Thursday, August 18, 2011

Avec l'amour



In the hours just before twilight,


the pace of the day slows and gives way to more tender moments.




Jardin du Palais Royal

38 comments:

Suzi said...

This is beautiful. I love how the Parisians show their love so openly - it's infectious!

Richard Moisan said...

Voilà une très belle image...

Pet said...

Ah Paris! The picture has reminded me Robert Doisneau's classic "The Kiss in Front of City Hall".
You should try it in black and white!

dive said...

Sigh … I suddenly feel very old.

I love the way she's casually studying her nails. Parisian women have such style.

this is Belgium said...

amazing how there is always more in a photo than one sees at first glance... i had not noticed the nail studying thing. such a great picture

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah what a lovely moment Genie, young love..I saw a similar thing while walking yesterday, very nice to see in this hectic, often crazy world.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Only in Paris are young lovers so expressive! Well, I did see it in Rome one time, but they were sitting in front of the French Embassy.

Rob-bear said...

It's a picture that engages on a variety of levels. Hmmmmmm.
Great photo.

Birdman said...

Time to 'get a room'? hahahaha

Virginia said...

Took one look at the bench and hedge and thought, "Palais Royal"!!! I've been hanging out there too much! HA

I hope she's thinking tender thoughts and not thinking she needs to get a manicure tomorrow or worse yet, there is on cell phone in her hand! :)
V

Starman said...

He has an awfully large teething ring.

Nadege said...

So lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Perfect capture of a French afternoon! I love it! I, too, love their openness in showing affection! Yep, lots of style here! Delightful capture as always, Genie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Weekend Abstrait said...

Très belle photo Genie, tu as saisi une belle expression!

J. Evan Kreider said...

If only she were checking her e-mail, it would be perfect.

Malyss said...

Your picture with two lovers on a bench shows what I think in a lovely way: a bench is an island for lovers, an oasis, a protected aera just for them..Pretty picture!

jennyfreckles said...

Interesting how some of us see love and others see a cell-phone, mirror or nail-checking! Nicely caught though, Genie.

VenetiaMicio said...

Je viens de regarder toutes tes dernières photos Genie, c'est un régal. Bravo pour tous ces regards de la vie quotidienne.
xx
Danielle

Jean said...

There is something so romantic about black and white pictures. It's wonderful.

Jack said...

She is a lot less attached to him than the first glance suggests. I see more interest in how her nails look.

Harriet said...

Perfect title.

Gringo said...

Beautiful pic!

Alexa said...

You are such a sneaky woman! (I really like that about you. :~} Made me think immediately of that great Georges Brassens song.

o2 said...

oh yes ! Definitely, the french song that matches with this lovely picture is Georges Brassens' song "Les Amoureux des bancs publics".
This is a very sweet picture.

Bises !
(Ps : yes ! I'm back!)

Kris said...

Hi Genie,

This is such a tender image. The French really know how to show affection without caring what anyone else thinks. I love this about them.

I had to laugh when I read your comment under my post The Pink Pig about being obsessed with linens. It is also a terrible obsession with me as well. If given the choice of a new purse, some new shoes or some Cote Bastide (my favorite) or any other beautiful linens old or new guess which one of the three I would choose? Ha, you guessed it!

Kris

Alan said...

Aww, sweet!

biebkriebels said...

Ah, l'amour, toujours l'amour. Lovely photo.

Cildemer said...

Très, très belle! Il a l'air d'avoir tant besoin d'être materné, et elle tient si bien son rôle;o)

***
Bises et belle fin de semaine, Genie****

Randy said...

Is she checking out her manicure? Great capture.

Bibi said...

Cynical me says she might be looking at a tiny cell phone...

roland.theys said...

Excellent cliché!

Kate said...

It's not a cliché...it's a slice of life! Love the scene, and since it is in Paris...even better!!

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Andrew Etchen said...

You've definitely captured the essence of LOVE here. They look so adorable and quite comfortable. What really stands out to me is his ring and his hands on her legs. I wonder what they could have been talking about?

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is a brilliant picture! A candid shot like this is possible only with extreme caution...

Jann said...

There is so much love in that photo-and compassion....

The Little Dog Laughs said...

Oh my gosh. Such a tender picture. Makes my eyes misty. What a great shot. Heavy sigh. xox Alexandra

Stan said...

Beautiful shot!!! How is this for a caption? "Don't fret mon cher, I'm pretty sure the baby is yours?"

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Interesting how some people see ardor in this photo and others see disengagement. Count me among the latter. Thanks of this one.