Saint Etienne, La Place Badouillere

This place isn't sure what it is. Its name implies that it's a square, but, despite quite a lot of paving, it feels more like a park.

The sense that I have from this view is that the space is not very well organized and that the plantings are not especially harmonious. This may be an unfair judgment, as the scene would need to be judged from several vantages to be properly assessed. It is surrounded by fine buildings that are of a fairly large but not overwhelming scale.

Notice the massive statue in the foreground, apparently a winged victory of some sort. This is perhaps a somewhat odd location for such a work - normally they are sited in the midst of a busy square, not in a park.

There appears to be a large blank wall on the right. These are not normally an addition to any space.

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