Thursday, February 25, 2010

L'escalier


You do know by now why I love this blog so much. Everyday, I get to take a little trip back to Paris and relive so many wonderful memories. I found these photos last night. I smiled as I remembered that afternoon last July when I took these photographs at the Musée Jacquemont-André. This staircase is really just spectacular, don't you agree?

24 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wonderful!

Nadege said...

Yes, absolutely gorgeous!

Peter said...

The staircase IS spectacular and your photos really give it full (if not added) value! Perfect light!!

Katie said...

Stunning staircase! I finally visited this museum a few years ago and loved it. Ah to be sweeping down this staircase in that black dress and veil from Printemps you photographed, headed off to a fashionable Parisian party.

Harriet said...

As soon as I saw the top half of the first photo, I immediately knew where you were. One of my favorite museums.

Great capture. The ironwork of that staircase is just wonderful.

Daryl said...

the shape, the shadows .. superb

James said...

Sexy is the first thing that popped into my head so that's what I'm sticking with. :)

James said...

I jumped the gun and published too soon.
Did you get a chance to eat in the restaurant Musée Jacquemont-André? We had a very nice lunch and the dessert was magnifique!

It's so nice to see my favorite city through your lens. I love your header too. It looks just like the view from the Palais Royal apartment where we stay.

That did it I'm going to plan my next trip right now.
Oh how I love Paris. :)

Wayne said...

They don't make them like that any more.

A gem.

Maya said...

So elegant! A bygone era.

vw: qualitto I'm pretty sure that is Italian for "quality" no?

Starman said...

I can envision someone like Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford making an entrance down those stairs.

Debs said...

Yes I do agree. You take the most wonderful photos.

Alexa said...

Now that's what I'd call a sweeping staircase. So beautiful—and so beautifully captured! I love your blog for the same reason you do (and who doesn't love a good vicarious "memory" as well?).

Virginia said...

Peter,
A wonderful choice you made to visit this lovely museum. Don't think I would have found it on my own, but then there's a lot in Paris I can't find on my own! :)

Starman,
Awwww, you can't see moi sweeping down that staircase? :(

James,
Sexy? why I think you're right, it is.

Wayne,
Sadly they don't make them like this anymore.

Alexa,
So many wonderful times remembered and it's nice to share them with all of you.

Daryl and Debs,
thank you so much.

Katie,
Oui, that dress from Printemps was just the best. I loved the veil as well.

Maya,
Sadly bygone!

harriet,
Maybe you'll visit again this spring?

Jeanne and Nadege,
Merci!

AmyR said...

It is very spectacular and grand. The lighting is beautiful... great photo.

Anonymous said...

Virginia,

I just stumbled upon your blog and I am captivated. Your images are absolutely beautiful.

Since I reside in California, I can't make it to your photography classes in Birmingham. Are you planning a Paris photography workshop?

Virginia said...

Anon,
Well that is a delightful possibility for me. I'd love to do just that. What I'd really like is to accompany a group to Paris for a photography tour! Want to help me find a way??
V

Anonymous said...

I'd love to help. I'll email you.

Carol

TheChieftess said...

Absolutely fabulous...both the staircase and the photos!!! Don't know the black dress you all referred to, but if it's long and flowing...that would get my vote!!!

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, this is a splendid stairway.

This post really makes «Louis» wish he could take Mme la Vache to Paris. She's never been there...

Virginia said...

CHieftess,
Scroll down a few days to the Printemps photos! Ohlala!

TheChieftess said...

That definitely works!!!

Starman said...

Well, of course I would expect tu, that's a given.

Petrea said...

Am I correct in my recollection that this was once someone's house?

Ooh la la indeed!