Saturday, April 28, 2012

Teinturerie Galande



With the exception of the modern furniture in the background,
this could have been a scene from the late 40s Paris. 

The sign is in rouge and I was so tempted to show the color,
but the style begged for black and white.

(do you know how difficult this is for me?)


Teinturerie Galande
31, rue Galande
75005, Paris

22 comments:

Louise said...

Black and white is perfect for this shot Genie. You're quite right it is ageless.

martinealison said...

J'aime beaucoup les anciennes enseignes...
Gros bisous

Vreni said...

I love vintage sign like this one.

Andy said...

Those bellhop hats must have been standard world wide. You are right Genie... it does look like something from the 1940's.

Riet said...

I would love to see it in rouge too. Have a nice weekend.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

This is a great piece in any era and with or without color.

Great capture.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Virginia said...

Too difficile pour moi! :) He's quite dapper G.
V

Randy said...

I love this sign. I would have wanted to take it home with me.

Kris said...

It's hard to believe that they wore outfits like these! Cute sign!

Starman said...

One wonder who wore the outfit with the striped pants.

Jean said...

You take the most amazing and interesting photos. I just love to open your blog and see the treat for the day. I feast my eyes and wish I were there. I'm in need of another trip to Paris.

Alexa said...

It's Paris -- even the cleaners are super chic. Nice capture, Genie!

Bibi said...

Great one... I get all nostalgic when I see those old blue metal policeman signs in the US. Know which ones I mean?

Debs said...

Some shots just call for black and white. Perfect choice - though I'm always one for a bit of red :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh yes, Bibi, I remember those signs and I think that they were put in school zone crosswalks.

I looked at the color and the b/w back and forth and still think that the b/w is best. If I tell you that those chairs in the background are purple it might sway your vote, and I mean really purple!

I think that this sign "goes" with the business and that it is the same sign that they have been putting out each day for 70 years. Just another thing that I love about Paris.

Bises,
Genie

Sylvia K said...

Yes, you're right! B&W are indeed perfect for this shot! I love it! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Genie, it's coming across quirky little things like this that make Paris so special..and if the chairs behind are purple, you definitely made the right choice with the B&W.

Joe said...

Good choice to go with black & white. I think it suits the classic style of this sign.

Bergson said...

Tiens le cousin Spirou

Loree said...

Wow. Awesome stained glass and architecture.

TheChieftess said...

In my Lightroom processing program I have a very cool faded photo preset that would give this (and the red) a very cool, old twist!!!)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very charming capture.