Friday, August 27, 2010

Fountains of Pol Bury


The Fountains of Pol Bury are found in the Gallery d'Orléans which separates the courtyard of Palais Royal from the garden. Since 1990, the traditional noon-cannon sounds every day.

18 comments:

MadAboutParis said...

Again with the synergy - Virg posted Palais Royale today too - are you Alabamites in cahoots?

Sciarada said...

Buongiorno Genie, this is for me a interesting and original shot!

Shell Sherree said...

I love the way the water's dancing!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Mad -- No, it was just mental (key word here) telepathy.

Sciarada -- Grazie! Mi piace la tua foto di Matisse. Beautiful cat!

Shell -- Too bad that I couldn't clean up the smudges on the balls -- Merci!

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is so fabulous! Isn't it great that art like this is out there for all to enjoy? XX!

Virginia said...

Here we go again! Great minds I always say! :) Love the water that you caught. Great shot.
V

M said...

Oh, Genie, what a great shot! You really captured the water in motion. I loved this fountain and found the few balls that moved when they filled absolutely fascinating.

Alexa said...

Beautifully composed, Genie! When I first saw this fountain, I actually didn't like it. I've since totally changed my mind, but, as you say, they should keep it polished.

JM said...

Great composition, Genie! At first I thought this was one of the Anish Kapoor's amazing works, but it's fantastic too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shari -- With this one you have to hang around long enough to watch the movement. Merci!

Virginia -- We were not even there at the same time -- well, not this June, but perhaps in 2008... Were you that crazy one who....? (jk)

M -- Thanks! In most of the shots I can see one or both of us or those infernal orange cones or yellow tape... grrrrr

Alexa -- Every time I see it there are obstructions which keep you from getting a photo from certain angles. It really is a neat fountain.

JM -- Anish Kapoor is an amazing artist/architect/engineer... I would love to see one of his installations similar to this fountain (like "the world upside down") but I can not remember where it is.

Starman said...

Yours is the first picture of these that actually looks like it might be a fountain. We go to Barcelona on 3 Septembre.

TheChieftess said...

I like this shot Genie! Love the motion of the water...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman -- Thanks! Will you be in Madrid, Seville or Cordoba?

KW -- Yes, I love the motion too and could watch this fountain for a long period of time. Because there was much construction in this area (en juin) it was not conducive to just hanging out.

James said...

I love reflections and I love Paris so this is my kind of photo!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James -- You and I think alike. I have traveled a lot but Paris is my favorite city. Merci!

Oh, and I think that this is a "reflection day" for some bloggers.

ParisBreakfasts said...

I love your airplane hat story Genie!
Thanks for stopping by
merci
carolg

Randy said...

At first sight they look like giant screws. Beautiful photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- I think you are right about the screws. Merci beaucoup!