Friday, June 10, 2011

Jardin des Tuileries -- au printemps, en hiver



As the temperatures in Paris are rising, it seems a good time to recall a familiar setting in a colder month. This photo was taken in April at Jardin des Tuileries while walking and shooting with Marie and Peter.

I loved the contrast with this winter scene of the same pond when Holly and I were there in early December. You can see the full-sized original post here.






Jardin des Tuileries
au printemps, en hiver


For more reflections look here at James' Newtown Daily Photo

38 comments:

Shelley Smart said...

They are both beautiful but I find I prefer the winter scene! Just look at those little tracks!

Malyss said...

Both are soooo romantic!it must be Paris's air...:)

Linda C. said...

I love your post and its beautiful pictures...feels like I am there.

Shell Sherree said...

I don't know why, but the winter image reminds me of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe book! I love seeing these two images together, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Both images are spectacular, I just love it there, do you have a preference Genie? Must be great to walk there all rugged up to keep warm and also with a pretty dress in Spring/Summer. So, so lucky you are!
Best wishes
Grace

Picturit said...

BRRRRR chilly but a nice reminder of colder times. Every season is a blessing for us photographers.

Janey and Co. said...

It has certainly thawed out and come to life...such a contrast in the trees!

M said...

Perfect reminder of why we love Paris regardless of the season!

Cezar and Léia said...

I prefer Spring time, but both pictures are fabulous!This garden is very special!
bisous
Léia

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I dream of sitting on that little bench over to the left. I could use a day like that!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

This is *heaven*. I want to be there so bad . . . . xo

Virginia said...

Oh this is fun to see the two seasons side by side. I think printemps would be my favorite! :)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Great shots of the same place! I would say that my favourite would be the wintery one, but if I had to actually stand in the picture and experience the weather I would choose spring time! In any case, those Parisian gardens are just gorgeous. Well done in capturing them both :)

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Genie, and how I would love to be sitting there -- winter or spring! Hope you have a lovely weekend, mon ami! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ann said...

Both lovely shots...
but looks real different ♥

Have a nice weekend...

Pat Tillett said...

What a nice and serene looking spot. Nice photos also!

This is Belgium said...

Whatever season, rain or shine.. Paris is extraordinarily fine -; .. Incredible that the water bamboo or whatever the plants in the pond are, survived.

'Tsuki said...

Nice picture... And it is a very good idea to put the link to the winter one : comparing those two is so fun !

TheChieftess said...

Lovely...both times of the year...but I'm gravitating toward the winter, snowy one...perhaps it's because I've gotten so used to snow???

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Genie
Both photos are simply beautiful! I would love to sit there winter or spring...
Thank you for visiting Bebe in France. Yes, she is having the time of her life.
au revoir
Penny

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James said...

One of my favorite spots in any season. It's nice to see the photos together.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot of a wonderful place. Whenever I see photographs from there I think of my mother because we had so much fun walking in that garden when I was a teenager and we were visiting France. Then many years after that I was able to take my daughter there and we also had a great mother daughter time.

Starman said...

Je préfère l'automne!! Septembre est parfait.

Alexa said...

Thanks for proof positive that it's gorgeous at any and all times of the year!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shelley -- I love the warmth of spring but would not trade anything for having been there when there was snow

Malyss -- Definitely!

Linda -- I believe that photos can transport you to a place... merci!

Shell -- Brrrrrr... it does indeed!

Grace -- In general my preference would be spring but winter made for some beautiful photos and not many tourists in my shots - hehe

Picturit -- Absolutely... we can find a shot in just about any condition

Janey -- I was there and it is still hard to believe that it is the same place!

Marie -- Tu as raison, mon amie!

Léia -- Moi aussi... bon weekend, mes amis

Tammy -- There is no shortage of benches in Paris but in the winter, those metal ones are quite frosty!

AA -- Alons-y, mon amie!

Virginia -- Let's not wait for printemps to roll around

Brittany -- Many thanks... in terms of the photos, the winter scene is much more dramatic... each season has its benefits for a photographer

Sylvia -- I would love to be sitting there chatting with you... but let's say printemps if it is all the same to you (wink)

Dianne said...

pretty place in all seasons

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ann -- Merci... I cannot believe the difference of a few months

Pat -- Right about now in summer it is less serene with all the tourists... glad you like the photos

anni -- Yes, in spite of being frozen in December... wow!

'Tsuki -- It looked so different in April that only the statue on the right told me I was in the same place

Chieftess -- You have gotten used to the snow and I do hope you are finished for the season... It's summer!

Penny -- Merci, mon amie... Bebe would love this garden scene

James -- Merci, my West Coast ami...

Carver -- I have enjoyed Paris for many years with one of my daughters... I wish that I had seen it with my mom when I was a teenager... I might have never left

Starman -- Well, I hope to try that, Mr. Star

Alexa -- As you know I live in a place that does not have these contrasts... I adore the uniqueness of Paris

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne -- Merci, my friend

Karen said...

Both lovely, I find the winter one more romantic.

Randy said...

It's beautiful in both seasons! I have to agree with Karen on the winter scene.

Rob-bear said...

The seasons change; so do the views. C'est très bien!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Karen -- Dare I say that it reminds me of a garden in the shadow of an ice palace... merci!

Randy -- Merci, mon ami

Bear -- You bring the wisdom of a wise bear who has seen many changes, comme moi.

Regina said...

Beautiful one!
Happy weekend reflections.

xo

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Regina -- Merci, and happy Independence Day to you and your country...

forgetmenot said...

Very nice gardens-in any season. Have a lovely Sunday. Mickie :)

awarewriter said...

Visiting the same spot at different seasons and even different times can be a very rewarding project.

I love the shot of the stained glass window. It's breathtaking.

henk knibbeler said...

Romantic pictures with a special light? Paris has a lot of gardens, small gardens behind forgotten walls with reptiles and flowers witch growing on the top of a wall.
Your special eye for these elements is alway's a party;)

best wishes,

Henk.