Saturday, October 15, 2011

Reflecting on Paris . . .

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Whenever possible I do enjoy participating in James Weekend Reflections, simply because it is an enjoyable gathering of bloggers all focused on reflections the world over, and one never knows what one may find there. It is also enjoyable as I had the pleasure of meeting James nearly a year ago in Paris, and we were able to stroll in Père Lachaise Cemetery whilst getting acquainted. Still have many photos from that afternoon yet to post. But for today, just one photo from a more recent promenade in Paris, where the entire wall of a building was reflecting sharply in the late afternoon sun. Almost too easy. Well, maybe if one day James wins the lottery or something, he will invite us all to go visit the reflecting pool at the Taj Mahal. Now that would be a reflections outing to die for, or at least dream of just a little.
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18 comments:

Crosby Kenyon said...

Reflections show us our world in most interesting ways, giving a different feel to what, on first look, might be considered mundane.

Sylvia K said...

Glad you participated today! I love your reflection capture! Gorgeous blue skies and intriguing buildings! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The glass/mirror panels here are very clean and give a crisp interesting image. Not a person in sight. Now if you were to have that dream trip to the Taj, well, there are always thousands of others to have to work around (I've been there- before digital cameras). It is still an amazing place, even if crowded.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Too easy? Well, this does not look that easy to me, Owen! What a beautiful picture of Paris, and the sky -ah, the sky- it will be a while now before you can take a shot with such colors! Bon weekend Owen. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Nathalie said...

Jubilatoire !!!! Bravo Owen, well spotted!

Steve said...

Love the tesselated effect caused by the windows... and yet, despite the rigid uniformity the overall effect reminds me of water.

TechnoBabe said...

You did a wonderful job with the tall reflection. Really nice.

:: Karine :: said...

le taj mahal ! mon rêve owen adoré ! mais est-ce que james joue au loto ??? sinon ça va être difficile de gagner :-)

bravo pour ce cliché, pas si facile à prendre finalement :-)
ravie de te revoir ce soir !!!

Catherine said...

that is a lovely shot - very crisp and sharp.....Greetings from the Riviera..

louciao said...

Captivating!

mythopolis said...

Great shot, and all that glass must surely require full-time employment of a few window washers!!

bicocacolors said...

superb!!!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

We have such wonderful canvases today, don't we?
All we have to do is move this way or that until
the right moment emerges! Great choice!

Stickup Artist said...

Love the juxtaposition of the old and new, and the pale creams against the brilliant blue with those cool diamonds sprinkled like orderly little stars. Shine on you crazy diamond...

Pastelle said...

C'est une magnifique réflexion.
Et tu me donnes envie de jouer avec vous.
Merci. :)

Owen said...

Merci à toutes et à tous... bon, j'espère que James va gagner un jour...

Thanks to one and all, am hoping James will buy that lucky ticket some day, and we can all get together at that most famous of reflecting pools.

An excellent Sunday to all !

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

The scale of the mirror glass panes seems to match the blocks of detail in the old buildings. Well spotted you :-)

James said...

I liked this from the start but the closer I look the more I like this! Especially the reflection on the right of the little slice of building almost surrounded by sky and above the stairs. Great shot!
If I won the lottery I'd be stopping in France for a few years first. :)