Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tournez vous vers le ciel




Always look up -- Otherwise you will miss beauties like this!



Au coin du
Boulevard Beaumarchais et de la Rue Saint-Claude

3ième arrondissement

24 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Great picture; interesting structure.

Thanks.

Shell Sherree said...

Ouch ~ I just fell off my chair at so much beauty, Genie! Gorgeous!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Great advice; I would not want to miss a spectacular building like that. What a snap! You've captured Paris perfectly again.

Starman said...

I think I may have taken that same shot, though I can't find it. I love the older architecture

Virginia said...

Coup de foudre is the word of the day. ...parfait. These gorgeous buildings are one reason why I fell in love.
V

Alexa said...

I'm just glad you always follow your own excellent advice, Genie—and share the results with us! (Boy, would I love to see what this place looks like inside.)

rob said...

I am always amazed and impressed with the Parisian architecture.

Nadege said...

I'd love to see the inside.

TheChieftess said...

I too have a few pics of this lovely building!!!! But I must say, your perspective and composition is the best!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all of you who have kept my blog happy while I was away, MERCI!

Mr Bear -- Thanks for all your comments in my absence -- I love the slate roof with its little windows.

Shell -- Wouldn't it be so much fun to peer out of that circular window. Perhaps it is a tall room and that window is high up in the curved corner room. Wish we knew!

Brittany -- I just bet that you could ice a cake that looks this pretty!

Virginia -- I agree totally and there are more beautiful buildings than can be counted. That is why we must return again and again! Ready?

Alexa -- Sometimes the most beautiful buildings are too tall to get a shot like this but the detail in this one is just lovely. I have several photos where the "face" and round window were perfectly framed by the green of the tree but this one shows more of the architecture.

Rob -- Me too, and there are so many different styles and eras to be found with much preserved from previous centuries.

Nadedge -- Virginia was close by that day and had there been an open doorway.... Well, you never know. We might have made it all the way to that little balcony!

Chieftess -- Well, I feel good that we both had the same "eye for design." Wouldn't it have been fun to have captured someone at the window!

Bill said...

Paris is one of my favourite cities, we've been there four times and plan to come back again in 2011. You have such fascinating architecture and a lot of it to chose from for your blog. Oh and I also love French food.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bill, my friend, I have much more to show you then! So glad that you visited and commented.

I would imagine that it is quite a long flight for you to get to Paris. I am thankful that it is a short 7 to 8 hours from Atlanta, my usual jump-off flight.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful. One could hurt their neck walking around your lovely city.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy, and as I have said before, if you don't occasionally look down you will likely step in doggie poo-poo.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ah, just like in NY! You miss out if you are looking down! Gorgeous, Genie! XX!

Arti said...

Thats am amazing structure...
And the advise is so true!!
Lovely blog. Have a great day:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shari -- Merci! I am sending you a photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Arti -- Thank you for your comment and I see that you love photography as well. Please visit again!

Juniper said...

Wow- what a cool looking rooftop! Makes me extremely curious to see the inside! It's rooms must have have wonderful light and views!

Amanda said...

i dream about living in a place like this......

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Juniper and Amanda -- In looking at the front windows, it would appear to have been remodeled or "weatherized" as we say here. I wish some student of architecture could tell me whether or not the roof windows are part of the room or on a staircase (to nowhere?) or purely decorative.

hollyb said...

Love the two lions on the sides - wonder how many photos of "fang" you have from all our trips?1

JM said...

Gorgeous! Love building tops like this.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Holly, ma fille, there are many "fangs" in my photo collection, bien sûr! To the rest of the readers, this is an inside joke.

JM -- Merci! I think that your city has many beautiful buildings as well.