Thursday, February 02, 2006

From my postcard collection # 2

Le Trocadéro
Vintage postcard by Cavallini & Co., San Francisco

Le Palais du Trocadéro was constructed by the architect Gabriel Davioud and inaugurated in 1878 for the Universal Exhibition. For some time it was a venue for various society events like art exhibitions, concerts and public ceremonies. It was destroyed in 1937. The Pallais de Chaillot now stands in its place. A crying shame, imo. (More images here.)

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(Special thanks to the contessa for help with the research on this magnificent structure from the past.)


Anonymous said...

I agree with you, it was so much more beautiful than the palais de Chaillot... I wonder what crazy fit took them to destroy this.


imogen_ph said...

why don't we ask the french?

oh wait, you are a frenchie! well? *taps fingers on tabletop*