Les Atlantes de l'avenue Daumesnil, Paris

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  • There is a building on Avenue Daumesnil, in the 12th arrondissement which is unique, by the symbolism it exudes. The central police station of the borough, is located in a stone-cut building, topped by a crown of 12 Atlantes carved on the attic, which caps the building. These representations are copies of michelangelo's work (1475-1564) which is in the Louvre. This original work, which dates from 1513, represents "A Dying Slave" by this famous inventor and sculptor. These Atlantes (Name of Titan, derived from Greek mythology) exude a sweetness and voluptuousness by their forms, such as the genius of Michelangelo reproduces its effects. Just below, the police station, which is almost barricaded with its large anti-ram blocks, its screened windows and its policemen in faction with bulletproof vests, is for me a striking contrast. If you want to see them at the right height, take the access staircase to the "Green Stream" promenade which is located on the old railway viaduct, side Rue de Rambouillet, after the bridge. This building, which dates from 1990, is the work of architect Manolo Nunez Yanowsky (born 1942) a follower of the postmodernist style. He is also a very active urban planner in France, Spain, Korea, etc. The building is serviced by the metro station "Reuilly Diderot" lines 1 and 8 .
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  • Out of all famus sight I discovered the street of art studious “Avenue Daumesnil“, It is long around 2 km and is connected to Bastille Square. On the right side of the street almoust entire lenght of ...  more »
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