Colonnes de Buren
The Colonnes de Buren attracts me because it is a popular place to take photos among famous Fashion Bloggers. Fashion Bloggers from around the world use the black and white striped columns of this contemporary art exhibit as the backdrop of their fashion posts. The Colonnes de Buren are located within the Palais Royal in Paris, which is very close to the Louvre Museum. The black and white striped columns replace the courtyard’s former parking lot. Since the art instillation in 1985, the Colonies de Buren have been a point of controversy. Read on to see why this stylish place is of controversy and interest to Fashion Bloggers.
Fashion, Art, and History
Instead of stealing the spotlight with a flashy outfit, I wanted to let the architecture be the star. Hence, the classic black dress, sunglasses, and sandals.
The columns were designed to conceal ventilation shafts. Around many of the columns are areas of water, which people throw coins in and make wishes upon.
Now, I had to have some fun. This place made me feel like I was at an expensive playground for adults.
Yes, I am wearing shorts. One of my style tips is ALWAYS wear shorts under dresses. The wind blowing from the street vents caught me off guards in Paris more than once. I was thankful for the shorts.
Singing “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith in my head. No, I am not kidding.
Stepping back down to earth because Paris had me floating on cloud 9.
I can’t believe these columns extend into the basement.
I love these columns. The contemporary art installation transformed a useless, empty courtyard into a space that invites and encourages creativity. Think about all the people theblack and white columns inspire? Myself included. I am happy Jack Lang didn’t listen to those who objected the idea.
The Palais Royal contains 3 centuries of architecture.
First, the main body was built in 1634 for Cardinal Richelieu. It’s right across from the Louvre Museum!
Second, it became a royal residence during the reign of Anne of Austria. Can you tell this hall of stone columns makes me feel royal?
Blowing french kisses to all. Did you catch it!?
Finally, the palace was completed and changed in the 18th and 19th centuries. The 3 wings surrounding the gardens I’m pictured in (below) date back to the late 18th century.
All in all, I find the colonnes de Burren inspiring. It was a fantastic feeling to be in a place where style walks every second of each day. I love how fashion bloggers, designers, and photographers use the Palais Royal. What do you think about the most popular fashion site? Let me know in the comments below.
-Au Revoir (Goodbye)