Monday, December 29, 2008

12.29.08

Another golden stairway
le Louvre
"A Ride on the Bâteaux- Mouche"

"I will play you a waltz."
"Merci beaucoup,  monsieur!!"





14 comments:

Wayne said...

I think you've perfected the art of photographing stairwells V.

I pretty sure I've never been on the bateaux-mouches, I'm too cheap.

alice said...

I'm always sure to find treasures opening this blog...Now, I have to go back to Paris, you gave me so many ideas, Virginia!
The weather is very cold here at the moment, yesterday evening, we saw on the tv some pictures from the fountains on la Place de la Concorde (i'm sure you see wich one I'm thinking to), the angels were covered by the ice, it was wonderful!

Peter said...

Where did you find the waltz-player?

I think I will go out and take some icy photos, despite - or thanks to - the low temperature!

JM said...

Stunning perspective of the staircase at the Louvre! Love this photo!

Sharon said...

That shot of the stairs in the Louvre is fantastic. The color is gorgeous.

Virginia said...

Alice and Peter, the fountain sounds gorgeous all icy. I would love to see it. Peter, run right over and get some good photos for us. I have an icy fountain I posted a few days ago on BADP when our temperatures dipped.

THe music man's shop is in the Marais. I posted one other of him very early on. His shop was amazing. He played several of these wonderful metal discs for us. He was a dear!

Oh Wayne, you can't cheap out in Paris!!!

babooshka said...

Wonderful sereiss again. To break with my nature but I'll go for the top shot today as it's quite spooky.

Starman said...

I was going to comment on the staircase shot, but I think the rest of the world has beaten me to it. Still, it's a great shot.

Julie said...

I could not remember the other Music Man, so I went searching. Found him on 30 November. He had stopped what he was doing and posed for you. Although the colours of the wooden instruments in that photo make it very warm, this has more drama. I am often torn: people want to pose and smile and "tart" themselves up whereas I want to capture the character that originally attracted my eye. I am trying to begin the Hundred Strangers Project - the dressed-to-kill churchgoers were the first I have asked who agreed! However, I was given Andrew Zuckerman's "Wisdom" for Christmas and that may divert me down a bit. For that project I am aiming for 50 acquaintances: head only; gazing into lens; B&W. Thanks for the visit. I missed the grind and the interaction and found I needed two blogs. "Plumbing" will remain active and will be for issues and creativity.

Virginia said...

A lot of my strangers are head only looking into the camera. I like the straightforwardness of it sometimes. Will look up the book you referred to. Good luck! And the music man wasn't posing I don't think. If I remember correctly he was talking with my friend Barbara and I was madly snapping while she had his attention!

Julie said...

Aprop-pos your comment on Sydney Eye, I agree that Zuckerman appears to have done a considerable amount of post-production, air-brushing and the like. This is not what I am after. I want to see ordinary people. Zuckerman has celebrities etc. Other than the fact that I don't know any celebrities, I would find people like that boring. I have a theory that a person's character can be read from their face. I would like to see if this is the case. No PS, no nothing. Just a direct gaze. No teeth if possible - just smiling eyes. I will start with people I know and then venture further afield.

jill said...

Always a joy to see Paris through your lens V. The music shop I'm sure was a delight to find. And for Wayne btw, there is a hop-on-hop-off type 'Batobus' that's 14€ for a 2-day/allday ticket. It makes stops at the main sights along the Seine. It might be a nice way to get around to the major spots and les quartiers along the river for a couple days.

Snapper said...

The golden staircase photo is just beautiful. Bravo Virginia!

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome photos, esp. the Louvre and the river photos.