Saturday, November 13, 2010

Place de la Concorde


I'm pretty sure this could be used as the classic, predictable "Paris tourist" shot,  but I'm sharing it anyway! I was probably risking life and limb by standing in the street trying to capture the Champs Élysées while dodging cars!

Blog Update
In a valiant effort to make my photographs last till I can return to Paris, I will now be posting lundi- venredi.  I hope you won't desert me.
Bon weekend everyone.

21 comments:

jb said...

I have some good shots from Paree that you can use....

Paris Paul said...

Congrats on surviving the intersection! It is very intense there, but this shot was worth the risk.

M said...

Predictable, maybe but just a tourist shot, non! The lamposts, the trees and the obelisk are perfectly aligned.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Great shot Virginia, even on a grey day!
Of course we won't desert you..not a one, have a good weekend!

Jane x

Virginia said...

JB, I might need em. Tourist shots?? oui? HA

Paul,
I think I threw caution to the wind.

M,
Thank y ou dear!

Half-Heard,
Merci!!!

claudine said...

Virginia, vous pouvez mettre des anciennes photos de Paris! Nous les apprécierons autant!
Quand revenez-vous? En 2011?

Virginia said...

Je reviendrez en fevrier peut-être! :) Je vais vous répondre??

Rob said...

We thank you for risking body and limb for this shot. ;) I like Place de la Concorde, The fountains, views of the Arc, but too busy with traffic.

Harriet said...

You can count on me to be here! Don't apologize for a classic Paris photo -- I depend on your photos because mine are so lousy! Just look at how the lamp posts and the middle row of trees are perfectly parallel with the obelisk....this is not JUST a 'Paris tourist' shot.

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

Glad you didn't get squashed! Great shot.

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

Starman said...

Isn't it interesting how we never tire of these views?

MadAboutParis said...

It's a beautiful classic shot - no apologies necessary! JB was so sweet to help with guest shots...I be that Phil and Owen would also oblige!
We'll get there in Jan mon amie!

Virginia said...

Oh I"m touched at the generous offers of photos from my dear readers. I may call in favors if necessary. I"m hoping to continue with new photographs as well as some oldies but goodies! I can't tell you how much I love doing this blog. Thank yoiu all. If you didn't come by and comment I'd have quit long ago.
V

jb said...

I have some very nice portraits.....

Virginia said...

JB,
Those won't see the light of day! :)

Eleanor said...

I look forward to your daily Paris photos, especially when they invoke a good memory of my past trips or an unknown. Should you ever consider adding 'guest' photos of Paris, I'm sure you'll get plenty to cover the weekends.

TheChieftess said...

Somehow, I just can't imagine you running out of Paris pics, V!!! But if you do...I've got a few to lend too!!!

(When's your next trip to Paris???)

Alexa said...

You are either a very brave woman—or a very foolish one! I wouldn't take on that place even for a photo as special as this one! And no apologies need be made. I'll be looking forward to weekdays though.

Peter said...

Even a "classical" photo can be of top class! I'm still impressed by the number pf photos you have in reserve! Will try to survive the weekend without your posts! :-)

Daryl said...

Eons ago when I was last in Paris .. I remember standing there one night just as the lights on the Arc went out ...

Virginia said...

Alexa,
I'm foolish! HA

Daryl
Oh how wonderful.

Peter,
I"m still in good shape photo wise but I"m being careful. This next trip I'm taking many more. Can you imagine that??? :)

Eleanor,
How nice of you to leave a comment. Please come often.

la Mom,
Merci, I need to get by your great blog again very soon.

Starman,
I don't think there is a single thing in Paris I'd tire of. Besotted might be the word, oui?