Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Portraits á Paris



Sunday Street Musician
( Ile Saint-Louis)


I have had another marathon day in Paris. My friend Mary Gilbert flew in from Cincinnati this morning and hit the ground running. We had lunch, swung through Montparnasse Cemetery, shopping, visited Eglise Saint - Suplice and an Antiques market, wine, more shopping, stopped for a macaron ( OMG), swung by the apartment and dinner on rue Mouffetard. I'm worn out, so today you get some portraits I've been saving back.

Not every portrait I've taken qualifies as a "100 French Strangers" since I don't always have any interaction with many of them . Interesting people are everywhere in Paris. Have a look.

Stay tuned ....tomorrow a little blogger gathering. Photos to follow!


23 comments:

Harriet said...

All of these are great, but I think that the middle one has more of a timeless quality -- a real classic.

I'll keep checking back to see what real photographers have to say. I'm just one of those people who enjoys the talent of others.

marley said...

Three great portraits. The last one is just sooo cute!

A blogger gathering? Is paris ready?!

What is a group of bloggers called? A bulge of bloggers?! A post of bloggers?!

steviewren said...

I just stopped by to catch on everything I missed while I've been slaving away stateside. Oh my, how I love those pictures of the dancing couples and the piano player. Simply wonderful!

Barb said...

They are all great....Barb

Ken Mac said...

snappy all around!

Jan said...

Virg,
The night shots are spectacular!

Maya said...

Your portraits are awe inspiring as usual!

Lara said...

lots of interesting people around!

Virginia said...

Marley,
A mélange of bloggers perhaps? Promises to be lots of fun. I'm dragging my friend Mary along for the ride.
V

Babzy said...

jolis portraits :)

Laurie said...

The last one brings tears to my eyes. These are marvelous, V.

Blognote said...

I enjoy all these great photos, V!!You are clearly enjoying your stay!
Take care! Diederick

Jilly said...

Three super portraits, Virginia. I know just where you are in the first one. The second one has an air of mystery that I find intriguing. I love the reflection. She is deep in thought - lost in thought. Really super portrait. beautiful in B and W.

Chuckeroon said...

You are being watched!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Velly Intadesting...
David

altadenahiker said...

The keyboard player certainly catches my eye.

Laurent said...

I didn't have much time lately to read your blog and so I'm discovering all pictures in one time. Portaits, museum, nights shots ... all of them are great and I enjoy looking at your views of the city. It seems you are still loving it don't you ?

D said...

I'm enjoying this trip so much. THanks for tagging us along in your camera case.
LOVE those shoes in the first shot.

Daryl said...

Oh that petit enfant is tres adorable.

Starman said...

The picture of la madame au café is a true classic.

Are you familiar with Katia and Kyliemac (http://www.katiaandkyliemac.com/)? They frequently have blogger gatherings in various places around the city (the last one was on the Champs de Mars).

Virginia said...

Laurent, I am thrilled you approve of my images of your home. I photograph as a visitor of course, although I am feeling more and more at home and you as a native. Maybe we see it differently and at times the same, oui??

Kim said...

With his shoes in the first shot, this looks like a post card I have from the 50s of Paris street life. This is a really good portrait. I love the woman near the window's shot, too, so pensive, and that guy reflected in the window looking so modern in comparison to her garb. My husband bought me an Irish wool evening cape, sans hood though, that is similar to hers. Her hair pulled back and the cape gives her the impression of just having stepped out of time. The child reaching down is a precious shot.
-Kim

Babooshka said...

Dig those shoes!Jazzy. Now that last one just bust the cutometer but the caped lady just so god damned French. Just oozes pananche.