Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ochre


Taken through the window at the Galerie des Gobelins . I fell in love with this rich ochre color with the distressed finish. The snow on the roof and the black accents just set it off. One of those "Paris moments" that made me smile.

22 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Very nice photo V!!! Love the perspective/composition...and the muted colors...very European, not just Parisian!!!

Janet M Kincaid said...

My guess would be the ochre came from Rousillon, in Provence. You've really got to get down to that part of France, VJ. If you love Paris, you'll love Provence.

Shell Sherree said...

In Paris? How beautiful!! It does have a provençal feel about it. A lovely find, Virginia...

Louis la Vache said...

and we thank you for sharing this Smile Moment with us, because it has made all of us smile as well!
;-)

lady jicky said...

Love the colours .

Katie said...

Lovely photo. I really like the faded blue on the windows. I've never been to the Galerie des Gobelins -- every time I've wanted to go it was closed. Must go on my next trip, especially if there are views like this outside the windows!

Jilly said...

This is fabulous, Virginia. I'm with you on the beautiful colour. Janet is so right. You must see Rousillon - the colours are extraordinary - you'd go bonkers! Not so far from Avignon and sort of en route to me!

Virginia said...

Jilly,
Well that seals the deal for me. What could be more fun??
V

Laurent said...

Yes it doesn't look like Paris, more like south of France, except for the snow.

Virginia said...

Maybe I should amend the Paris moment statement. Except for the stomach bug and a few foot issues, EVERY Paris moment makes me smile!

Starman said...

That's the difference between those who can and those who cannot see color; I would have called it yellow.

Daryl said...

Hard not love such an amazingly photogenic city

Mary said...

It's a lovely quartier - has The Divine Peter blogged on this area yet? Peter? Ca va?

Virginia said...

Starman,
Oh ochre's just an uppity way of saying "yeller"! You weren't that far off. You color blind or just color challenged? I'm afraid what little artisitic talent I ever had has made me a "color snob". :)

Mary,
I don't think Peter's covered this beat but everytime I think I've gotten the jump on him, he tells me he did a post years ago! Maybe he'll drop by and tell us.

Well if this looks like the south of France, somebody puhleeze send me a one way ticket.
V

See You Soon Paris said...

I want that color on the inside walls of my house. Gorgeous!

Nadege said...

I can't believe you haven't gone South yet! I will just have to wait then. In the mid time, I am admiring your parisian talent.

Peter said...

No, I didn't make the Galeries des Gobelins - shame one me! (A good idea, thanks! ) :-)

Virginia said...

A moment for the Parisian Photoblog History books!! Put one in the V column. :) Probably the first and last. BTW, come back tomorrow. Peter practically did the whole text/link thing for me again. I SHOULD be ashamed but I'm not! :)
V

kennedy said...

Love your blog and now my daughter is following it too !! If panda's could fly.. your blog is so creative!!!

Starman said...

Color blind. Blue-green and red-brown. I once wore a pair of pink trousers for several years thinking they were tan. I never knew the difference until someone had the kajonies and asked why I was wearing PINK pants.

Virginia said...

Kennedy,
I am flattered. Glad you and your daughter enjoy my photos.

Starman,
That is hilarious. Maybe your friends were all color blind??
V

Ank said...

It can easily be a scene from the 1800's at you couldn't tell the difference! Very nice!