Friday, June 5, 2009

More From the Palais Royal


Number 8 - 100 French Strangers Challenge


The Palais Royal is one photogenic place. I've decided to add some additional photos this morning. How the Daily Photo bloggers in Paris hold their photos to one a day is beyond me!

Add Image Presently there is a sobering exhibit called Mur de Berlin. From the collection of Sylvestre Verger, it commemorates the 20th anniversay of the fall of the wall. It features artistic renderings on actual pieces of the wall.

For "people watchers", the Palais Royal is the place to go.
Enjoy!


A gathering of friends

Ethan showers himself with a handful of petals


Mur de Berlin

The boys found the fountain irresistable


This couple found each other irresistable!

16 comments:

FishintheBrook said...

Virg, you and the gang should try to get a train over to Normandy tomorrow for the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings. If you haven't seen that cemetery - well it is a sobering moment. I was there several years ago, and Saturday will be one to remember as Pres. Obama and French President Sarkozy will be there. Would love a picture of Ms. Sarkozy !!! Looks like you all are covering all the bases! Glad you made the world's largest flea market in Saint Ouen.

Laurent said...

You're right it's difficult for Paris City blogger to stick to 1 photo a day but, hey that will keep us posting for years !
Your pictures are great as usual. i especially love the numebr 8-100 French stranger and his dog.

Daryl said...

Mer de Berlin is an interesting contrast .. or am I just a dirty oldish woman?

I am linking to your blog this weekend because your French Strangers Challenge has me now shooting random strangers here in my 'hood ...

altadenahiker said...

I didn't think anything could get cuter than the top photo. But then I saw Ethan. And I adore the last shot.

Harriet said...

Monsieur et son chien (#8) is great. I hope you are practicing your French when you ask permission to take a photo?

The children's photos, shot from behind, are something I would never have thought of --- not being a real photographer. They add a lot to the mix.

If you only gave us one photo a day, we would be soooo disappointed. Keep 'um coming!

Virginia said...

John,
THere's still time for you to catch a plane over here tonight. Stop by and pick up Davis and you two head for Normandy. Oh, you might want to fill that suitcase with wine!HA Sounds like a great idea without the little darlings!ha I got to photograph my first Parisian demonstration today! WHoo hooo

Daryl,
I loved the last shot too. La Sigh!!! :)

FishintheBrook said...

Thanks Virg, but I'll pass this time maybe on the 70th with my walker. BTW, guess the President is staying in the American Embassy, check it out.

JLF

Virginia said...

Fish,
WEll I'll just ring up the Embassy and see if we can bring some vin, fromage and pain over and welcome him to Paris.:) Maybe he's got some Secret Service men that could babysit for us???

Starman said...

Is there any place in Paris that's not good for people watching?

Peter said...

My favourites are also the top one + the one with the kids from the back! Just wonderful!

I think you and anybody can forget about Normandy and the cemetery tomorrow. You will not be able to get closer than tens of miles away with the security control that will be around - unless you can quickly get a paper signed by your ambassador or something similar of course!

Harriet said...

Should le chien be stranger #9? Just kidding.......

lady jicky said...

I am a bit slow so I hope you see this --- did you find Rosine?

Petrea said...

Oh, oh, oh rapture! Love in Paris in high heels.

Babooshka said...

It was the commentary on the last toe together that did it for me. You just can;t fake this images, so natural especailly the kids. That couple - get a room.

marley said...

Your last photro is just the best. Appeals to the romantic in all of us.

Kim said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is Paris as it should be enjoyed. The pace of your day is reflected in the calm and delight of these shots. And oooooo la la! What a shot of the lovers. Kudos Ms.V!
-Kim