Sunday, May 27, 2012

Église Saint Germain des Prés III



In November, blog friend Vreni (Vreni's Vienna Daily Photo) and I spent an afternoon visiting in Paris.  My Nikon had broken on my last day and I had only my very small point-and-shoot to record our sightings. 

We spent some time in Église Saint Germain des Prés, so very dark and ancient with its Gothic and Romanesque architecture.  We found this one bright scene beyond the church interior, a courtyard with bright pink (rose foncé) roses in bloom.

(Travel tip:  always have a back-up camera)

bon dimanche

Église Saint Germain des Prés
3, place Saint Germain des Prés
75006, Paris

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely capture as always, Genie! I love the colorful flowers that do light up the sense of darkness that old buildings seem to have! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Hugs
Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful floral vignette Genie, well spotted indeed. Hope you have a fantastic Sunday.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie,
Just beautiful.. The flowers look so pretty behind the darkness of this beautiful door.
Blessings,
Penny

ruma said...

Hello, Genie -- Paris and Beyond.

 Your heartwarming works fascinates my heart.

 Thank you for your kindness.
 And i pray for you and yours peace.

Have a good new-week. From Japan, ruma ❃

Joe said...

Delightful Genie.

Riet said...

What a beautiful photo. The flowers look so pretty behind that door.Have a happy Sunday.

martinealison said...

Juste ces magnifiques roses pour mettre en lumière ce lieu... Une très belle capture.
Gros bisous à vous et bon dimanche.

Rob-bear said...

Delightful contrast of dark and light, and the beautiful rises.

Sorry to hear about your camera.

Bon dimanche!

brattcat said...

a very good tip. was the camera repaired or replaced?

Virginia said...

I would guess this is the beautiful courtyard where you, Marie and I photographed the hollyhocks through the fence! Love this.
V

Kate said...

i am particularly drawn by photos framed through doors, arches, and windows. Lovely!

Janey and Co. said...

A point and shoot is all I ever use......could be why you have so many more followers than I do! Having a backup camera is a great travel tip!

Kris said...

Very picturesque! I don't know which is worse to forget your camera altogether or have a broken one. Sigh...

Starman said...

That's why I always have my phone with me. It takes better pictures than my digital camera.

Alexa said...

What a charming little courtyard you found! An addendum to your excellent tip: I slipped on wet Paris cobblestones once and broke both my cameras—too bad I didn't have an iPhone back then, to back up my backup.

TheChieftess said...

I had trouble with my favorite lens when in the Galapagos...fortunately I had a backup!!!

Harriet said...

I always fall for pink roses...lovely photo.

Pamela said...

Doesn't everyone want a door like this with flowers just at the window!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

About the camera, it was broken beyond repair due to the rough life I had given it from the beaches of St. Barth's to the glaciers of Patagonia. What's a camera for if not to be used fully! The contacts for the memory card were probably corroded and it would not take a photo at all. I replaced it quickly and it has already been to Paris twice and many other journeys "beyond."

My backup camera was bought for underwater shots which makes it perfect on a day when the torrents of rain make it impossible to use my primary camera.

Virginia, the church you are thinking of is Église Saint-Séverin with a large courtyard and the palm-tree pillars.

Have a wonderful week, mes amis!

Bises,
Genie

Malyss said...

Roses through an old window..How poetic! i love this shot!