Thursday, January 12, 2012

Une chouette


As I looked up and snapped this photo I wondered...

A pet?
A mascot?
A part of the balcony decor?
A sentry to scare away the pigeons?



29 comments:

martinealison said...

Ou peut-être tout simplement parce que la vue est "chouette" de là-haut!...
Ou encore, parce que la propriétaire des lieux est "chouette" aussi!...
Jolie photo, Génie.
Gros bisous

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, different capture for the day! I love it! I bet it does scare off the pigeons! Have a great day, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Joe said...

Nice capture. All we need now is Harry Potter to appear on the balcony.

Andy said...

After enlarging the photo I say it's a not so real sentry to scare away the pigeons. Nice to see that nothing escapes your eyes. Keep on clicking.

Nat said...

Well spotted! Beautiful :-)

Shell Sherree said...

That's uncanny, Genie ~ just last night, I was at a cafe here and they had the twin of this perched in their garden!

biebkriebels said...

Is he real? I don't think so, that would be a miracle. We once had one in our backyard in Amsterdam looking at us from a tree. He happend to be escaped from the Zoo!

M said...

What a find! Joe stole my line ... Harry Potter was my first thought! I hope you are enjoying everything in Paris twice (once for me and once for you)! My best regards to all our Paris friends! Bisous ...

Isis said...

Sin duda, un búho perdido en la ciudad.

Saludos de Isis

Malyss said...

A scarecrow against the pigeons.But a lot of people think that owls bring good luck and then collect them..

Malyss said...

A scarecrow against the pigeons.But a lot of people think that owls bring good luck and then collect them..

This is Belgium said...

Enjoy Paris, Genie !

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

We have a few stone owls on buildings here too - they may be designed to scare off the pigeons but they don't seem to be effective - nice to see them though.

winterludes said...

i think it's a scarecrow against pigeons and blackbirds. but it's a nice idea.

Palomasea said...

Good eye (bien sur), chere Genie!
Perhaps the home of a professor??
:)
xoxo,
- Irina

Alexa said...

Aren't you the eagle eye (so to speak)? I wonder if it actually works to discourage the pigeons. My daughter who is pigeon-phobic was thrilled to see a real one (though much smaller) recently on her fire escape.

Bibi said...

I'll say it's for the pigeons. Et c'est chouette aussi.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Martine, your play on words is quite chouette also. I started to call him an hibou, but thought that the tufted ears made him a chouette. .???

Holly and I spent a wonderful day starting with the Sempe (can't make accent marks on the iPad) exhibit at Hotel de Ville with Mary, Virginia, and Peter; lunch all together at Le Reminet; several stops on Ile St Louis; St. Paul in the Marais; two patisseries; and then spent the evening with Isabelle. We have a full agenda for tomorrow, too!

I will be looking for my portrait subjects tomorrow.

Thank you for all your visits and comments!

Bises
Genie

Harriet said...

Thanks for keeping us posted on your jaunts around Paris! Allows us to enjoy vicariously with you.

AL said...

I wonder how many people would look up and think it's a real owl? Perhaps I should get one for my balcony to scare away the magpies!

Kris said...

Love your picture. The owl looks real to me...was it?

Louise said...

How clever to find such a vision!

Randy said...

Trying to keep the pigeons at bay I see.

Jack said...

Not sure it is real. I see many owl figurines to scare away the local birds.

Sara Louise said...

Now I want a pet owl.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I have seen a duck sitting in a window of a house in the French countryside........
I trust you are still having a wonderful time with Virginia.
Warm regards

Rob and Mandy said...

Many so called wild animals in Paris and other big towns. There are some falcons living in Notre Dame. I've had a family of foxes living in my street in central London...

Halcyon said...

It keeps the pigeons away. They can make a real mess on your balcony.
And obviously they aren't too smart!

Halcyon said...

PS: You can put multiple "keyboards" on your iPad. Go to the settings icon and the "general". There will be an "international" option. I have mine set up for French, German and English keyboards. You can switch between them when you're typing on iPad and then you won't miss out on the accents!