Protectress.

‘Questo giorno di tormenti / di capricci, e di follia / in contenti e in allegria / solo amor può terminar.’

DIES VENERIS PRID. NON. MART. MMDCCLII A.U.C. | II
Photographer: Marie-Lan Nguyen
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You are looking at one of two wooden door panels of the historic Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais, carved by Thomas Regnaudin.

Μέδουσα has guarded its entrance since the seventeenth century, her menacing glare dwarfing visitors and passersby, alike.

It is located at Nº 47, rue Vieille du Temple in the 4th arrondissement & was placed on the market in March of 2009, valued at roughly €35 million or US $45.3 million. ¹

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¹ Jean Rafferty, ‘Historic Parisian Hotel Offered for Sale,’ New York Times, 23 March 2009.

Image used with permission under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License & manipulated in GIMP.
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2012-Feb-03


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