Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12.3.08

"Kiosque a journaux"

"Crooked In So Many Ways"
(toute tordue!)

" Petits Artistes Sketch at the Petit Palace"

"Belles Fleurs"








13 comments:

jill said...

I'm enjoying immensely Virginia!

alice said...

The thread today could be a nice red touch from one photo to another...

babooshka said...

In the UK that door would be straightned and have the heart ripped out of it. That's why I love France- it doesn't matter it has soul. I would persuade the young artists to pursue another career. Those little tabacs and kiosk are everywhere and a perfect way to practise a little conversational french, qui?

Karen said...

Great photos.. keep 'em coming. I don't know if your photos are helping keep my anticipation in check or not but I am enjoying them.

12 more days.

Carrie Hayes said...

These are wonderful, I do like the door!

Therese said...

Always overwhelmed when I go back to France and see all these magazines in "kiosques"...

marley said...

I love that door. Such character.

Petrea said...

Virginia, I took photo after photo of Parisian doors. I couldn't get enough. I love the crooked red door.

Julie said...

Yes, I agree with Petrea. I could not get enough of French doors. I have a couple of particularly nice specimens walking up the hill to the arena in Arles. I think it might be a "tourist penchant" as I received quite a few winsome smiles as I went about my fetish!

Virginia said...

Well my list of fetishes grew while in Paris. I already had a rather severe "column" fetish that I continued, but as I told Peter one day, apprently I added an "Old Men in Paris" fetish.( For the record, I did not include Peter in that category!HA) The doors, oh I have suffered with that one for a long time. Paris just took it to another level. I think any photographer worth their salt has some good festishes in their closet, oui??

About the petit artistes. The walls were full of photogaphs hung a wonderful special exhibit that we all enjoyed. Many were nudes/erotic in some ways. I was particularly interested, as a teacher who has taken many, many students to our museum, that they were seemingly oblivious to all of that. No snickers, giggles etc. Yes, the U.S. has far to go in that category.

Tash said...

such variety of photos! I love the gestures of the gentleman in the 1st photo, and the children sketching is marvelous.

PJ said...

I still remember the smell of kiosks when I lived in France as a child, there's just something about all that newspaper print and cigarettes and candy. I just loveit and this makes me feel very nostalgic.

Jilly said...

Just catch up with the link you sent me Virginia. Just like in Menton! Lovely.