Monday, September 26, 2011

L'huile d'olive


My last day in Paris, June '10, I passed this store in the Marais. The young ladies that worked there were so friendly, and welcomed my photographs.  In France, an olive oil shop is a work of art.  I have several more I'll share.

21 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Gorgeous shot, Virginia. J'adore l'huile d'olive! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very nice composition of vertical and horizontals...

Paris Paul said...

Excellent! Looking forward to the upcoming photos!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful composition Virginia, reflections and colours lovely.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And in France, OLIVE OIL is a work of art! The best I have ever, ever had.....Anita

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The amber bottles with just a bit of rouge reflection is delightful... wish I had one of those bottles! Delish!

Leif Hagen said...

Did you try to bring one home in your suitcase, V de B?!

Virginia said...

Genie, I think I overlooked the rouge!

Leif, no darlin', those pesky TSA guys would have made me throw it out!

Anita, you're right about that.

WOng and Grace, I sort of liked the lady walking across the street as well. Thank you.

Paul and Veronique, Merci!

Daryl said...

Pretty and healthy ...

Alexa said...

Yes, they are—and I just love the way you captured the light coming through these bottles.
Spent the weekend chez my mostly-internetless maman, but wow! for both your Sat. & Sun. posts!

Starman said...

I wonder if this oil is from Spain. The Spanish have the very best aceite de oliva.

Malyss said...

Great reflection and games with the light!

Maya said...

YUM! Beautiful photo!

this is Belgium said...

how something so simple can look so good and so inviting;. it is true that the red, once more, gives it a nice finishing touch

Jack said...

Beautiful photo, Genie. Until ten years ago, vegetable oil was vegetable oil to me, and not interesting. However, I had an introduction to fine extra virgin olive oil, and now I am hooked! Show us more!

Jack said...

Hey, you're Virginia, not Genie. So sorry! I still love EV olive oil.

Witness said...

Nice!

martinealison said...

Une photo très emblématique... je suis une amoureuse des OLIVIERS... respectueuse du travail des olives...
Gros bisous et merci pour cette belle photo.

VP said...

We have many special olive oils, but I guess that here they are in another league... Great picture, by the way!

Murissa Maurice said...

Gorgeous!
I hear that you can go olive oil tasting in some areas of France & Italy!

The Wanderfull Traveler

Ÿos said...

Hermosas transparencias y reflejos en una composición abierta al caminante. Felicidades. Enchanté de connaitre cette blog