An allegorical representation of Time adorns the five floors of the 18 Rue Perrée in the 3rd arrondissement. Dated 1908, it is the work of sculptor Jules Louis Rispal and represents the different times of the day. At the height is represented the dawn, then come the clouds which disappear with the appearance of the Sun represented by a sundial. Then comes the darkness of night represented below by a woman who brings a veil on her. She is in fact a disguised self-portrait of the sculptor.
1. Rue Royale, Paris 8e / 2. Galerie Vivienne, Paris 2e / 3. Christmas Tree, Galeries Lafayettes / 4. Christmas showcase, Bon Marché / 5. Town Hall Paris 12e / 6. Chistmas Tree of the Place de la Concorde, view from the Tuileries / 7. Christmas lights on the Champs-Élysées / 8. Lions Fountain, Place Félix Éboué, Paris 12e / 9. Rue de Beaune, Paris 7e / 10. Champs-Élysées
At the corner of the Rue Vivienne and Rue Colbert, the facade of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France Richelieu, is adorned with a beautiful clock surrounded by a carved decoration. Dated 1903, this high-relief was created by Louis-Ernest Barrias and represents a young woman leaning on his desk, reading a book on her lap, the allegory of studying.
From Mannheim, the German artist duo Zebrating-Art are in Paris, and realized a work on the bridge connecting the Ile de la Cité to the Ile Saint-Louis. Great technique of creating an image on the gates of the buildings, streets or bridges as here, creating a game of illusion. Remains to find the right angle to see it!