Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Le coiffeur et le vélo


A narrow street in the 2ième arrondissement boasts this perfect blue door, offset by the single vélo.




Please disregard the graffiti.


7, rue Tiquetonne

31 comments:

Amanda said...

genie -

i can't help it - my eyes went right to the graffiti!!

but that color of blue......tres chic. cornflower?

beau gosse said...

My friends and I who live in Paris have noticed an alarming increase in graffiti, vandalism, theft and aggressive behaviour the last year or so...it makes me so very sad for my beloved City. I hope we can find a way to reverse this trend! I love your photo, Genie...but I was getting ready to say this when Amanda also was distracted by the graffiti...a shame!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Rue Tiquetonne, n´est-ce pas? I love all the shades of blue that you can find in Paris!

Sylvia K said...

I do so hate to see the graffiti! But your photos are superb as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Dianne said...

Lovely shade of duck egg blue Genie - I'm sure the French have a better description for that lovely colour!

Nina said...

Oh this is so lovely.

Ann said...

Love the paint color ♥

Am I so weird? That I'm the only one who finds the graffiti cute :(

Starman said...

Barring an unexpected cure, my days of visiting Europe are over.

blue fruit said...

I absolutely adore the graffiti! It looks like a pink twirling ballerina - perfectly pretty.

And the rest of the scene is gorgeous too - from the duck egg blue to the wonderful mouldings.

dive said...

I love the asymmetry of this door. Wonderful, Genie!

this is Belgium said...

anyone wondering what's in the white bag? it must not be very valuable to be left unlocked and unattachted

biebkriebels said...

Love the colour of the doors, hate the graffiti, it is a plague.

brattcat said...

i like the composition with the graffiti. that is such a restful shade of blue.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Vreni -- Merci! I am adding the street as I could not say for sure until you confirmed.

Bibi said...

I was sorry to see so much graffiti in Paris.

Aside from that, beautiful tall door. Has the client come on her bike? ;)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

So very french!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

When we were in Paris I so wanted to make time to have my hair 'coiffed' in a Paris salon, unfortunately too busy trying not to miss anything. I love this picture Genie and I have to say also that the 'graffiti' definitely has a stylish flair to it!!

Birdman said...

Ya, but is that pastel pink I spy too?

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Genie, you got a perfect door for today! Lovely entrance and I like so much the bike as an elegant detail in this composition!
The blue is perfect isn't it?
And the theme as well,because it's something that I need now, I mean: Coiffeur!:)
bises
Léia

Virginia said...

Gorgeous color blue. The grafitti makes my head spein. Just noticed the soft pink stone at the bottom though.
V

Jack said...

The door and other framing are lovely, aren't they?

I can't stand graffiti, and on these blogs I see frequent photos of graffiti that seem to be encouraging it. The only kind of "street art" that I accept is the kind that is placed with the owner's consent, preferably with some artisitc ability in evidence. Yes, it makes me sound like an irritable old fart, but so be it.

Hana de Prague said...

Beautiful and so parisian!
Bises Hana de Prague

Rob and Mandy said...

The smartest way going around! A Paris en velo, on depasse les autos, says an old song.

Pierre BOYER said...

Sympa...

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

Paula said...

So simple and so elegant.

Randy said...

Graffiti, you can't get away from it. Love the bike. Maybe the owner was getting a haircut and wanted to feel the wind in their newly cut hair.

Rob-bear said...

Thanks for drawing my attention to the graffiti. Looks like a flower of sorts.
The blue is nice, the bicycle, attractive. Merci!

Alexa said...

It's a beautiful blue and for some reason the graffiti doesn't make me nuts—at least it tries to be "artistic" and isn't just ugly, thoughtless, narcissistic tagging.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

For this spot (which is not on the google-map) I was captured by the lettering and the faded, almost-Tiffany-blue of the storefront. The architecture is graceful and the large doors beckoned. If I had been setting the scene, I would have had a worn panier on the handlebars rather than the white sack, and perhaps a small pup peering in the front windows (looking for the coiffed master).

Finally, if I knew more about editing programs, I would have "removed" that graffiti. I have mixed feelings about the graffiti seen in Paris and appreciate the truly artistic sites that have likely been commissioned. However, this does not have any socially redeming qualities and I would have loved to cover it with (actual) matching paint.

I will post another graffiti shot this weekend, and we will see what you think. I am conflicted about it also.

Bises,
Genie

martinealison said...

Une vitrine inhabituelle pour un salon de coiffure actuel... Mon fils qui possède un salon de coiffure serait étonnamment surpris.
Très jolie photo.
gros bisous

Gunn said...

I love the style and the color!

THANKS for your lovely comment, under my photo of all the birds.
I am still smiling!:)