Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Paris, Je t'aime!


My two Paris loving amies, Mary and Genie are both in Paris today, so I decided to drag out a photograph that brings back some wonderful memories.

Frank Sinatra says it all right here.

21 comments:

parisbycellphone.com said...

With such gorgeous photos, it's easy to see why Paris is easy to love!

ALAIN said...

Une photo originale pour un lieu si souvent représenté.

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

Superbe, Virginia! So Genie made it back to Paris, eh? Quelle chance! -- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Peter said...

I'm sure you will be happy to learn that I have lunch and a walk today with Mary and Genie! :-)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Moi aussi, j´aime Paris! I will be there from Friday to Monday. I´m very much looking forward to this trip! And I hope to meet Genie!

holly@hvhinteriors said...

ah, what wonderful contrast displayed here. Love it.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A great composition...my night shots are more of a hit and miss affair!

la fourchette said...

I can't believe those girls go without you!

Gorgeous shot. Paris is beyond lovely in any light, any weather, any time of day...and you really make her shine!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

If there is one DREAM place in the world that we can always rely on for an escape, even though it has problems of its own, it is PARIS. It is the jewel that sparkles the most for me....

M said...

Love this angle! Great photo, Virginia. I can't believe they are both in Paris without us!!!!!

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic night photo at the Louvre! So romantic!
Bonne journee, V de B!

Virginia said...

Marie, I can't believe it either! I Skyped with Genie on Tuesday and i could hear the church bells ringing!

Peter, you all try and behave yourselves!

Vreni, Oh have a great long weekend in Paris.

Daryl said...

I am loving this shot, this angle and I am GREEN with envy over Mary being in Paris .. and going again with you .. while I sit here in NYC .. bummer

Owen said...

Hi Virginia,
One could camp out in the Louvre courtyard and photograph the reflections on the pyramid at all hours of the day and night, some subjects just don't get tired no matter how often photographed, always something new going on with light, skies, weather...

You could link this in James Weekend Reflections meme, this is a natural...

For anyone in Paris this week, the PhotoQuai expo on the Quai Branly outdoors, along the river is still going on, until this Friday I believe, well worth the footsteps to walk through it. And the Diane Arbus expo et the Jeu de Paume in the Tuilleries is rather fascinating also. She sought out the bizarre and disturbing in life.

Ah, who could not aimer Paris ?

Bill said...

Truly stunning! The gold and silver are so rich together.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Paris at its best seen through your lens Virginia.
Costas

Starman said...

Moody.

Alexa said...

Perfectly captured image of the old and the new, V. Gorgeous and evocative—I am heaving le very big sigh!

Jack said...

Outstanding, Virginia! Your lighting is perfect to showcase the gold, black and white. The contrast between the marvelously detailed belle epoch building and the stark modern glass pyramid is striking. I still shake my head about how annoyed I was when a glass pyramid was proposed for the Louvre and how perfect it seems now. I guess I am sometimes slow to adapt . . .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Awwww, we really do miss you, ma chere amie, and we will all be in Paris together soon.

I love this view and could never tire of it!

Bises,
Genie

James said...

Thanks for the memories!