian bridge, or Petit-Pont.
A newer addition, representing an earthquake.
Hôtel à insectes. I'd noticed a very different insect hotel in Auvers, although I don't think I've noticed any elsewhere.
My other Parc Monceau post is below:
First Parc Monceau post