Monday, March 5, 2012

Palais Royal - Galerie de Beaujolais



The late afternoon sun made for long shadows and soft colors in the Galerie de Beaujolais at Palais Royal.  I imagined that I could almost see the gold fence spires in the shadows.  You can see one actual spire in the open gate on the left.


I could spend hours here just watching the light change.


Galerie de Beaujolais
Palais Royal
75001 Paris


18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place! I can understand your being able to spend hours there watching the light change -- so could I! Beautiful capture, Genie! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Hugs
Sylvia

Shell Sherree said...

You've captured the light and atmosphere beautifully, Genie. It's gorgeous.

Joe said...

It does look like a fascinating place. Love the flagstone floor and the repetition in the architecture. Gallerie de Beaujolais? My mind's eye is focusing on rows upon rows of dusty bottles of red wine.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes the geometry of this as much as he likes your capture of the magical light. Very nice, Genie!

Riet said...

That is a wonderful photo. I like it.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is so special and your picture is magnificent with so wonderful perspective!
Léia

Merisi said...

Wondrous! :-)

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Yes, I bet the light is fascinating in all it's phases. You did capture this scene beautifully.

Malyss said...

Palais royal is a very special place, very quiet and beautyful.

Jeanne said...

Me too...on a cold sunny winter day I once saw several people sitting on the ground all lined up against the fence on the other side. Just enjoying the warmth of the sun...lovely!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

When you pull it in close you can see all sorts of things. Lovely image Genie.

Kris said...

Nice image Genie.

Loree said...

Beautiful play of light and shade which you captured excellently.

Alexa said...

How wonderful to open your blog today and see this image—it takes me right back there. Merci, Genie!

Jack said...

I have taken shots like this dozens of times and will probably take dozens more before I am done. A courtyard with columns lined up as far as the eye can see is irresistible.

Randy said...

The light in this shot is amazing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jeanne, I have seen people huddled in the warmth of this inner courtyard as well. I think that the sun warms the gravel grounds and the buildings cut down on the wind.

Jack, the temptation is always there and it seems to look different each time I see this scene.

It is nice to know that so many of you have been here and know the special draw of the garden and Palais Royal.

Bises,
Genie

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great composition and light.
Bisous