Sunday, November 6, 2011

Window Shopping . . . or : Two Cats and a Van Gogh

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James' Weekend Reflections has been going strong for over two years now, and I have to take my hat off to him for the force that pushes him on with this project. Week in and week out he puts it together, and then gets out and visits most everyone who participates, leaving a kind word here and there. He makes the time to do that, which is no easy task, I'm sure. So, bravo James, great job, keep it up, you started a wonderful meeting of minds, as people participating from all over the world attest.
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I liked the floating chair and sleeping cat here . . .
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This second cat was protecting his turf . . .
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And finally, I was thinking, if Van Gogh did reflections photos, he might have done this one...
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22 comments:

namaki said...

What a great job you have done here .... looked for the first cat and found her !

Pastelle said...

Quel délicieux mic mac, moitié vrai moitié faux, moitié rêve moitié réalité...
Il va vraiment falloir que je participe à ce projet !

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

It took me a few seconds to find the first cat too, Owen! Excellent reflection pictures; the last one is so very French, with the old facade and [working] shutters. Veronique

Scott said...

Great job on these reflections and what you see behind them.

Clytie said...

What a feast for my eyes. I love the jumbled beauty of all of these pictures! And I must confess ... I had to look for a while too before I found the sleeping cat! :=}

Stickup Artist said...

If I had shops like that at my disposal, I would become a shopper. At least a window shopper. It must be as if stepping into another era to go inside and browse, perhaps to find a cherished item. I must say, cats do appear when you are near. And I will take off and tip my little skull cap to our friend James!

PS: Also wanted to say that gorgeous piece of writing disguised as a blog comment touched me oh so deeply. I will never lose it and have printed it out for safe keeping. A jewel I will cherish, always...

Amanda said...

fantastic images......the colors in that last one jump off the screen..

p.s. still looking for that sleeping cat...

James said...

These are great! The top one is surreal, the bottom one reminds me of a Van Gogh painting and I love cats. :)

Jilly said...

These are great, Owen. All of them. Adore that first one - it's as if the pink chair is part of the stairway to heaven.

In the second one, it's as if the cat is on stage and the curtains have just opened - applause for the cat!

The right, Van Gogh in the last. Three lovely pics.

Steve said...

What is that bizarre cage thing hanging down outside the shop in the first photo? It doesn't contain the rotting remains of a highway man, does it?

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Is it a lantern by any chance - a magic one surely? Oh golly, that photo in all its ephemeral complexity fills me with lust - or do I mean avarice? But of course I want to pocess it just as it is, reflections, marmalade cat and all.

Wonderful the other two as well - the cat curator, and the faux fleurs Van Gogh.

Lydia said...

Oh god that last one is simply gorgeous, Owen. Took my breath away. The other two are windows to dream over for me. From ginger cat to old lace and everything filling each nook, these are simply beautiful scenes.

So nice of you to give deserved kudos to James, too.

lgsquirrel said...

The reflections do make a wonderfully beautiful collage of images. I have been inspired to keep a look out for similar photo opportunities.

Céline said...

J'ai eu de mal à voir le chat roux, mon œil était trop occupé par cette chaise flottante ! Très surréaliste tout ça.
Bises

Peter said...

... and maybe the person who exposed the flowers there had van Gogh in mind?

Antonette said...

Stunning shots! I love them all, however I couldn't find the first kitty. I'll have to look again.

The Sagittarian said...

Oh those shops would have me camping outside waiting for them to open...even if I had to pretend to be a cat!

Owen said...

Hi everyone... am thrilled if you had a good time with these reflections... The red cat is sleeping on the very bottom shelf in the first photo, curled up, but visible... he was oblivious to everyone...

Kate Cullen Fisher said...

Love the floating chair, but the "where's waldo" cat is so perfectly tucked in. Followed a Toad Roadster for a few miles yesterday. Libby is coming along nicely...let's 'talk" again soon...

Nathalie said...

La dernière photo est ma préférée : ces fleurs en vase à la van gogh sur fond de volets et de vieilles pierres me plaisent infiniment.

:: Karine :: said...

ah là par contre je crois que j'ai reconnu ! si c'est la petite boutique à laquelle je pense il y aurait plusieurs chats et d'ailleurs ça sent super mauvais dedans ! c'est tenu par des petites vieilles ! c'est ça ?!
merci owen adoré pour ces merveilleux clichés empreints de tellement de poésie ...

Sandra said...

sweet reflections and way cool. love the cat in the window.