Betty【ツ】

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Posted on 07/30/2014


Photo taken on July 28, 2014


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La maison de bois

La maison de bois
Construite entre 1490 et 1510, la Maison de Bois est sans doute la plus ancienne maison de Mâcon, et très certainement la plus célèbre. Sa façade entièrement construite en bois est décorée d’une multitude de statuettes d’inspiration souvent grivoise. Personnages à masques d’hommes et de singes plus ou moins grimaçants, ils sont debout, assis, ailés, nus ou parfois vêtus seulement d’une écharpe ou d’un bonnet. Certains, de leurs bras étendus, tiennent alternativement la tête et la queue d’un animal fantastique au réel.

La Maison de Bois fut comparée, par les frères Goncourt à un gigantesque bahut de bois que les Mâconnais ne devaient regarder qu’en échappade, en raison des sculptures truculentes qui ornent ses murs.

Built between 1490 and 1510, the Wooden house is doubtless the most ancient(former) house of Mâcon, and very certainly the most famous. His(her,its) wooden completely built facade is decorated with a multitude of statuettes of often dirty inspiration. Persons with masks of men(people) and more or less contorted monkeys, they stand, sat(based), winged, bare or sometimes dressed only in a sling or in a hat. Some, of the vast arms, hold alternately the head and the tail of a fantastic animal the reality.

The Wooden house was compared, by the brothers Goncourt in a gigantic wooden chest at which Mâconnais had to look that échappade, because of truculentes sculptures which decorate his(her,its) walls.

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9 comments - The latest ones
Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen
It is a minor miracle that such a building has withstood the ravages of time (and the ever present risk of fire).
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
It must have been constructed of hard wood!
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
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3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
J'en ai jamais entendu parler ... C'est très intéressant !
3 years ago.
Dream30 ---
Dream30 ---
je ne connaissais pas Merci du partage
3 years ago.
Gerlinde
Gerlinde
fantastisch!
3 years ago.
Anouchka
Anouchka
merci Betty de nous faire connaitre un peu l'histoire de cette belle maison !
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful architectural image.
16 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks Jaap !
16 months ago.