Thursday, June 16, 2011

Minuit à Paris


I missed a golden opportunity to use this title on Wednesday, but as luck would have it, I have another night shot.  Last night I FINALLY saw Wood Allen's Midnight in Paris , so of course this made the perfect post.  Did I love it?  Absolutement!   The story line is fun but the scenes of Paris are worth the price of admission.  I told my friends that the plot was the apéritif, but the Paris footage was the entrée and the dessert! I'm feeling a bit nostalgic tonight, the movie just made me miss Paris even more.

30 comments:

Dianne said...

I must go to see this movie Virginia - Your photo is gorgeous!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

That is a truly wonderful viewpoint to have of the tower..I love it. Also, I once heard on FranceVision that the way to come to know the French is to listen to their music...so thanks again!

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous shot of La Tour!!! She's beautiful in blue!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Spectacular!
:)
Bravo!
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Can't wait to see the movie and who cares about the plot... just fill me up with Paris at every turn and every jump in time... I'm hungry for Paris!

Chez Loulou said...

Looking forward to seeing Midnight in Paris and love your food related description of the movie.
Also love this photo!

Nadege said...

Gorgeous!

M said...

Oooooooh la la ... Love, love, love this photo of the beautifully lit ET. Looking forward to seeing the movie and wishing it could have been a girl's night out with all the Paris amies!

Leif Hagen said...

This is a fabulous photo! I love the night lights and of course the BLUE glowing Tour Eiffel! C'est tellement formidable, V!
Bon weekend

Shell Sherree said...

I hope Midnight in Paris is released here soon ~ I can't wait!! This photo is both pretty and spectacular, V.

Daryl said...

OH this is deeeevine!

Suzi said...

Dear Virginia,
I went to see this movie while in Paris with my girlfriend. It seemed evenk better this way. I loved the scenery too and to have the joy of walking outside and waaalaa. How special. Your photo is gorgeous and reminds me why a piece of my heart remains in Paris. !
Suzi

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The blue is outstanding !

Virginia said...

Oh Suzi, you're already home??? I agree seeing it in Paris must have been great fun. I wonder where Paris keeps all the pieces of our hearts??? :)

Merci everyone. I think this was taken in Nov. '08 when la Tour was feeling all blue and glitzy for something special. Peter might be able to clear this one up.
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that's such a beautiful sight Virginia, and yay, something to look forward to, I will be there in a flash Virginia, the sights of Paris alone will make it worthwhile, although the write up has said it's Woody Allen's best movie for a while. How clever is he to use Paris as a backdrop!!

harrietta said...

Great photo and great movie. As I am obsessed with Paris and the Lost Generation the movie was perfect.

Janey and Co. said...

Wow! Beautiful...I would love to see the movie. Nearest theater...100 miles..I am a bit remote until Sept. :(

Alexa said...

And what a night shot it is! Saw the movie a couple of weeks ago, and not sure I want to wait for Netflix to see it again! You can definitely tell how much Woody Allen loves Paris, can't you? And Adrien Brody absolutely nailed Dali!

Starman said...

La Tour Eiffel est bleue. C'est une ancient photo.

Pamela said...

Oh V!!!! This photo is tops!!!!
AMAZING!!!!

Jack said...

Marvelous shot, Virginia. I knew that you would love love love Midnight in Paris.

Peter said...

As you ask .... the tower was blue (+ yellow stars) for six months when France had the chairmanship of the European Union. (Any other questions!) :-)

Virginia said...

Chèr Peter, merci! I can always count on you for the answers to all things Paris. I really did think it was the EU. I knew about the stars but the bleu had me puzzled. Stay close, I'll have more questions! :)
V

Virginia said...

Starman, "ancient" in regards to Paris is a very long time. My photos are from 2007....on , so not so ancient n'est-ce pas? :)

Molly said...

I just had to say "merci" for the mention of the movie. My husband and I went to see it tonight and it was absolutely perfect. I loved the Parisian scenes - and there was just enough native French spoken throughout the film that I actually felt as though I was there.

I am going to stay for two weeks in Montmartre this July - a 30 year dream come true. I am very excited and this film helped me to realize that this is actually becoming a reality.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I still have to wait until August to see "Midnight in Paris"...

Virginia said...

Vreni, it's not too far from Hôtel de Ville. Sells oil, vinegars etc. Ususally has a bunch of motorcycles parked outside. This is the best s hot I"ve gotten, working around them! :)

Molly, I loved the French as well. The first thing I miss when I come home from Paris, hearing the language.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow! This is a stunning shot Virginia.
Now I must see the film!

Have a lovely weekend,
Ruby

James said...

I almost saw that movie today. Now I wish I did. Classic shot and I love it!

c'est Jeff ici said...

Midnight in Paris is magical and the Eiffel Tower is a real presence in this city. As we walk, and we walk a lot, we look forward to being able to see the hourly light show as the Tower glitters.