The Gold Room of The Bank of France, formerly the Hôtel (town palace) of the Count of Toulouse, son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan, built between 1635 and 1640. Confiscated as a bien national (“national property”) during the French Revolution, the Hôtel de Toulouse became the printing office of the République in 1795. An imperial decree signed by Napoleon I on 6 March 1808, authorised the sale of the Hôtel de Toulouse to the Bank of France, which made it its official seat in 1811.

“19 / 09 / 2015
PARIS / minister of foreign affairs

the time stopped, just for a second, and the green seemed greener, but the gray seemed grayer too. I still prefer that second to the present, a present with no colors, a present with an empty fountain and no leaves on the trees, a present with no seasons, a present with no future”  by @freepy on Instagram