Friday, February 18, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy -- Carrousel Reflections



The rainy, very cold December day found these two ladies out on a jaunt, taking a spin on the carrousel (which, for the record, is rotating counter-clockwise)...



Un-named carrousel
Boulevard de Courcelles and
Rue de Miromesnil
Place Prosper Goubaux


See more reflections at James' Newtown Area Photo.

45 comments:

Dianne said...

Oops! now should we have taken a left back there?? Love the hats and gloves.
xx
"All Things French"

Cezar and Léia said...

Sweet Genie, you have amazing ideas for the titles!
The girls are adorable, absolutely gorgeous!
And the reflections lights are superb!
The girl at the right size, looks so interesting in something out there, her expression is unique and your picture is awesome, you have captured the moment, and now it's eternal!
bises and happy weekend
Léia

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Heureux temps de la jeunesse qui s'extasie sur les manèges! Cela nous ramène, nous aussi, quelques années en arrière...
Je me souviens que pour gagner un tour gratuit, il fallait attraper la queue à Mickey.
Bonne journée, Genie!

Malyss said...

I like your title and love the babies faces!So much to see around!

Shell Sherree said...

That's a wonderful title, Genie, and those little sweeties are adorable. Oh, to be born with that je ne sais quoi.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Too cute!

Kate said...

The expressions on their faces are priceless...worth a million dollars. How much fun they must have during their spin in the world.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful image!

M said...

The title is parfait! I believe Miss Daisy had a very similar bonnet. What a great slice of life. The girls couldn't be cuter and the light reflections are beautiful.

Diane said...

How lovely - I love the carousels that they have EVERYWHERE in France. xx

EG Wow said...

Love the title of this post! Cute photo too.

Virginia said...

Oh they are adorable. The one on the right looks like a little old lady! :)
V

Nadege said...

Darling little girls!

Rob said...

Too cute, and best of all, no need to stop and ask for directions.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice and very cute! Mittens!
By the way, I LOVE your header photo!

Karen said...

Cute little girls and a terrific capture.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh, SO cute and pretty reflections on those windows!

Sylvia K said...

Priceless, delightful reflections, Genie! I love them and the look on those two little faces! Perfect! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

James said...

This is classic! I can picture this framed or as a poster on a wall. It would make a great greeting card too.

Regina said...

How wonderful!
Happy weekend reflections.

" Regina "

Lesley said...

Oh, someone was distracted ay all the pretty lights of Paris!

Alexa said...

Elles sont mignonnes! How many little girls does it take to drive a car?—or maybe this is the Driver's Ed vehicle. :~} Nicely captured. Bon weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Cute and christmassy!

I love les danseuses du Palais Garnier.

Halcyon said...

Precious!

TheChieftess said...

Absolutely precious Genie!!! Their expressions are priceless! Wonderful capture...

Jack said...

This is extra cute. The girl on the right (as we face them) has an expression of such wonder, and the lights radiate from her! May lights continue to radiate from her throughout her life.

Starman said...

I know I said I didn't see any going counter-clockwise, but I have this video from Place de la République: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KGccjc6TGA

Karena said...

Genie, so darling!! The girls are a delight!

Have a wonderful weekend...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Loree said...

What pretty little ladies.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I can't tell if they are enjoying it, enduring it or just mesmerized. I was always terrified of rides when I was little so I'm probably just projecting my fears on these little darlings. They are precious. The pink hat is adorable!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Genie, This is adorable! I love all
your pictures and enjoy your blog
so much! Always makes me homesick
for Paris, though!

Jane
Flora Doora

Lew said...

A burst of light reflected off the glass and two little ones with rapt interest on what's outside - marvelous photo!

BillDixon said...

Love it. Looks like lots of fun. Their expressions say a lot. Next time maybe you can take a ride and take a picture from the inside. That would be too funny.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne -- Such the proper ladies... of course

Léia -- You are so kind and I am glad that you like these little children... They were adorable as they tried out several different vehicles on the manège...Happy weekend to you and Cezar and Luna!

