Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Paris Rouge LXXV - Quelle heure est-il ?


While photographing this gentleman in the Marais one afternoon, I turned and noticed the clock behind me.  I'd love to know the story behind it.

21 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...

Pierre

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

Lovely shot, but can't help you there. Sorry, Virginia. -- Veronique

ALAIN said...

Quelle heure est-il,
Madame Persil ?
Six heures et quart
Monsieur Placard

(Pour la rime, on dira que La pendule retarde)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Classic !

Joe said...

Whenever Robert walked through The Marais he always kept his eyes cast down on the pavement. His finds have included a wallet, a mobile phone and a gold chain. Today the gutter offered him a scorched but intact piece of paper. He deciphered the cursive handwriting; "At the Grand Central Terminal Clock look up to the sky and with your eyes trace an invisible line from 5 o'clock and search for the passage hidden in plain sight"....

Shell Sherree said...

Whatever the story, you turned it into a beautiful photo op, V!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Love French iron work.....thank you.

Leif Hagen said...

Donald Trump gave this New York clock to Francois Mitterand back in 1993 as a friendship gesture to Paris! C'est vrai cette histoire, V de B?

Daryl said...

Was it set to NY time or to Paris time?

Roseann said...

V-
I hope you took a photo of the words facing the clock. My curiosity is piqued.

anni said...

interesting isn't it ? next time, you will find out and let us know.; there is quite a lot to go by.. could this be a reference to le Musée du Temps de Besançon?
http://whatisbelgium.blogspot.com

Malyss said...

For me , the mystery in this picture is the quote. Not enough words to make it complete..

Karl said...

Beautiful old clock !

parisbycellphone.com said...

Ah, if only I had enough time to pound out a story about this clock, but unfortunately for me, it's bed time!

Dianne said...

Il est six heures et huit. Isn't that clock just simple divine - and set against le rouge. So pleased you looked up.

Alexa said...

Exactly what Shell said! The clock looks nothing like the one in Grand Central, but it's beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Il est l'heure d'aller à Paris! Anita

Virginia said...

For those wondering about the quote, google the author. I found it once, but can't translate.

Joe, you're scenario is intriguing! Let us hear more.
V

Kalyan P said...

lovely capture!

Pamela said...

I love this photo V it is so striking! The black clock against the red is incredible!
You have the best eye for photography!

VP said...

Wonderful image!