Monday, May 2, 2011

Lanterne avec pigeon


Opéra Garnier of course.  I sat on these steps late one afternoon last June, waiting for Genie and Marie.
Soaking up Paris right here...c'est magnifique!!!

16 comments:

Ginnie said...

I have to laugh, Virginia, because just the other day I took a picture of a bird weathervane abd discovered within a few seconds that one of the birds was real. :D I think most monuments/lamp posts everywhere have pigeons on them that have become 'melded' into them.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a glorious day with friends that was! Your b/w shot gives the feel of times past. Glad you were not photographing the rappers on the steps of this magnificent building! Mary was with us also... thanks for the lovely reminder of "fun in Paris!"

Joe said...

What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight - Joseph Joubert 1754 - 1824. fascinating photo.

Janey and Co. said...

Were you early..or were they late? Even when you pause..not much gets by you. This is beautiful...Like that you used black and white. It's timeless...

Leif Hagen said...

What a great view and a great photo of it! I just wonder whose job it is to wash off the top of the lantern?
Je te souhaite une bonne journee, V!

Italo said...

Great picture, Virginia!

MadAboutParis said...

Oui, oui, I remember that day well...with the young Michael Jackson impersonator...and then the walk by Repetto and on to the Place Vendome. We need to have a repeat redezvous n'est-ce pas?

Pamela said...

Oh i love these lamps and the pigeon just adds to it!!

TheChieftess said...

Charming!!!

The Shutter said...

C'est Magnifique indeed!

Daryl said...

Near the subway station at W. 72nd St we have a very similar lamppost ..

Starman said...

Mais oui...c'est trés magnifique !

Peter said...

Well seen! I think it would be possible to make a blog about Paris lampposts only! It would of course include a number of pigeons and seagulls as well! :-)

Jack said...

This photograph is a classic, Virginia, although it also looks like one I took in Florence.

James said...

Beautiful! If I could only teleport to that very spot right now.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Très belle photo Virginia !