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Hôtel des Monnaies
11-OCT-2008 Marisa

Hôtel des Monnaies

Avignon - Provence (France)

Just to warn my visitors of English mother tongue...this is not a Hotel.
In France “Hotel” might mean something like Palace.
The Hôtel des Monnaies is the earliest private Baroque monument in Avignon. A large inscription announces that is was built in 1619 by the Vice-Legate Jean-François de Bagni (1614-21), and that it is dedicated to Paul V, the reigning Pope.
The decoration on the ground floor is interrupted by the central door an four windows. The rest of the facade is completely blind, and presents an extravagant sculptedécor.
Here is the dedication the coat of arms of Paul V , borne by angels and crowned with the pontifical tiara.


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This photo is part of my visual diary about my trip to Avignon.
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FrankB26-Oct-2008 20:53
I am amazed at how perfect this is rendered by your lens...not a trace of distortion...wonderful...V