Picture this: Place Garibaldi


I pass through Place Garibaldi at least twice a week on my way to the market.  Smaller and less grand than Place Masséna, during the warmer months it is a bustling square where you can dine al fresco or people watch while sipping a cold drink.  On the weekends vendors invade the square with their antiques, old books and paintings, and bric-à-brac.

What I love about the square is the bright yellow facades with the green shutters, as seen in the photo of the Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre de Nice above. The work on the facade, which was completed in March 2012, brings back the beauty of the buildings in the square.  And the molding decorating the windows? They aren’t real (they are trompe-l’oeil).

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4 Comments on “Picture this: Place Garibaldi”

  1. August 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM #

    This is beautiful. You are so lucky that you pass it twice a week.

  2. September 18, 2012 at 5:17 AM #

    What a gorgeous looking place. I miss this style of architecture now that I’m based in Korea.

    • September 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

      Thanks for the comment and you are so right. The architecture is lovely. Good luck in Korea. I hear good things about Korea. The architecture is obviously different but no less interesting, I’m sure.

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