Monday, January 2, 2012

Tuileries From Above - Jumping Puddles


Last January as Peter and I went round and round on the grand roue at Place de la Concorde, I captured this view of Tuileries and the Louvre in the background.  It was a chilly and drizzly day as you can see from all the puddles scattered along the way.

Congratulations to Magdariana for being my 600th Follower!  Thank you all for your faithful visits to this blog!!!

17 comments:

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Great view from the air...lucky you to spend a day with Peter...

Malyss said...

Paris is so romantic in B&W, and under the rain! Happy New Year to you, dear Virginia!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Majestic view!

this is Belgium said...

what a wonderful picture ! it is just simply perfect.. glad it did not make you dizzy (as it would make me..)

Peter said...

You see, I was right to "force" you to take a tour with the Ferris wheel!

Daryl Edelstein said...

I cant imagine being comfortable enough on a Ferris wheel to take pix .. that would involve not griping the sides of the car in a strangle hold.

Harriet said...

We all owe Peter a big thank you for getting you up in the 'grand rue'. Great photo! You have a gift for great composition and knowing what is pleasing to the eye.

Virginia said...

Peter, I do have you to thank for all the "encouragement" you offer. I'd have NEVER done that on my own!

Belgium and Daryl, I thought the same thing but being enclosed in the glass "bubble" helped. I did squeeze my eyes shut at first, then when I opened them and saw Paris below, I forgot the fear!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

As afraid of heights as I am, I am definitely going up next time Virginia, I would 'overcome' for a shot like this. Fantabulous!

French Girl in Seattle said...

I was there myself last year. We could have met! ;-) Paris can be damp and grey in the winter, but it still looks incredible, especially from such a vintage point Apparently, Peter offers excellent advice ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

An Eye for Detail said...

Happy New Year Virginia! All the best, and look forward to so many more wonderful photos!
Libby

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I visit this blog constantly, but don't leave a comment each time because it is ALWAYS great to view Paris through your lens, so I seem to run out of new words to describe my impressions!
Congratulations on your 600th follower - a testament to the quality of your images and blog.
Warm wishes.

Janey and Co. said...

I love Paris in the winter...fewer tourist. The view from up there is wonderful!

Jack said...

This looks like an archive photo from years past.

Karena said...

Beautiful Virginia I only wish I were there!

Happy New Years to you and yours!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

James said...

Happy New Year Virginia! I may not comment on all of your posts but I've looked at and enjoyed every one of them more than once. Here's to more photos and more trips to Paris!

Joe said...

A classic Virginia. Congrats.