Sunday, December 7, 2008

12.7.08

"Melancholy"
Le Marais

" Lighting the Opera"

" Room With a View?"


"Chat Noir"
Cemetery - Montmartre

16 comments:

jill said...

Another nice diverse collection of photos Virginia. I love them all. Did you haul a tripod around for the night shots or are you good at holding steady?

Karen said...

Love the photos, especially like the Opera house and the diagonal line of the building. The colors are wonderful, too.
Did the woman know you were taking her photo? Your title captures the feeling of it.
As a cat lover the chat noir is perfect.

GrandAnglais said...

"Wherever you go for the rest of your life Paris stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." Ernest Hemingway.
I love this collection of photos. You got a black cat in Montmartre - that must be auspicious. Love the rooftops too, they're very special in Paris.

Therese said...

Room with a view: it remembers me of the few years I spent in Paris...

Virginia said...

Jill, I am sometimes good at holding still. I have some night shots that I did with Peter and used a very small, wonky little tripod. The little silver trashcan on my Mac is full of blurry ones!

Karen, The black cat was a little disconcerting. Yes, she apparently knew. I took 4 of her and she never flinched. I accused Barbara of paying her to pose for me!

Grand, A moveable feast for sure but I think you enjoy the feast best right there, oui?

Therese, THAT was the view from our hotel room. We got a grand laugh over that one. We eventually decided that it had a lot of "character"!

Nathalie said...

Virginia your Paris blog continues to be an enchantment. Heavens know that I've seen views of Paris before but your photos are truly original and beautiful. What a joy!

Julie said...

The chat noir proves that luck visits those who chance their arm. An opportunity well grasped, V.

alice said...

These roofs are made of zinc, do you remember how we laughed about this in French cafés (or restaurants, like le 5 mars)?

Virginia said...

Alice,
Le Zinc?? They are le zinc! HA Yes I remember. BTW, what's the name of the restaurant where we had dinner? I am still chuckling about Peter's grand bowl of chocolate mousse. I now regret not sneaking more spoonfuls. How about you??

Sarah said...

The black and white photo is my favorite! such a beautiful shot and a beautiful face!

Femin Susan said...

Hello……
This is amazing!! I am so glad I found your blog!
Welcome to my blog…….

babooshka said...

You can't go wrong with a black cat. The young lady I had to enlarge. She is wearing my winter attire. It is a tad out of place here, but then so am I. That image spoke to me(pretentious moi?)I know her so well.

(The campaign to get Gary's job back at the BBC has started)

Dusty Lens said...

Bravo! Your first photo here is timeless, love it!

Knoxville Girl said...

holy haunting, Batman! wonder if that's the same chat noir that followed me from here to eternity in that cemetery - until I got to Alphonsine's grave, where she sat with me for a bit of contemplation, then took her leave. cue creepy music.
Love all of these shots - so diverse.

Ming the Merciless said...

Is "room with a view" the view from your hotel room?i

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.