Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Are you dizzy yet?



I wonder if you lean way out from the edge 
while holding on and then look up...?


Eiffel Tower Carrousel
One of two, 
Quai Branley


32 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I liiiiikkkkeeee it, Genie. That's a great shot! There is a place in Nice you HAVE to go to when you visit: "La Rotonde", the lovely bistro inside the Negresco hotel. It is decorated like a carrousel; same colors as on your photo; des chevaux de bois, and music playing in the background. You will love it! Veronique

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice...really liked the colors and the perspective!

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Such vivid colours. Lovely shot, Genie.

Kel x

Hana de Prague said...

What lovely photo, Genie! J´adore les carrousels parisiens!
Have a nice day
Hana de Prague

dive said...

Woah! A definite touch of vertigo looking at that one, Genie. What fun!

kathrin said...

oh yes, that s so lovely, big hugh Kathrin have a nice day !!!

Shell Sherree said...

I'd be willing to try, but I'd have to keep a very firm grip! This perspective is lovely, Genie...

LaPouyette said...

Reminds me on my childhood! Yes, we were leaning way out and most of the time I felt quite dizzy.....

Beautiful image!
karin

biebkriebels said...

It is beautiful decorated, mostly you don't look up while turning around. Thanks for showing.

M said...

Wheeeee --- I feel like the trapeze artist pictured In the second frame! Lovely picture to put a smile on all our faces!

Paris Paul said...

Dizzy as a blonde in a twister!

Virginia said...

I"m LOL at Paul's comment!!! I love these two near la Tour. So pretty!
V

Malyss said...

No, I was a secret kid, sitting in the coach and dreaming I was a princess..(sigh):o)

Halcyon said...

The colors are fantastic!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Another beautiful shot. I would never have done that. Whenever I rode the carousel at our local fair, I held on tight!

Shelley Smart said...

You take the most amazing photos! Love the perspective and colors!

Kris said...

Genie,

This carrousel is gorgeous. Just look at all that artistry! So many beautiful colors.

I don't think I could lean way out from the edge and look up without fearing I might fall!! LOL

Kris

Jean said...

One of my favorite carrousels in the world. Love this

Erika said...

Gorgeous shot! I like very much french carousel.
Have a nice evening!

Starman said...

Never met un manège I didn't like.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful colors, lovely sky and I do love your perspective! What a fun shot! Makes me want to ride on the Carrousel again! Hope your week is going well, Genie, mon amie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Loree said...

what a beautiful carousel. you chosen a great angle to capture it too.

this is Belgium said...

we all need Genie to make us stop, look up, admire and say "wow"

helen tilston said...

Enchanting and joyful.Wish I was there
I am your new follower, your blog is capturing my interest
Helen

James said...

This is great! There is something very special about carrousels in Paris.

Alexa said...

Love the angle, Genie. I've been away and Internet-less, so catching up. You've been posting some nice circles lately.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

At the moment I can only think about Paris Paul with his blonde hair flying in the wind... pretty funny sight!

Malyss, dreaming? You really are a princess.

Welcome, Helen!

Wonderful comments and so glad that you liked this carrousel. It is hard for me to see even a photo of a carrousel without smiling.

I will be searching out some new ones in Paris in a few weeks. Also, I know there is one in Dijon and probably Beaune... always on patrol (churches, carrousels, and patisseries) The list is long!

Bises,
Genie

Kate said...

The colors and the ornate designs alone give great pleasure. Imagine how joyful it would be to ride on it!

Randy said...

First time I've seen one with a painted ceiling. It's beautiful.

Palomasea said...

Beautiful colors and a terrific view Genie!
Merci!!

Bises,
- Irina

Janey and Co. said...

I rode on one yesterday...and pictured it on my blog!..Janey

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love thoese kitschy carousels and the coulours in this photograph.