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Halles du Boulingrin, Reims, France
Photo by Yvette Gauthier

Interior of a recently restored 1928 building, which if my translation tool is right, was a bowling hall. (Bowling? Do/did they do that in France? I know in Germany they do…)

From Flickr:

Halles du Boulingrin (1928) - 50 rue de Mars, Reims

Architecte Emile Maigrot, ingénieur Eugène Freyssinet

EDIT/UPDATE:

A helpful fan on Facebook supplied this info:

Luiz Marcello Gomes Ribeiro
It´s not really a bowling hall, in fact it´s like a great market, located at place there were a green field where people used to play Boulingrin something like bowling, but not really bowling… see http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulingrin_(jeu)

Thanks for clafifying! -Wendy

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Eglise Saint-Martin, Martigny-Courpierre, FrancePhoto by Yvette Gauthier
I can hardly believe this woman’s photostream! Further, I can hardly believe this church (1929-1933) which is Art Deco inside and out. Firstly, here’s a detail from the steeple. I will share photos of the unusual interior next. 
Here’s a wider view, as it appears in what looks to be a tiny village northwest of Reims. (See Google Street View.)

Eglise Saint-Martin, Martigny-Courpierre, France
Photo by Yvette Gauthier

I can hardly believe this woman’s photostream! Further, I can hardly believe this church (1929-1933) which is Art Deco inside and out. Firstly, here’s a detail from the steeple. I will share photos of the unusual interior next. 

Here’s a wider view, as it appears in what looks to be a tiny village northwest of Reims. (See Google Street View.)

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