Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jardin des Tuileries - Spears of gold



Seen just at sunset on the Rue de Rivoli side of Jardin des Tuileries, the "gold" tips on the fence give the appearance of spears from ancient Rome. It must take a concerted effort to maintain these fences and gates. Merci, Paris!

Jardin des Tuileries

27 comments:

Suzi said...

Merci indeed.
I have heard that everything recently be revamped and given a lick of paint. How considerate of dear Paris!
x

Richard said...

Et merci à toi, Genie! Cette grille est magnifique et prend tout son attrait, ainsi rénovée.
Ah Paris!... restera toujours Paris.

jb said...

Now THIS is good....

Dianne said...

Paris certainly looks after it's city! I love the colourings in your photo Genie - magnifique!

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful picture with the blue sky!

Joe said...

Gold, blue sky, repeating patterns &Paris all add up to an interesting photo.

Jack said...

I like the gold spears echoing the building behind. Nice shot, Genie.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this garden!Your composition is fantastic, the spears are huge and beautiful!
I'm also enchanted by the blue intense in the sky!
hugs
Léia

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Paris is so overwhelming...so much to see I cannot take it all in.

Genie, your camera zero in on such beautiful sights that I would other wise miss. Merci!

Jeanne said...

Yes, and they do it so well!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

An unusual composition,beautiful light.....lovely! I can imagine Roman legions marching with these(a lighter version perhaps).

Enjoy your day! xx

brattcat said...

I echo Forest Dream Weaver.

This is Belgium said...

i echo all of the above !!
and guess what ! ? I am on my way to Paris ;-)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

They do look very Roman don't they. What a beautiful blue sky in the background.
Sam

Halcyon said...

Great shot! This is a detail you might overlook.

Loree said...

They do look like lovely Roman spears.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice. The comparison of the gold tips to pointed spears looks very appropriate. The gold really "dresses up" the fence.

Julie said...

I suspect the French use nearly as much gold paint as they do dark green.

Virginia said...

I love the angle with the Louvre glowing in the background. Great shot!
V

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture of that beautiful fence and I do remember that one! How could you forget it??? Love the golden color that seems cast over everything! I love it, Genie! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

suzanneberry said...

What an amazing eye you have! Stunning photo!

Alexa said...

Merci, indeed—and to you, of course, for seeing and sharing!

Starman said...

I have seen many things being cleaned and/or painted, but I've never seen anyone working on the fences or gates.

Denise Scaramai said...

Genie
what a beautiful and stylish blog!
congrats!

greetings from São Paulo!
Denise

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all -- Thank you for all your comments and I will be visiting your blogs little by little this week as I am working "beyond" -- I am glad that you liked the gold paired with the blue sky as much as I did when I snapped it...

Merci to all!

Bises,
Genie

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

They look dangerous... and made me think of how Romy Schneider´s (You know this Austrian actress?) son died... But the light is perfect!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I agree - much effort, and yet they do it!