Wednesday, July 28, 2010

La Harpiste de la Rue


Of the many things I love about Paris, the street musicians most certainly are at the top of my list. What a delight to wander across a bridge, through the Louvre late at night or down into the Mètro and hear the sounds of a saxophone, the lovely voice of a singer or the jaunty tune of an accordian. Since I spent a lot of time in and around the Place des Vosges this last trip, I was fortunate to find some interesting and unusual musicians. Today, the harpist. I stood and listened for quite a while. He was very talented. It made for yet another Paris moment that makes me smile when I remember....

14 comments:

Thérèse said...

Marvelous pictures Virginia!
I just caught up with this blog of yours... as I am in France right now but way way south of Paris.

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

Oh how charming this picture is...And how very lucky to see a harpist; its uncommon for buskers to lug a beautiful harp around with them!!

Shell Sherree said...

I love the way his face almost echoes the visage on the wall nearby. And as FireintheBreeze says, lugging a harp? That's admirable!

Laurent said...

You also got a "Miss.tic" looking wall paint on your pict. Great !
See Miss.Tic website :(http://www.missticinparis.com/index.html)

Genie said...

Virginia, I imagine the Métro steps would present a real challenge to this instrument. I wonder if he ever wished he had selected perhaps a flute or clarinet?

You did capture him in perfect hand position!

Virginia said...

Oh Laurent,
THanks for the link. I thought at first you were telling me I had a MISTAKE! :) I'm not familiar with "her".
V

Genie , Shell and Fire,
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. He had a case for it. I should have watched him leave. Perhaps they have wheels? Now I wonder if he lived close by. The St. Paul Metro would pose a problem!

Therese,
I hope you are having a wonderful trip home to France.

Alexa said...

Wow—look at his gorgeous, long, graceful fingers (perfectly captured by you, V)! I'll bet it was a real treat to hear him play.

Starman said...

Also one of the many things I love about Paris.

Daryl said...

Seems as if you were not the only one listening ...

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your comments. This one I've held onto . I don't know why but I tend to do that with special ones. Maybe I like to save them and hand them out a little at a time, like petits cadeaux?

TheChieftess said...

You do great portraits V!!! Love the lighting, the composition, and of course, the subject!!!

Luuuuuua said...

imi place f mult blogul,felicitarii

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oh I love harp music don't you?
Maybe we all have a memory somewhere way back.....of angels?

Gigi said...

What a lovely, rare, moment. Thanks for sharing.