Richard -- Avec tous les manèges en France tu peut sûrement trouver un pas à Mickey... (Tu me fait rire)

Malyss -- They were with grandparents and two others... full of energy!

Shell -- Merci, I think we are all born with it but we grow up and lose it

Carol -- Merci, mon amie

Kate -- I think that they rode more than once... what fun!

Forest Dream Weaver -- Merci, and I love your beautiful images but no way to comment

Marie -- The little one on the left looks so intent on driving... too cute!

Diane -- And I hope to track down all of them in Paris, mon amie!

EG -- They are dressed a bit like ladies of a certain esteemed class.

Virginia -- Oh, I agree... sisters, of course

Nadege -- Merci, mon amie... so nice to see you here... bon weekend!

Rob -- Hah! No directions needed on this manège...

Pat -- It was very cold that day and mittens were advised... thank you for the comment on my header. I love it too... Merci!

Karen -- Merci... I have several blurred photos once they got to spinning on the caroussel

Carolyn -- The reflections are from the underside of the carousel... Merci!

Sylvia -- I hope that you have a wonderful weekend too, mon amie.

James -- I would love to give those grandparents a copy... so cute!

Regina -- Merci!

Lesley -- I think that those children were regulars here

Alexa -- Driver's Ed - hahaha! At least the little one on the left has both hands on the wheel... The other precious is a bit distracted! merci...

Ciel -- Merci, and glad that you like les danseuses aussi!

Halcyon -- Merci et bon weekend... safe travels, mon amie

Chieftess -- Merci... glad that you like Thelma and Louise here

Jack -- And we wish that for all children... lovely thoughts... at that age they just absorbe everything around them

Starman -- I need to go to that one yet... thanks for the link!

Karena -- Merci, my friend! Wishing you a great weekend too...

Loree -- As my mom would say, "cute as a button!"

Tammy -- Oh, they were definitely enjoying it... the whole crowd was full of energy and rode it several times

Jane -- Merci... I am glad that this is a remembrance of good times past for you!

Lew -- Merci... I think that the one on the right was watching her little brother on the next car (a rocketship)

Bill -- Funny? Only if there was someone to get my photo from this same vantage point - hah!

Randy said...

How fun. This brought back really good memories.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Well I have dibs on the rocket, but I'll share a turn with you... bon weekend!

jeannette said...

I love it when kids have no idea how cute they are! And the hat of the right child -priceless!

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

Too cute! Their expressions are so sweet.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jeannette -- Kids enjoy just "being" without self-consciousness... So fun to see. Thanks for your comments

Brittany -- Merci, mon amie... I am off to check on what you have cooked up this weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

This is a wonderful shot for Weekend Reflections!

'Tsuki said...

Très belle cette composition... Le carrousel s'efface pour ne laisser place qu'à un oeuf de verre, fragile, une capsule d'éternité fendant l'univers avec à son bord le futur à l'état d'enfance... J'aime décidément beaucoup, bravo !

Genie said...

Hi Genie...it’s the other Genie here. Oh, my....this photo just warms my heart. I love their pensive looking eyes, their mouths, the white gloves on the child on the left, and the lights of the carrousel ride are beautiful. What a fine capture. It makes me think back on all the time we took the children to Walt Disney World. Hugs.

JM said...

'Driving Miss Daisy'! :-) How very cute, Genie, wonderful capture.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Cute girls enraptured by the wonder of it all. And they're better dressed than I am.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Margaret -- Merci, mon amie.

'Tsuki -- C'est vrai... un oeuf de verre avec ces précieux enfants... tes mots français sont envoûtants... I love the message you saw in this photo... Merci

Genie -- Love to see you here... two Genies make for much mischief! These darlings are typical of children everywhere with the wonderment seen in their eyes... Merci!

JM -- Merci... I wondered if many people other than Americans would understand the title

Oakland -- They were dressed "to the 9s" and for the cold weather... Thanks!