Friday, March 4, 2011

Passage Saint-Roch - Reflection



A rainy day in Paris beats a sunny day at home



To see more reflections look here at James' Newtown Daily Photo

53 comments:

RICHARD MOISAN said...

La rue est presque déserte et il pleut... Mais quel charme, ces vieilles rues pavées mouillées. L'ambiance est toute autre que lorsque le soleil trace des ombres. Mais, à deux sous un même parapluie, quel bonheur aussi!
Bonne nuit à toi, Genie!

Shelley Smart said...

Hi, I can see I have email from you but I can't read it. My gmail is just sitting there. It is exasperating! Maybe tomorrow it will work. Shelley

Dianne said...

I'm with you Genie! -any day in Paris is beautiful.

Bibi said...

Polished perfectly by the rain!

Suzi said...

I didn't even look at your caption but saw the photo and this is exactly what I thought...Genie --- perfect and I love the black and white.

Alexa said...

You got that right, sister! Love the little bit of light reflected off the slick paving stones (and pretty much everything else about this b&w beauty).

Diane said...

Paris looks so beautiful - even in the rain. x

o2 said...

Awesome ! I like this perspective and these shiny greys are beautiful !

Andy said...

Excellent photo Genie. The stones look slippery.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This evokes memories of museum visits,shopping and things one does on a rainy day in Paris.Beautiful photo Genie,love the textures of the stones.......and B/W suits this so well.
Rx.

Jeanne said...

It sure does! What a wonderful picture to relect on.

Elizabeth said...

beautiful shot, love B&W!

Cezar and Léia said...

The light is perfect in this picture and I also love the perspective!
Wonderful shot!
bises
Léia

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Lovely shot, Genie. You are such a talented photographer.

Nathalie said...

Moi j'aime pas la pluie, mais j'avoue que les reflets sur les pavés donnent envie de faire des claquettes !

Ce matin dans l'église St Roch il y a eu les obsèques d'une grande actrice française, Annie Girardot.

Coco Coterie said...

A walk alive with rain's reflective beauty ~ Have a lovely weekend ~ xox Alexandra

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Gorgeous picture and lighting. I'm in agreement--when in Paris, walking in the drizzle is an adventure to be savored!

Harriet said...

Everything about this photo is perfect: long perspective, beautiful reflection, b&w...great work.

Loree said...

Lovely photo. Yes, some places still look beautiful even in the rain.

Gringo said...

...and not a tourist in sight! That's even better yes? !

Virginia said...

You can say that again! I remember dragging my suitcase in the drizzle that first morning...it was just getting light. Worn out but so very glad to almost be at the apt. door! Thanks for the memoires G.
V

Andi said...

Completely agree! Gorgeous photo, love the back and white!

suzanneberry said...

well said! this evokes mid-century paris to me and is simply wonderful. the pattern of the cobblestones and reflective light on the rain soaked surface is mesmerizing.

Wayne said...

I like this one a lot Genie.

Malyss said...

I love pictures with rain! people usually don't take photos under the rain, bu it give a special mood to places that I love..

Malyss said...

I love pictures with rain! people usually don't take photos under the rain, bu it give a special mood to places that I love..

Shelley Smart said...

How silly of me -- I forgot to comment on your photo!

I love it. I love the rain and the B/W. Wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with you, Genie!! Perfect reflection for the day, a real classic! Enjoy a fun weekend!

Sylvia

James said...

So true! Paris has a special charm on rainy days. I love the look of the wet street and black and white was the right choice imho.

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shot Genie!!! Love the angle...the glistening street...the B&W...the lone person walking...all contribute to a wonderful composition!!!

Pat Tillett said...

I love this shot! It's my favorite of the day so far!
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

Regina said...

Fantastic one!
Happy weekend reflections.
Regina

Kristin said...

Yes, strange how a rainy day can look that beautiful!!! Those buildings...sigh! Have an absolutely lovely weekend, my friend!

Kristin xo

jeannette said...

Yes, that's a typical street side of Paris, but...rain is rain anywhere, as we had it 3 days in a row there:)

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! And a rainy day in Paris also beats a rainy day in Jackson. ;)

Dorian Susan said...

I bet it does indeed. I must travle to Paris one day. Love your image. Magnificent.

joo said...

It's a beautiful photo and so stylish!
Have a great weekend:)
Joo

ρομπερτ said...

Rain - liquide sunshine.

Must have been a wonderful sound while walking down that way. Please have a good start into the weekend.



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Oakland Daily Photo said...

Always love the sheen of rain on cobblestones.

Jack said...

I love those cobblestones. Your angled perspective works here, as does the black and white. But, a rainy day in Paris beats a sunny day where you are? This might be going a bit far.

rob said...

A miserably day makes for a great day photo-shooting.

Rob and Mandy said...

Yes, and the b&w works just fine with this

Starman said...

It almost looks like the sun is shining on the buildings in the background.

Owen said...

Funny how one can fall in love with wet paving stones.

Ok, it helps that they are in Paris.

Very subtle reflection, works well in monochrome, could step right into that scene. After opening an umbrella...

Hooked on Memes said...

Yes, Paris is wonderful in the rain or sunshine! You have a fabulous blog! Thanks for showing us Paris.

Greyscale Territory said...

The patterns and textures glow so beautifully in the rain! Stunning photo!

Gine said...

Beaucoup de finesse et de romantisme dans cette image. Je l'aime !

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am in the whirlwind of Mardi Gras here with a home full of revelers old and young! I have visited each of your blogs and welcome new commenters cheerfully. I treasure your comments, all!

Nathalie says above in her comment that the funeral for revered French actor Annie Giradot was held at Église Saint-Roch (on the left in the photo) on March 4th (Friday). You should check out her career.

I hope that each of you have a wonderful week ahead.

Bisous,
Genie

Sally in WA said...

This translates wonderfully in black and white!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sally -- Thanks for your comments and I hope that you will visit again soon! Bises...

JM said...

The cobblestone pavement is beautiful. Wonderful shot, Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM -- Merci, and it looks so clean compared to many streets. Glad you like it!

Joe said...

Quintessential Paris