Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jardin des Tuileries - en hiver



I do not know what pleased me more...

The solitude of Tuileries in winter or the little tracks on the snow-dusted frozen pond...

All is quiet in le Jardin des Tuileries

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30 comments:

Dianne said...

I can feel the quiet in your photo - softly quiet. I wonder what made that little track?

Bibi said...

Truly beautiful, Genie...and so Parisian.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Beautiful! I love this quiet atmosphere. I never saw the Jardin des Tuileries this way.

Bergson said...

un gris très joli

Malyss said...

I love the little tracks! and the two statues on each side seem to be practising ice skating! :)

kathrin said...

oh that looks coold, more I like it with sunshine, big hugh Kathrin

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is awesome in every time of the year! :)
Amazing shot!
Léia

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful any time of year! The tracks are the icing on the cake.

M said...

Peacefully beautiful -- love the glimmer of lights on the right and the touch of green -- they pop from the white stillness. Notice that the statue on the left looks like he's ice skating on the frozen pond. Ahhh le sigh ...

Harriet said...

Great photo. I love the way you caught that light.

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

awww..sweet serenity!

Virginia said...

I predict a little seagull made those tiny tracks. Beautiful.
V

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Très jolie photo d'hiver!
Le jardin des Tuileris m'a inspiré dans l'un de mes romans:

http://richard-moisan.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html

Bonne journée!

Steven said...

This is really good. It has everything a good photo should have. You have talent. Your camera likes you.

J. Evan Kreider said...

Genie, it is so nice to find a new photo on your blog each day, each one different and, more often than not, taken with an eye I will never have. Thank you!

Loree said...

Wonderful photo. I thought at first that it was a B&W and then I saw the spots of colour. A really nice shot.

cieldequimper said...

The tracks do it for me! :-)

Alexa said...

See, when you get here late it's all been said! I'll just add that I think you captured a special moment in this beautiful garden.

European Chic said...

It looks beautiful, almost better than in reality, and I should know living here and going to there often.
Greetings from Paris!

James said...

A wonderful shot and a wonderful place!

Halcyon said...

I love the tracks too! What a great shot. This garden looks good in most any season, I think.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne -- Since we do not have snow where I live, I am always taken by how it absorbs noise... very nice

Bibi -- Merci, mon amie

Vreni -- It was almost worth the cold! Just kidding, it is beautiful in all seasons and very much worth it.

Bergson -- Merci, je l'aime aussi

Malyss -- The tracks were what first caught my eye... I thought that they were ice skating too!

Kathrin -- It was cold... Merci, mon amie!

Léia -- I want to take this same shot in warmer, greener weather, but I think you are right

Carol -- Merci, the dusting of snow did look like powdered sugar

Marie -- I think that the glimmer of lights is the carrousel... I almost made this b/w but the green was a nice soft touch... merci

Harriet -- Thank you, dear friend.

Tammy -- Sweet, COLD serenity - hehe

Virginia -- Seagull? Hummm, not sure... merci

Richard -- Je voudrais le lire... merci!

Steven -- Many thanks... I'm glad my camera likes me... I feel not quite right when I don't have it with me

Evan -- Thanks for your kind words, but you, my friend, have a discerning eye for composition and perspective... You are the best in churches

Loree -- It is important to let the scene dictate the outcome... If I want to see lots of green and colors I will have to come back in the spring/summer/fall... merci!

ciel -- The tracks do it for me too. I'll have to look at a few other shots to see what type of bird it is (like I could tell!) but it was not a duck

Alexa -- I always appreciate your kind words, mon amie...

European Chic -- I think that everyone who reads my blog and loves Paris just turned a shade of vert -- I hope that you will visit often as it makes me happy when Parisians feel my photos are authentic... Merci.

James -- Merci... I hope that you get to see snow on your next visit!

Halcyon -- There were intricate tracks made by not more than two "birds" in several sections... wish that I could have snapped one as s/he walked! Merci.

Randy said...

I love the tracks in the pond but the overall view is great!

Jack said...

What I like best is the way melting ice and snow creates pretty darker patterns. And, the paired statues doing whatever they are doing . . . skating? racing? Very peaceful image, Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Merci, the formal layout of this pond is perfect... the tracks just show that it is frozen

Jack -- Merci, and you would be the ice/snow expert in my book! I think that the statues must be running, but with the ice on the pond, it does appear that they are skating...

'Tsuki said...

C'est vraiment superbe... Et tellement inattendu, les Tuileries gelées... On dirait quelque marais perdu en Sologne...

JM said...

Nothing to do with how I remember this. Fantastic!

Starman said...

The tracks are form an interesting pattern.

Ninny said...

Coldly beautiful or beautifully cold? Both!

Liz

TheChieftess said...

Now this LOOKS COLD!!!

wv: reali, reali, cold!!!