Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Palais Royal


As one walks out of the north end of the Jardin du Palais Royal,
this cavalcade of columns presents a maze of light and shadows
marking the exit from the quiet garden onto the streets of Paris.


Palais Royal
75001 Paris

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful and so interesting and just what I would expect in Paris! Terrific B&W capture, Genie! I do hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Hugs,
Sylvia

Malyss said...

So much columns, like to warn us: beyond this door you'll be back to the noisy reality..

Shell Sherree said...

They look like sentries. And very atmospheric in the B&W. Beautiful, Genie.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm impressed by these columns!I also like your choice for b&w!
bisous
Léia

Bergson said...

des colonnes bien mis en valeur
quel beau noir et blanc

Dual said...

Nice Capture.

Joe said...

What a fascinating place.

Bibi said...

Good BW, shadows.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This works so well in B&W Genie and btw, good luck with the 'grumpy chops' I'm going to incorporate not only this week but always 'squenching up my nose' along with the 'nonchalant shrug' it should work well, either that or I'll look like a complete twit haha!!

C. R. Spooner said...

I love doorways and gates...what a fabulous prelude to the exit door!

Kris said...

Pretty, even a bit majestic looking.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

oooh, it looks a little spooky! Beautiful picture. x

TheChieftess said...

Nice repetition!!!

Alexa said...

Makes a great graphic shot, especially in b&w! This is the exit by the Grand Véfour, oui?

M said...

Love the B&W for this architectural masterpiece!

Holly said...

Love the B&W, and think that I see the "l'homme en noir" there in the corner lurking about!

Virginia said...

J'adore Genie. Beautiful.
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

There is so much to see in this sequestered garden that goes far beyond the Buren columns. Alexa, these are at the opposite end from Grand Véfour at the northeast corner and there is a narrow passageway to the street beyond. We walked through Palais Royal many times during our recent stay as our apartment was only 2 minutes walk from this spot.

It has, like so much of Paris, a different personality for each season and for each time of day, enhanced by the solitude of its emptiness or the liveliness of people enjoying all that it has to give.

Bises,
Genie

Stan said...

Almost everything has been said -- except, the diagonals add a lot to the image-- wonderful capture.

James said...

Ah Palais Royal ma deuxième maison loin de chez moi.

Stephen Mitchell said...

Location of the climactic scene in Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant...