Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bonjour Madame!!!!


Parisians on their balconies. Sometimes I can get a wave or a smile. Taken in 2008, it was just the beginning of my fascination ( addiction? ) with Parisian street photography and eventually my 100 French Strangers quest.  As I have spent more time there, I'm bolder and take more risks. J'aime le résultat.

18 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Virginia,

Great photograph of Madame standing on her little bacony.
I love the red of her dress and the red rose on the upper window garden.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Suzi said...

I have one similar which I must show you - it's on the balcony of the "Pauls" chain restaurant in Saint Germain. I love it. There is something about balconies! Next time I go to Paris -- I want one.
Love this. x

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Bonjour Paris.
Costas

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love the Parisian balconies! And you can see a lot of people standing on their balconies smoking a cigarette, watching what is going on in the streets.

Nathalie said...

I suppose she was smoking?

I love the fact that you've become so bold. I'm still in the 'can't do this' doldrums. Something to work on!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the balustrades, the street lamp and the discreet touches of red, and she's smiling Virginia, gorgeous Parisian scene.

Shell Sherree said...

What a gorgeous scene, V ~ I love that you caught each other's eyes and she seems happy with the camera attention. Her splash of red is most fortuitous.

M said...

Must have been quite chilly as she is wearing a leather jacket over her red bathrobe. Quite an interesting Paris Rouge capture. Love the architecture of the balconies and the way that there is just a touch of color in the photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Nice photo of Jacqueline! What a fantastic balcony, non?!

Harriet said...

I think it was the Paris Rouge that caught your eye! I love the fancy details in the iron work of the balconies in Paris ---- or even the plain ones --- there is something so inviting about a balcony.

Daryl said...

and getting some superb photos to share!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that the two of you connected. A big smile and a wave from a silver-blond gets you a long way in taking a shot like this... I count on being able to run fast after clicking, hehehe!

biz,
g

Alexa said...

LOVE the splash of red, and the cute smile she's giving you. Your chutzpah is paying off, V!

Petrea Burchard said...

She looks glad to see you!

Paris Paul said...

Polish immigrant in her pajamas on the balcony to smoke a cigarette. Either that or my mother-- and that's my final answer. ;-)

Jack said...

I'm seeing some red highlights here, Virginia. It was intended to be.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thank you for linking up to Traveling Tuesday's at the WhistleStop Cafe.
I am thinking we can take a trip to Paris every tuesday!

Country Girl said...

I like the result too. Your photos are wonderful.