Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tuileries at Twilight


After the sun retires from the bright summer day, the long shadows of sunset relinquish the park to the soft palette of blues and greens. The park takes on a new persona for the brief time before total darkness, the magical twilight of Paris.

I can close my eyes and see it still






20 comments:

Richard said...

Tu as raison, les beaux monuments de jour prennent un aspect magique à la tombée de la nuit. Comme si les personnages qui les ont cotoyés s'animaient avec eux.

This is Belgium said...

Qui pourrait faire un commentaire plus éloquent que Richard ?
Touching, and I love the picture..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I can still see it too Genie. Aimee and I were almost locked in there one evening, not really but we left so late we were sort of ushered out by the guards, it's just so beautiful there.

Malyss said...

My two favorite times of the day: early morning, and twilight.At evening, people seem to try to catch every little minute left from the day, they keep strolling, enjoying, as if night would never come..

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Summer months in Paris are marvelous, with the light fading at 10 or 11 at night. Beautiful blues in this photo! xo

M said...

J'adore le bleu! What a lovely, soft, muted portrayal of Paris. Makes you just want to find a bench, rest and enjoy the twilight that comes at the end of a glorious summer day. Bon weekend!

Starman said...

Beautiful sunny days since we've been here.

Alexa said...

You don't have to close your eyes to conjure up Paris at twilight, Genie—you've captured it perfectly with this image! Now please excuse me while I lose myself in it . . .

Virginia said...

WE sat here one evening and didnt' we have fun!

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous place and my favorite time of day next to sunrise! I could get lost in your capture! In fact, I think will take some time and do just that! Have a lovely weekend, dear Genie!

Sylvia

Loree said...

It looks so, so lovely.

Stan said...

Interesting atmosphere -- wonder how this would be in B & W. Might be worth a look-see...

Cildemer said...

Un très beau cliché, Genie! Et un endroit merveilleux pour se promener le soir!
C'est le moment que je préfère de la journée! Surtout en été!

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Bises et beau dimanche****

Rob-bear said...

Exquisite picture, Genie.

Et bon dimanche.

Jack said...

When the picture is embiggened, many folks are shown just sitting contentedly around the pool. It seems like a time of day just to relax and savor the special environment.

Randy said...

The beauty is just breathtaking.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you, my dear friends. I am away but reading your comments daily. I will return home tomorrow with the help of Delta (please) and will visit your blogs. Virginia, we were all together here last June and sat in the green chairs at the edge of the pool, just taking it all in. Wish I was there right now and we could visit with Starman, too!

Pierre BOYER said...

Si paisible après la cohue de la journée...

Pierre

James said...

Paris and reflections! That's as good as it gets! :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

Beautiful!