Thursday, December 6, 2012

L'Oisneau de Feu

L'Oisneau de Feu

I have a love /hate feeling about the Stravinsky Fountain.  Although I deep down really love the vibrant colored sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle and her husband Jean Tinguely, the black pieces don't seem to fit there. In addition, I don't think I've ever seen the fountain when all of the sculptures were working and moving as it was designed.  That said, this evening when the Église Saint-Merri was warmly lit, it makes a striking image against this 14th century church.

14 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Sympa cette image !
Bonne journée,

Pierre

French Girl in Seattle said...

The fountain can say a heartfelt "Merci" to the Church behind it... Without it... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

martinealison said...

Un contraste extraordinaire et surprenante à la fois...

Je suis heureuse d'avoir fait cette si agréable promenade dans ton blog aujourd'hui en prenant le temps d'admirer l'ensemble de tes captures photographiques que j'avais manquées ces derniers jours.
Je serai plus présente dans quelques jours... Mon séjour chez mes enfants s'achève...

Gros bisous.

Shell Sherree said...

It's certainly striking in this light, dear V.

Kristie Franklin said...

It is a very colorful fountain but looks a bit out of place there. I really like your festive Christmas header! :)

Angele Style said...

No thank you. It does not compute with my senses on any level. There is sooooo much beauty in Paris no need to muck it up.

Alexa said...

Have to agree with you on all counts, V. And I'm loving the banner too!

Starman said...

I love the Stravinsky Fountain and I have seen it when all the sculptures were working at the same time. It's most striking.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Me, I Love Love the fountain & it's very congruity with Paris is part of why I love it! Gorgeous shot of it, Virginia!

ALAIN said...

Oisneau... tu fais un raccourci entre oiseau et Doisneau ?

Louise said...

It certainly does make an interesting contrast. Although I guess it would contrast with everything. I haven't seen the Stravinsky Fountain yet, it's definitely on my to do list for next visit.

Vreni said...

I love the fountain because I love the work of Niki de Saint-Phalle. The fountain has its good and bad times, sometimes it looks really bad and neglected, some months later there´s water and all the figure move as they should. I´m curious to see how it´s going in two weeks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such an unusual piece of sculpture, it reminds me a little of our 'cactus' in Forrest Chase..certainly something like this gets people talking!

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