Belle Époque architecture, Nice


The third in a series of four

As well as the structural differences to what went before, the Belle Époque is known for its exuberant detail.  One of these details is the pilaster, a feature extensively used in Baroque facades.

Here are two pilasters on the facade of Le Royal, in ionic splendour.

Compare these pilasters from the Negresco, in their ionic-corinthian splendour.

Another emphasis fell on the balconies.  We see this in the wrought iron work which was sometimes arts nouveau in design.

And then the transformation of the balcony, an example from Marie Rein, a hotel on the Promenade des Anglais.





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