Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lost in thought...



This young woman was alone in Jardin du Palais Royal, sitting quietly on the park bench, no acknowledgement of our presence or of others scattered throughout the park. Was she in deep contemplation, waiting for a friend? When we walked past this spot several hours later she was gone, no visible evidence of her time spent on the bench.



Jardin du Palais Royal
Métro Palais Royal Musée du Louvre

27 comments:

Miss Sadie said...

Genie: She was contemplating the existential nature of the Universal Reality.

Great picture, btw.

Bibi said...

Paris is a great place for contemplation....

Malyss said...

A bench is a pretty and perfect place to get lost into one's own thoughts..

Andy said...

In her mind she is probably saying "I'm going to just sit here and ignore that woman with the camera:)"

Birdman said...

Interesting b/w subject here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Miss Sadie -- She did appear to be deep in thought so you may be right on target

Bibi -- Yes, and there is so much to contemplate in those amazing surroundings

Malyss -- In Paris, it is quite acceptable to pause on a bench for no particular reason... when I am there the time is so short that it is hard to "just sit"

Andy -- Actually, I am not sure that she saw me as I came up from behind her

Birdman -- Merci, mon ami

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wonderful Genie, great atmosphere.

Cezar and Léia said...

Paris...the special place where we see beautiful and special girls!This picture is wonderful dear Genie!
Léia

Virginia said...

This garden is one of my favorite haunts for shots like this one. I love composition G.
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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Carol -- Merci, mon artiste peintre

Léia -- Before long the warmer days will make this bench more inviting! Merci, mes amis!

Virginia -- Yes, and on this day Peter, Holly and I almost were locked in the garden!

Nathalie said...

My personal interpretation is that she had earplugs and a flow of music through her head.

Harriet said...

Great composition - seeing her profile through the branches. Love the curve and the circles of the bench.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nathalie -- I think you are spot-on! I have never seen so many white cords and earbuds as in Paris though I imagine that the subways in all major cities have made this "look" a necessity. Merci!

Harriet -- Thank you... Although the photo does not really show this, it was frigid that day... She has several layers of clothing and thankfully the bench was wood, not metal... brrrrr!

Miss Sadie said...

Well said, Andy!

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous picture. It makes you wonder what she is thinking ...

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Loree said...

Who knows what she was thinking about. I get lost in thought like that sometimes.

Halcyon said...

Wonderful shot. I love scenes like this.

suzanneberry said...

an incredible photograph and narrative. was she anxious about a pending meeting, taking a short break or did she just get some news that she might eventually be thrilled with? so inspirational! your work pleases me so much.

Alexa said...

"Hmmm, I'm getting hungry and cold. Maybe I'll go get some macarons and a chocolat chaud." Ah, the things one can contemplate in Paris! Great shot, Genie.
(I kid you not: my WV is "conne." I'm sure she isn't one.)

Jack said...

She probably didn't have any big plans or big thoughts; just thought sitting for a bit would be her next best option.

Thx again for visiting today and for your kind comments. I expect that today's fountain just might be shown in other seasons. So, what was a Southern belle Francophile doing flying into Hartford?

Randy said...

I think she was taking in all the beauty of the day. Wonderful photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Miss Sadie -- So glad to see you out and about, Miss Sadie... Give my regards to Bear

Bonnie -- I wonder how fashionable she is... like the boots and the bag!

Loree -- Perhaps she was waiting on a friend... there were some children playing in the frozen fountain...

Halcyon -- Merci, mon amie.

Suz -- I can tell that you are going to help me out from time to time as I wonder about these things... I just remember that she was very still...

Alexa -- Now that's an idea! However, I do not believe that French girls sit around thinking about macarons... They would just go get some! (Stay warm in your snow!)

Jack -- The Southern belle Francophile had a client in East Hartford and enjoyed that northern clime and your beautiful historic city... bat, bat, flutter, flutter

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Merci, my friend

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am lost in thought looking at all of your wonderful posts! Oh, to dream of a trip....I'm SO ready! ♥

Starman said...

Wonder for whom she was waiting?

TheChieftess said...

Nice shot!!!

Coco Coterie said...

Beautiful photograph. Sweet blog ~ xox Alexandra. Will be back!