Tuesday, August 10, 2010

M. C. Escher?


M. C. Escher's infinite staircase?



Ou l'escalier mécanique du Bon Marché?


14 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Do you do a happy dance at department store escalators too, Genie? I'm glad I was sitting down when I looked at these. Escher, indeed!

Genie said...

Shell -- No, as they are not the unexpected treat as in le Métro. However, all of Paris makes me feel like a "happy dance."

Alexa said...

See, now I'll have to do a happy dance while singing "meep, meep" the next time I ride an escalator (but in NYC, no one will notice). I also thought of the stairways at Hogworts when I saw these great graphic shots.

Genie said...

Alexa -- The stairways at Hogwarts! Ah, yes! I see the resemblance. Merci!

In NYC you are correct that no one would notice - hah!

JM said...

Great geometry! The top shot is very clever!

Virginia said...

Who ate my comment?? GRRRRRRR
What I THINK I said was that you were pretty brave to risk the "Bon Marché Police" that don't cater to folks photographing their fancy schmancy store! :)

Genie said...

JM -- The square designs on the sides and bottoms of the escalators easily provided a visual geometric exercise. Merci!

V -- Yes, I was snapping away (quickly). I don't think they mind if you get the store's architecture (same with Galeries Lafayette) but they really don't want you photographing the merchandise and/or the displays (like the hats)!

Loree said...

Oh my goodness - that staircase almost made me feel dizzy. Great shots.

Genie said...

Loree -- Because they are in the center of the store, they almost seem to float. With all the geometrics a close-up look is a bit dizzying (made up word)!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous blog! I love this, it's like a virtual trip to Paris, with a little humour thrown in! Happy to find you, happy to be your newest follower! XX!

Bergson said...

la première nous met la tête à l'envers
excellent

Genie said...

Bergson -- Merci beaucoup à toi!

Shari -- So glad you found me (and I found you)! What I lack in photo skills I can often compensate with humor.

Rob said...

Love these B&W images of this stair - fantastic!

Genie said...

Merci, Rob!