Saturday, April 30, 2011

Strolling Across Place Vendôme


Trés chic!  As Genie would say, "Must be a French girl!"
(Looks like she might be headed straight to de Beers to do a little shopping!)

20 comments:

Julie said...

I was a PV virgin until this recent trip. I found it a little sterile, but that may have been that particular day. I note that Chopin died in one of the maisons on the eastern side. Paris is full of plaques with such interesting detail.

This is Belgium said...

Black and withe photo's like this are just wonderful !

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I wish I could say the same for myself with my camera on the streets of Paris !

Italo said...

Each time I see your posts I have to stay few minutes in your blog. Paris, my third favourite CIty, where I would like to live, the city that I would like to live, to taste, to paint. Thank you Virginia.

Cezar and Léia said...

Exactly what came to my mind: very elegant and "must be a French girl"...
God bless you!
Cezar

M said...

Bien sur! She must be a French girl! Or a very stylish touriste :-)

Harriet said...

Gee, that could be me! Hair's the same, but unfortunately my hips are a little wider.

Alexa said...

I was thinking the same as M—perhaps she's staying at the Ritz and has managed to pull off the trick I've been striving for almost half a century!

Virginia said...

M and Alexa, so you're saying tourists travel with shoes like that ? OMG!!! :)

Pamela said...

OH that's me!!

Starman said...

She is the Parisienne stereotype.

Julie said...

Parisienne, mais non! She is trying too hard!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The first time I visited Place Vendôme, I was intimidated by its buildings and high-end shops, in the meanwhile I got used to it, but it´s still none of my favourite places.

M said...

Ha! The touristes do not travel with shoes like that --- they buy them in Paris!!! I was severely tempted by the shoe monster, but I was able to resist!

Alexa said...

Yeah, on my last visit, all those various and sundry chargers in my sole (carry-on) bag meant that I went with precisely one pair of shoes—black and . . . flat! :~}

Virginia said...

Alexa, moi aussi. I often wish I could have a pair of my "chic shoes" for Paris but even for dinner you have to walk too much. Quelle dommage!
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

She is definitely a French girl, mon amie! She has that jaunty stride and my legs will never be long enough to carry that off.

Great b/w shot!
G

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Before I went to Paris the first time, I read somewhere that a French woman would never wear sneakers in Paris, which was a problem because I intended to explore as much as I possibly could in that three weeks. I solved the problem with a stylish (well as stylish as comfortable shoes can be) pair of Airflex wedge heels, not flat not high just right.

Love your photos, big fan of the black and white.

TheChieftess said...

Ya know...when you're young, you can walk for miles in these babies...at least that's what we all thought!!!

Virginia said...

While I draw the line at sneakers, I struggle mightily with something I can walk miles and miles in while looking somewhat "acceptable" in Paris. I've thrown in the towel about heels and chic. I have to march all over Paris in comfort. My bottom line.