Monday, November 22, 2010

Le Garde


Père Lachaise Cimetière

11 comments:

Laurent said...

10 minutes walk from where I live. Nice shot.

Harriet said...

Love the details of the ironwork. It appears to have once been black but now the aged rusted color shows the details even better.

Daryl said...

Oh even the rust is gorgeous in Paris

Ginnie said...

I love this, Virginia. :)

Starman said...

I agree, the rust definitely adds something to it.

Wayne said...

You seem to be spending a lot of time in the cemetery V.

Paris Paul said...

Can we really trust this guard? He seems a bit rusty. (I know, I know...I'm so so sorry!)

The Armchair Parisian said...

I adore rusty ironwork. And Père Lachaise...

Owen said...

Rust never sleeps, especially not in Père Lachaise...

Funny, you read my mind again, or I yours, I was back in Père Lachaise today on the blog too.

Oh, and also, speaking of thinking along the same lines, or the same lines of trees, I was looking more closely at the small photo which is visible in the "la Boutique" link in your sidebar, of lines of trees disappearing into the distance, with a small human figure visible far away, and just remembered as series of posts I'd done in a similar sort of setting, in the park in Saint Germain en Laye long ago... Your trees are much taller though. Were they in the Tuilleries ? You can see the posts I'm referring to here :

http://magiclanternshowen.blogspot.com/search/label/Saint%20Germain

Great minds think alike, right ? Well, mine's maybe not so great, but one out of two ain't bad...
;-)

Virginia said...

Oh Owen,
I love your wondrous words. "Rust never sleeps in Pere Lachaise"! Why couldn't I think of that!

The photo on my calendar was taken that magical morning last janvier when we awakened our first morning and found Paris en dessous de neige. This was strolling through Palais Royal. One of my most treasured photographs. Do you think the Parisian Photography Gods will smile on me again this janvier?
Peut-être! :)

Petrea said...

Fabulous detail, Virginia. Luscious. With Owen's perfect words. How nice.

Great neighborhood, Laurent!