Monday, November 28, 2011

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A garden of earthly lights, right in the heart of Paris, along the quai Branly, by the museum. No wonder people call it the City of Light.
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20 comments:

Patricia said...

A glorious way to celebrate the season.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Oh golly, I want to suck them!

Mary Ann said...

They're like lighted stalagmites, aren't they? I really like the patterns of light on the eaves.

lgsquirrel said...

Groovy! I think I would like to fall asleep there while gazing mesmerised by the light show.
(By the way, I posted a comment on your last post but it seems to have disappeared).

Steve said...

Remind me of coral reefs... most soothing and yet exciting to the eye.

Purpletreebird said...

That is gorgeous! I love all the extra pretty lights we get at this time of year too!
Jess :o)

these temporal rooms said...

what beautiful light.
it is good to be back here.
How are you?

~robert

Pastelle said...

De très beaux effets.
C'est bientôt la fête des lumières à Lyon si tu aimes ça ! :)

Robert said...

Ambiance psychidelique.

Plum' said...

Pastelle me l'a soufflé !
Du 8 au 11 décembre chez nous, c'est tout bientôt :)
Bises

Catherine said...

what a lovely piece of light art - I shall be in Paris this wknd for a Model United Nations conference s0 shall keep an eye out - anything else special in the city right now??

Amanda said...

as ever, i appreciate the beauty you share. these images are simply lovely (especially the first!) ...thank you♡

The Sagittarian said...

Almost expect the Tardis to materialise!

Nathalie said...

Superbe ! Je me demande si ça a un intérêt le jour ou si ça n'est vraiment spectaculaire que la nuit ? Excellente idée d'avoir tendu des toiles au-dessus pour refléter la lumière !

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Oh Saj, surely your family can rig up a tardis, then you could come to Owen's Show with me.

louciao said...

Tell me Toad, are you nibbling on the comments? They seem to be randomly disappearing. Well, seeing as the little dropping I left here last night was so pithy, and so as not to pith you off with seeming indifference, I will do my best to recapture it: To wit,
"Trippant!"
Or maybe you did, indeed, trip over it while being mesmerised by that amazing display of lights and inadvertently got it caught on the bottom of your flippered little foot. Check and see if it's there, why dontcha.

Owen said...

Ah, all you good people... I'm sorry to hear that there are comments disappearing, I can assure it is not me making them disappear, but more likely one of Blogger's temperamental little bugs which seem to appear from time to time, and then disappear just as fast...

Umm, otherwise, these are not stretched cloth the light is projecting up onto, but the underside of part of the museum building, but it does make for an effect "trippant"...

And stay tuned, this is part one of a two part series, the second part will follow shortly.

Best wishes and much affection to one and all. My working life is keeping me particularly busy right now, and may continue to do so up until Xmas. So I'll be around when I can, and I miss you already...

Stickup Artist said...

Ooooo, Ahhhhh, Ohhhhh. Love the colored sticks but am crazy for the lit canopy. It reminds me of the tide pools I recently visited. Sorry to hear they are working you so hard at the salt mine!

distracted by shiny objects said...

They fit the winter season so much more than the ghastly blow-up Santas and reindeer and snowman, although, those can look hilarious deflated splayed out in someone's yard. Just saying.

Peter said...

I missed this!! Thanks!! Now I must go also, but am I allowed to "copy" your post? :-)

Looks like some kind of compensation for - I feel - the less lucky Champs Elysées decoration and the extremely modest one in front of the Town Hall!