Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last to Leave the Party....




As the last rays of sunlight reflect off the water, this lone gull surveys all that is his after a busy day in Jardin des Tuileries.

Tomorrow it begins anew.

27 comments:

Jilly said...

This works so well with the green chairs and that lovely long view behind. Gulls are always fascinating to photograph - I put one on Monte Carlo DP yesterday, so snap!

Suzi said...

I remember my first visit to Paris and seeing these gorgeous chairs filled with Parisiens just enjoying the day - it was and is superb. x

A-M said...

I was only there 4 weeks ago. My heart aches for the place. Oh to sit in those green chairs again. A-M xx

Diane said...

This stirred up so much excitement to me - I AM COMING TO PARIS IN OCTOBER!!!!!! (and already giddy about it!)

Shell Sherree said...

How sweet ~ enjoying a little quiet time before heading home to the family.

Peter said...

You really feel the end of the day atmosphere! ... but before the "tomorrow", there may hopefully be some other later night pleasures!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Genie it looks as if he's doing a dance step - I love it! My photos of this spot are all filled with people, it's nice to see it empty..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh this picture brings back great memories. Aimee had her first 'escargot' in one of the little cafe's in the Jardin des Tuilleries and we stayed in The Hotel Regina which had a view of the gardens and the Louvre from our window. How I would love to be there again.

Thanks for the memories Genie
Grace

Jack said...

Nicely done, Genie. Your narrow depth of field is good here.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful Genie, love the composition!

brattcat said...

the maurice chevalier of seagulls, i think.

Dianne said...

Hi Genie ~I think that lone seagull looks lost - maybe all her friends left the party and she is left looking a little bewildered among the green.

Virginia said...

I love those green chairs. I'd sit there all day if I lived in Paris! And look how you captured that gull with his leg crossed!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

I like a lot this shot, beautiful composition with the green chairs and the lovely gull!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful capture, Genie! I'd love to be sitting in one of those chairs right now, having a meaningful conversation with Sir Gull! Hope your week has gone well!

Sylvia

Alexa said...

Well, that's a jaunty-looking bird—a real "flaneur"!

Starman said...

I knew it was les Tuileries as soon as I saw the chairs.

Loree said...

Good for him to be the last to leave - he is now famous on the www :)

Rob-bear said...

The party's over, time to call it a day. . . .

M said...

Oh won't you stay ... Just a little bit longer ... I will party all night long!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jilly -- I love the green chairs too and would love to sit there watching Mr. Gull. Your gull is fabulous!

Suzi -- and soon you are there!

A-M -- We are kindred spirits and I wish we had met!

Diane -- I cannot wait to hear all that you do ... et avec des photos!

Shell -- Unless he was just getting ready to party...

Peter -- Bien-sur!

Kelley -- It was very quiet... dance step! Too funny, perhaps "shuffle off to Buffalo"

Grace -- That must have been a wonderful trip filled with a lifetime of memories

Jack -- Merci, mon ami

Carol -- Merci... almost like a painting - hah!

Dianne -- It is odd to find a lone gull

Virginia -- Merci... it is so hard to get them to pose like that!

Leia -- Merci, mon amie!

Sylvia -- Merci, and I hope that yours has been good as well. I am looking forward to getting home tomorrow night

Alexa -- They always look so inquisitive and this guy was walking "the edge"

Starman -- They are instantly recognizable

Loree -- Maybe when I return I'll bring him a print of this portrait - hah!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- He was just before tucking it in for the night

Marie -- We sure tried to party all night and all day! Love that song!

Randy said...

What a wonderful capture Genie! I think he crossed his leg for the shot.

TheChieftess said...

What a wonderful spot to spend a summer afternoon with a bit of wine, a few friends, and a sunset!!!

James said...

That's one smart bird. The Jardin des Tuileries is a great place to relax.

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe !
J'aime beaucoup...

Pierre

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

J´adore ces chaises! They are SO PARIS! I love to sit on one of them near the Jeu de Paume with a view of the Eiffel Tower.