Encyclo(pedia) seculorum?
April 10, 2004 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Insecula. As the Wiki says:
Insecula: L'encyclopédie des arts et de l'architecture is a French language art website containing images and descriptions of thousands of works of art from major museums and collections in France and elsewhere, including the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles, the Centre Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MOMA.
But it's not just museums and art. It's got Mayan ruins, Manhattan and Brooklyn, and of course lots of Paris streets. I can't believe plep hasn't posted this already...
posted by languagehat (12 comments total)
I found it by googling Barbette (the name of a Paris street) and having this come up. Then I started looking around... It's only in French so far, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem, since it's mostly proper names, and apparently they're planning to add an English version (judging by the nonfunctioning link at the upper right).
posted by languagehat at 2:38 PM on April 10, 2004

This is great. I'm stuck in my office today and being able to escape to the streets or paris - if even for just a few minutes - has made my day.
posted by Wolfie at 2:53 PM on April 10, 2004

wonderful! : >
posted by amberglow at 2:54 PM on April 10, 2004

Plep may not have posted but I sure will very soon---thanks.
posted by Postroad at 3:13 PM on April 10, 2004

posted by vacapinta at 3:29 PM on April 10, 2004

Ca c'est formidable, Monsieur Chapeau-langue!
posted by Dick Paris at 4:31 PM on April 10, 2004

Oh la la la!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:15 PM on April 10, 2004

Excellent link. And that's all I have to say about that.
posted by Paragon at 5:15 PM on April 10, 2004

I knew I learned French for a reason.
posted by jon_kill at 10:25 PM on April 10, 2004

[this is good]
posted by plep at 12:35 AM on April 11, 2004

Wow. French Encyclopedias are simply in a different league. This is beautiful.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 8:15 AM on April 11, 2004

Very lovely, thanks!
posted by carter at 10:22 AM on April 11, 2004

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