Thursday, February 10, 2011

Galerie Vivienne et le ciel



The gallery is lined with elegant fanlight windows and the rotunda is graced with nymphs and godesses. Looking up from the mosaic-tiled floors this is the rotunda framing a Paris blue sky.

La Galerie Vivienne
6, rue Vivienne

26 comments:

Malyss said...

It's like an eye looking towards the sky! Wonderful picture!

Dianne said...

Just picture perfect
~ sous le ciel de paris ~
"All Things french"

Bibi said...

Before it all scrolled in, I thought it was the Musee d'Orsay clock.

I like this 'wheel'.

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Très beau cliché, et excellents contrastes.
Bravo!

Cezar and Léia said...

Genie, sweetie...I was just comment in the previous post about Daniel Buren and your magnificent shot!
And then...this one, very creative and wow "my kind of angle"!
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!
I love it!
I'm sure I have much to learn with your creative ideas and pictures!
bisous
Léia

Nina said...

This is a fantastic shot!

Nina said...

Oh I just have to add, I really really enjoy your blog dear Genie. I get to see parts of Paris I have not yet seen and I am such a friend of details, like you. You see the most wonderful small details and you share them with us. Thank you. Bisous, Nina

Kate said...

A circle is a perfect shape for an outstanding photo.

Miss Sadie said...

That's an amazing picture, Genie. In some ways it's like the circular staircase of a while ago. Makes my head go around and around.

M said...

"Mr. Blue Sky", "Up, Up and Away", "Fly Me to the Moon" ... all these melodies and more are flitting through my head as I gaze upon this wonderful photo. Putting this gallerie on my list!

Harriet said...

A beautiful way to let the sun shine in........I love the way things 'line up' in this photo.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

My third book is about goddesses! I have to see this place!

Virginia said...

Have I ever looked up and seen this??? I will next time!

Rob said...

Perfect circularity!

Steven said...

A great photo. Im just glad I dont have to wash those glass panes.

Loree said...

That's another gorgeos photo Genie.

Starman said...

A giant alien ship landing in Paris.

TheChieftess said...

Love the blue of the sky with the hint of reflections...

Alexa said...

More proof that it always pays to look up in Paris. I think I'd be willing to pay more just to shop here than get a bargain in a strip mall (maybe).

James said...

Wow that is so cool! I love the ceiling and the reflections.

Jack said...

Wonderful, Genie. This morning I finished the fourth of four lectures on the creation of Paris, 1600 - 1900. I enjoyed it, but I am not entertaining any questions about what I remember!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss -- I think that you always have to look up in Paris or you might miss something

Dianne -- Merci, le sigh

Bibi -- It does have that same look with the expanse of blue beyond the frame

Richard -- Merci, mon ami

Leia -- You are too kind, my dear, with your praise... I learn much from the photos of others like you -- bon weekend

Nina -- Merci, and I try to capture both details and broad sweeping photos... some days I am all about the details, though

Marie -- Yes, put this gallerie on your list as it is exquisite and there is a great spot for a dejeuner and tea.

Kate -- Huge circles like this are a treat to find, particularly with the blue skies

Miss Sadie -- You are right... it does remind me of the "Chambered Nautilus staircase"

Harriet -- It almost looks like it is moving

Samantha -- Yes, you really must and I have a whole list of "godesses" that can be found in the architecture of Paris

Virginia -- Hope that we can go together

Rob -- Merci

Steven -- Moi aussi!!

Loree -- Merci, mon amie, et bon weekend!

Starman -- I certainly hope not but it does look a bit like a flying saucer

Chieftess -- Reflections always add interest to a photo, merci!

Alexa -- A spot of tea there and an afternoon of watching people would be fun too

James -- Merci, mon ami

Jack -- I am counting on you to know all of the history so study well!

Cynthia said...

How lovely it must be to have a window that allows you to spy on the people in Galerie Vivienne :)

Reader Wil said...

What an absolutely perfect photo! Very beautiful!

Tiago Braga said...

Amazing view

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Cynthia -- Ah, yes to be a voyeur in Paris!

Wil -- Merci, mon ami!

Tiago -- Thanks for visiting my site!