Tuesday, October 11, 2011

La Tour Eiffel




A room with a view



44 comments:

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

Quelle coïncidence, Genie: My story this week is about Gustave Eiffel and his tower! This is a lovely shot, made even more striking in black and white. Bravo. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Oh La La! I love this photo. I'm imagining standing in that very spot one day :)

Kel x

Malyss said...

You succeeded to catch a Doisneau atmosphere!great!

dive said...

That's some view, Genie. Coming in from the Trocadero is definitely the best way to approach the Tower. I love sitting in the little square just to the right of where you took the photo and just gazing past the fountains to the Tower in the background. Gorgeous.

winterludes said...

such a window and such a view! usually, when agencies say "room with a view on the eiffel tower", it means 7th floor with no elevator and you can see a part of the top of the tower, if the weather is nice...

Ann said...

Now that is one amazing shot ♥

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great shot, and even more powerful in black & white.

Shell Sherree said...

I suppose they'd frown on someone camping out there. Dommage. What an image, Genie. Breathtaking.

Paris Paul said...

Great lines! The black and white really bring them out. Nicely done!

s.c said...

Room with a view indeed. Great shot. Like it

biebkriebels said...

Ah yes, great to see it through a window.

brattcat said...

beautifully done, genie!

M said...

Oh, to be there now! Exquisite in B&W! Merci ma chère amie pour l'expérience et le souvenir!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

And what a view it is!

Konstantin said...

wow! I wish I had an apartment here :-[ :)

suzanneberry said...

absolutely amazing genie!! with the retro fashion and skinny skirts this looks like shot from a copy of mid century vogue magazine! just wonderful. hope all is well.

SRQ said...

Nice capture. I really like that you included the woman gazing at the 'ol Iron Lady. It makes me want to be her enjoying that view.

this is Belgium said...

super joli et super bien fait !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love that view Genie. Coffee on the second level was fantastic.

LaPouyette said...

Great picture!
And certainly 'a room with a view'!

Again - a stunning photo, if I would be a writer I could 'weave' a story around .... But as I'm not, I create something in my phantasy....

Bisou,
karin

Kris said...

Genie,

Great shot! What an impressive view!

Kris

VenetiaMicio said...

Très belle photo, en plus le noir et blanc convient parfaitement à cette atmosphère clair-obscur !
Bravo Genie

Vagabonde said...

You certainly have an artistic eye for photography. I have been looking at your last pictures and they are truly beautiful.

We went to New York for 10 days and I only took about 1500 photos – you would have taken that many in a couple of days. I am also shy about taking people in photo. We went to the park Occupy Wall Street in NYC and I just could not take pictures of people – I took mostly pictures of their signs!

Sylvia K said...

And what an awesome view it is! WOW! Such a breathtaking capture, Genie! I love it! Would love to be there right this minute! Hope you have a beautiful evening!

Sylvia

Virginia said...

Great minds.......I think I have Peter or Mary at this same window.......with the same title! :) Twins separated at birth. I love this place and the view is to die for.
V

Loree said...

Gorgeous. Wow. Where was that taken from?

Clueless in Boston said...

Great shot. I got a similar photo when I was at the Trocadero in April. I went there to get the photo, but had a marvelous time in the museum too, an unexpected bonus.

Alexa said...

You can say that again! And I too love it in b&w, Genie.

Halcyon said...

A perfect silhouette! I love it.

louciao said...

Great shot. Looks like a scene from a 1950s or '60s movie. Is that Sophia Loren standing there?

Bibi said...

This is a great shot; very 50's/film noir.

Louis la Vache said...

...and a fine view it is, too!

Randy said...

And what a view it is. Beautiful shot.

T. Becque said...

This is a fantastic photo! Really!
Thanks for your offer of help with my commenting issue. I think the problem has somehow resolved itself as I'm able to comment tonight.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

For those who did not know, this was taken from the premier étage (2nd US floor) of the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. It is a wonderful museum which sits above the Jardins du Trocadero, facing la Tour. It is a great afternoon spot to catch the long rays of light on la Tour and even better in the evening when all the lights on the tower twinkle. If you want to photograph la Tour in the morning it is better to go to the other side and not face into the rising sun (unless that is your intention).

Although this is not Sophia Loren, she is elegant and beautiful enough to be a younger version of Sophia.

Thank you for all of your comments and for reinforcing my decision to put this in b/w. Welcome new followers caterina, Andras, kate.

Bises,
Genie

kathrin said...

oh I love it, you know, big hugh Kathrin

Bergson said...

j'apprends justement que la tour Eiffel va être rénovée

le premier étage sera en verre

TheChieftess said...

Perfect in B&W Genie!!! I can't even imagine it in color!!!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love!!!! And black and white all the way:)

Erika said...

Je voudrais habiter cette "room".
Bonne soirée

Harriet said...

What a classy photo!

Céline said...

Great view and great photo!

James said...

Brilliant shot!

The Fashionable Traveler said...

I never get tired of looking at the Eiffel Tower, great shot!

-Catherine