Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trocadero -- Carrousel XI


Two of my favorite things in Paris...


un carrousel et la Tour Eiffel, bien sûr!

33 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Je vais y passer tout à l'heure...
Belle journée,

Pierre

Rob-bear said...

That is beautiful. I think it's the one we saw in Paris, so many years ago.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Two of my faves too Genie!
The carousels in France are magical - I wish I had been a little girl in Paris!!!
Shane

orvokki said...

Two wonderfull thing. Typical in Paris, I think, also the carusell.

autourdupuits said...

Le charme des chevaux de bois
Il y en a d'autres dans Paris
Bravo pour l'oeil
Bises

biebkriebels said...

Caught two things in one, your're right, they are beautiful.

Shell Sherree said...

How gorgeous, Genie, especially with la Tour in the background! I'd want to ride this at least three times so I could experience a carriage, a horse and say, is that a hot air balloon? Too hard to choose...

Grammy Goodwill said...

Moi, aussi - are you laughing at my high school French? That's about all I remember.

M said...

And you captured both beautifully! Love ET in the corner background ... it just reminds you that it is apart of most things Parisian. Ready to go back?

brattcat said...

wonderful, wonderful, genie!

JM said...

Great composition, Gennie. Those 'chairs' on the carrousel are so unusual.

Joanne has posted a great shot of Kapoor's 'monster' in Paris on her INSPIRATION blog. I think you might like to check it: http://joannegatefield.blogspot.com/2011/06/anish-kapoor-leviathan-2011.html

Cezar and Léia said...

Please, I want to go there! :)
Léia

Starman said...

I've always liked that one too.

Gringo said...

Hmmm, not sure I share your enthusiasm Genie, the tower would make me giddy (it did...) and the Carousel dizzy! Great shot though!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sigh!!! Oh to be in Paris in spring (or anytime really!) what a fantabulous picture Genie.

Virginia said...

I love it too. Love la Tour peeking out from the side! :)
V

jill815 said...

What a gorgeous carrousel, I wish I could take my kids there today!

Sylvia K said...

Definitely two of my favorite places, too, Genie! What a superb capture this is! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Hugs,
Sylvia

Jean said...

I love carrousels--this is one of my favorites. My favorite is the one here in Santa Cruz CA--it is celebrating 100 years of being in place on the boardwalk (August 2011). Thanks for sharing all your wonderful jpictures.

Alexa said...

Thanks, Genie! I just love a carrousel with a view (and what a view!), don't you? (I know—you love them all!)

Kate said...

It's a wonderful photo to show both of your "favorites." I know a great deal of the background of La Tour Efffel, but very little of the history of Parisian Caroussels. Now I'll be on a hunt for it. We have several here, one which I"ve posted ad you have commented on...but there's another in Como Park that I should photograph...just for you!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

You are never too old to ride the carousel. I know because it always puts a smile on my face! Great composition.
Wish you a happy day.

kathrin said...

have a great time my dear friend, at September I m at Paris ;-))) big hugh Kathrin

Loree said...

I love the carousels too.

Harriet said...

Cette photo est merveilleuse!

Randy said...

I haven't seen one like this in years. Lovely.

Jack said...

Nice composition, Genie. Where did you get your appreciation for carrousels?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It thrills me to read of your appreciation of "my" carousels and it is difficult to select a favorite. I think we all return to our childhood in the shadow of a carousel.

Kate, I am collecting links and stories about them and have toyed with a book about carousels of France (and all of Europe peut être?) but I must do more research first (hehe)

Shane, you can be a little girl again with just a single revolution...

I hope that I never take one of these for granted.

Bisous,
Genie

TheChieftess said...

And you captured them both!!! Fun!!!

James said...

They make a wonderful pair!

Stan said...

How neat!! I can almost hear the carousel music -- and right in view of the tower.

Cildemer said...

Merveilleuse photo!
J'adore ces vieux carrousels! Tellement plus jolis et romantiques que les nouveaux manèges!

La Principessa Errante said...

Only if you make sure to enjoy popcorn from the vendor that hangs out there for the children. Your blog is just phenomenal. Thank you for such wonderful photos. Memories and desires of returning are evoked very strongly as I thumb through your photos.