Monday, January 23, 2012

Closing Time


As we walked back to the Métro from a party late one evening, I took a quick shot of the chairs all lined up and as luck would have it...... a waiter walked out! I think this might be one of my favorites from this trip.

31 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Ooh I'm so glad I saw this post in my side bar.

I too love this one - you've captured a special moment!

How could I have missed your week in Paris - I'm going back to read through all these posts!

Did you get your Calender from Jardin d’Acclimatation??

Hugs
Shane

French Girl in Seattle said...

I like it too, V. Great "Parisian" shot. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Jameson said...

That is a beautiful photograph!

Joe said...

A mood perfectly captured. A bientot Albert.

Malyss said...

I like the mood here. The late time can be seen, the tiring day, and a lot to be done, as tables have to be put inside.. A great shot!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Excellent pov, and a candid in BW!

Peter said...

Really nice! (Perfect framing!) You really catched the right moment!

M said...

Wonderful candid shot, Virginia! I also love the Sunday dancers!

this is Belgium said...

"le moment décisif" as Cartier Bresson called it !

La Petite Gallery said...

I swear, there is something in the air in Paris, so many wonderful
sights, smells. Great photo.
yvonne

jewel Yet to Find said...

Perfect shot. It has a story. Unmistakingly Parisian. Love how you choose the right moment to go B&W.

Daryl Edelstein said...

perfect! what a lovely moment.

Nathalie said...

Le moment décisif indeed. I can see why this shot has already become a favorite. It's got everything.
Just brilliant !

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a great evening that was and this shot is just perfect!

Bill said...

Closing time can be such a sad and lonely time, but you captured it beautifully in this photo.

Pamela said...

It's like the universe always orchestrates the perfect shot for you!

TheChieftess said...

Great timing Virginia!!! Love this in B&W...well done!!!

Alexa said...

I agree—you've captured perfectly that moment in time. And it looks like you were shooting from the hip.
But I want to hear about the party! (These days I'm living in Paris vicariously through you and Genie, you know.)

Starman said...

Did he offer you a café?

Maria O. Russell said...

So hauntingly beautiful!

So magical!

I can almost listen to that door opening and his stepping aside...

Thank you Madame!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WELCOME HOME DEAR ONE!!!!!!!!! GOOD TO SEE YOU! Anita

Jack said...

Favorite photo or favorite waiter? I know you!!! I had to turn off your music to reminisce with two versions of "Closing Time." Leonard Cohen's old one and Semisonic's newer one. Go to YouTube.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it.

Carla said...

Don't you just love it when the unexpected happens and makes your shot!!
A great hour in Paris for pics, how late was that?? haha
Carla X

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wonder just how many people sat on those chairs through that day drinking coffee and admiring the chic people walking by! Wish one of them had been moi!! Beautiful image Virginia.

arabesque said...

i like your title. ^0^
love this in B*w.

ParisienSalon said...

Love, love, LOVE!!!

C. R. Spooner said...

Yes, I love it! Puts me right there. I'm loving so many of your photographs...very glad I stumbled upon your blog by clicking on "On Rue Tatin" in my profile!

One day I will be in Paris. For now I can enjoy the experience through your lens.

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Kirsty@Bonjour said...

This is gorgeous, and so FRENCH!

James said...

Outstanding photo! I love it!

ARA said...

I love it this pictures is as breath taking as the city itself. captures the magi and mystic of vielle paris