Saturday, November 5, 2011

Un ombre


The grillwork of the entryway
makes long, ornate shadows in the foyer



3, rue Antoine Vollon
75012 Paris
Métro Ledru Rollin

17 comments:

Joe said...

The rays of the early morning sun created elongated shadows in the portico. As the sunlight touched the brass letter slot it glinted revealing the corner of a blue aero gramme clasped in its grip. My chest thumped, my temples pulsed. Could this be the letter I was waiting for? I fumbled with the keys, unlocked the door of my boutique, ripped open the envelope and read ......

Louis la Vache said...

What a wonderful shot, Genie.
No doubt it is even more effective in B&W than in color; this is one of those shots that just HAD to be B&W.

Malyss said...

a little gothic mood, here.. light shows you the way to darkness..

Virginia said...

Oh Joe is tapping his inner romance writer today! :)
I love these shadows too. Sigh
V

M said...

Oh to be entering and walking through the shadows ... C'est parfait en blanc et noir!

Can't wait to see some of the photos you took on the way to your hotel. Hope you eat a delicious triangle at the marche today.

Bisous, M

Sylvia K said...

Such a perfect B&W capture, Genie! Joe's words creates a perfect story to go with your photo! How fun! Hope your weekend is off to a great start, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

The shadow is so beautiful, a very charming iron gate!
hugs and a nice week ahead,
Léia

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

"Une Ombre"-- Quel mystere. Je suis d'accord avec Louis: le noir et blanc etait indispensable. Bon weekend, Genie. Veronique

Janey and Co. said...

I looked earlier but didn't want to follow Joe with my pitiful "I Like"...Janey

Palomasea said...

Love this shot!!

Bonne weekend, Chere Genie,
xoxo,
- Irina

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, I will need to put under contract for your writing prowess!

I am glad that you like the sultry look of this vestibule just steps away from children at play... another example of the beautiful diversity of Paris.

It was a perfect day in Paris with no rain and a comfortable temperature. I explored parts of the 13ieme and the 14ieme, finding many new treasures with my camera!

I found the subject of my recent post on Marche Maubert and delivered the three photos I had taken of him. Then he and the other gentleman allowed me to take their photo together.

More tomorrow. Thank you for your comments.

Bises,
Genie

Jack said...

Genie, you have a lovely and almost mysterious image here today. Very nice. Go forth and capture more . . .

Kris said...

Genie,

Beautiful shot! It has a very mysterious look with the shadows outlining the entryway of the foyer.

Kris

Starman said...

He best...it means the sun is shining!

Paris Paul said...

The vestibule is so close but yet so far. If only we had the code...

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...

Pierre

Randy said...

Wonderful capture.