Friday, July 29, 2011

L'architecture de Paris


In the streets just north of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, we stumbled upon this modern building as it reflected the old one just opposite. Although I generally prefer the older buildings, the new structure with its many glass panes serves an artistic function as a reflection device.

Bon weekend


26 comments:

martinealison said...

Quand l'architecture ancienne se marie ou danse avec l'architecture récente... Une belle union... Une superbe photo que tu as saisi avec talent.
Gros bisous.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Genie,
You are so right! I love what I see reflecting in the panes...
Your photography is outstanding..
Enjoy your weekend
Penny

beau gosse said...

This is a very appealing shot, Genie! The treasures are reflected, thank goodness. Merci a toi...et Bon Week-end! (^_^)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a delightful reflection for the day! You always manage to capture the most delightful and marvelous photos! Hope you have a lovely weekend, mon amie! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

this is Belgium said...

I agree with you, it is so special to "use" the new to enhance the old.

dive said...

Gorgeous, Genie. A nicely skewed perspective.
I hope you're having fun in the land of the Mouse.

Malyss said...

Beautyful contrast between old and new, one magnifying each other.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely contrast between the two. It's as if the new member on the block is giving honor to the other.

You've got a great artistic eye Genie. Not everyone would have seen that shot.
Sam

Aesthetic Alterations said...

That's a fantastic layered look. I love stumbling upon new architecture pieces in Paris--it reminds us how fabulously old everything else is.

Harriet said...

Great reflection shot. Thank goodness for the use of glass in modern buildings!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Genie, and the contrast between old and new is always so fascinating to see. Hope you have a fab weekend Genie.

Bibi said...

I know this building and have a reflection photo, too! There are many new buildings here reflecting the old, like this one.

Jack said...

Nicely done, Genie. If I didn't have modern buildings to bounce views off, I would have to find a different meme on Fridays. Enjoy your weekend.

Alexa said...

Seems we all appreciate the new building mainly for its function as a mirror for the old! Yeah, that's about it.
Bon weekend, Genie!

Rob-bear said...

C'est très intéressant, Génie.
When I first saw the picture, I thought, "There's a modern building reflecting an older one." And then you said it. Ah, well.
Like you, I prefer the older buildings. The new ones look like big boxes made of ticky-tacky (to borrow an image from Malvina Reynolds).

Montreal Photo Daily said...

It's a great marriage, Genie. Bon weekend.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent capture!

«Louis» (who likes to manger comme une vache) wishes he were in that fabulous food department at Galeries Lafayette!

Loree said...

The beautiful architecture of Paris.

Fábio Martins said...

Interestind detail that you saw!
Nice catch

Fábio Martins said...

Interesting detail that you saw!
Nice catch

Picturit said...

Great image love the reflection

Randy said...

Another perfect reflection.

Pierre BOYER said...

Très sympa...
Bonne journée,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Andrew Etchen said...

Very nice reflection Genie.

James said...

I love it! Paris and reflections in the same photo always makes me smile!
Next week my Weekend Reflections post will be a Paris reflection. :)

Virginia said...

I love this kind of shot as well. Lovely.
V