Friday, January 20, 2012

Un dernier regard


Our last afternoon in Paris on Tuesday,  Mary took me to the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette.  What a spectacular way to end our week in Paris.  It was almost sunset and the view took my breath.

37 comments:

AL said...

Such a melancholic picture tinged with sadness, and yet still full of hope for your return encore une fois.

martinealison said...

La Dame de fer nous attend toujours... peut-être que lors de votre prochain séjours à Paris nous pourrions nous y rencontrer...
Gros bisous

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I wouldn't mind this view every day !

Maya said...

Beautiful! Both you and the view!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

The last look is always the most beautiful.
You take away with you that last image.
Costas

M said...

The B&W is lovely and portrays the melancholy mood well but I would love to see the sunset in color. Beautiful parting shot ... Well done, Mary!

Kate said...

Very nice; a view to remember!

Virginia said...

M, have a look at the header! :)
V

This is Belgium said...

But you are going to Alabama.. how could you possibly be sad :-) ? i did not see you wave at me in Brussels but will wave at you soon from Tiger town ;)
beautiful beautiful shot AND header !
anni

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely image Virginia!

this is Belgium said...

wpuld be AWESOME ..
I love to make pics at Toomers corner. It is at least as exotic to me as Paris to you !
will actually be ONLY driving thru Tiger town in the afternoon of February 7 from Atlanta to Thomasville. The trip goes ATl, Lagrange, Opelika, Tiger town, Tuskegee, Montgomery etc.
Let me get back to you.. I will ask my "gorgeousness" what is on the schedule on Febr 8, 9 and 10.. (return to Brussels on the 11th) maybe I will be closer to you... who knows.. Maybe Selma or Tuscaloosa.??.
Would like to return to those places for pictures (not for This is Belgium)

Malyss said...

Cried and smiled at the same time?...

Pamela said...

This is a great photo of you V ...taking in the beauty of Paris! Love it!!

arabesque said...

wow! a nice bg and a nice lovely foto of you. ^0^

French Girl in Seattle said...

Virginia... une americaine a Paris... en photo pour l'instant... jusqu'a la prochaine fois... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Jewel Yet to Find said...

Oh Virginia! I feel si triste. I always have tears when leaving. If this majestic sunset was the only image it was still worth the flight. Can't wait to see many more.
Natalie

Anne said...

a lovely picture to keep as a souvenir of your trip!

Maria O. Russell said...

That nice looking landscape pales in comparison to your great beauty...

P.S. I´m starting to forget Paris-cannot recognize that green roof in front of the ET! Madeleine? Odeon?

SOS s.v.p.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A beautiful photo of you... I can feel the joy.
This needs to be blown up and put over your fireplace. We'll find a new place for the map :-)

Alexa said...

Both shots—color AND b&w—are stunning! This was said of Venice (by François Mauriac), but think you might agree that it applies to Paris too: You don't leave it, you tear yourself away.

GeneMarine said...

A photo that will transcend the years for you!

Virginia said...

Maria, I don't know if I know the roof but i"m guessing Madeleine.

GeneMarine, thank you for your comment. You are right. Every photograph is a precious memory for me.

altadenahiker said...

You gorgeous thing, you. This makes my day (vicariously speaking).

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful stunning view! I loved shopping at Galeries Lafayette.

Virginia said...

Sandi, OH NO, the map must stay! :)

Karena said...

Beautiful image Virginia!! A wonderful trip to Paris!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jack said...

It is a perfect wrap-up shot to finish your most recent trip to Paris. It is not fair that you have all of that gorgeous hair and I am . . . ahem . . . challenged.

Virginia said...

Jack I answered that via an email to you. Most of the time my hair is downright scary in Paris!!!
V

Janey and Co. said...

I see two friends!

Cheri said...

Truly a beautiful photo.

TheChieftess said...

This is a fabulous photo of you...enjoying your greatest love!!!

Judy - So California said...

V, Many thanks to Mary for this great shot of you in your special corner of the world!

Harriet said...

I hope that you're framing this photo so that you can enjoy it every day! A really great photo!

James said...

Oh the joy! :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Fabulous scenery!

ARA said...

your pictures make me want to return all the time.. i miss paris

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I love ALL your latest photographs!!
But especially this one I think the best...even though you are facing away from the camera we can still that smile from HERE!

Hugs Jane