Wednesday, May 30, 2012

L'architecture et la glycine



Walking to Église Saint-Etienne du Mont, this scene of architecture, sculpture,
iron fence (en bleu), and climbing wisteria caught my eye. 
There are places all over Paris in full bloom with this cascading lavender bloom.


Rue Clovis
75005, Paris



27 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Lovely Genie! Is that wisteria climbing up the side wall? You sure have an eye for beauty.
Blessings,
Penny

French Girl in Seattle said...

I once had une glycine climbing on a trellis at my house. Jolie, certainement, but what a huge pain in the derriere that plant was! Taking over everything, making a huge mess all over the deck... Yes, definitely: It looks much better sur l'Eglise de St Etienne du Mont! :-)Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Palomasea said...

This is a gorgeous shot, chere Genie! The colors of the wisteria, gate, and window...fantastic composition. Love your talent...I learn so much from you...
Bises,
- Irina

martinealison said...

C'est une très jolie façade...
gros bisous

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Such a good combination and a wonderful blue of the railings which tones so well with the climber.

Vreni said...

Beautiful! I love the blue fence!

Joe said...

Wisteria is a great accompaniment to this grand old architecture. Nice capture Genie.

Malyss said...

What a romantic and charming view!

Kate said...

Interesting angle on this photo.

M said...

This photo grabs you and transports you to Paris!

Virginia said...

The wisteria adds a bit of whimsy I think. You have spring and I'm alas still posting dead of winter in Paris! :(
V

Harriet said...

This is a charming photo. Love all the colors and composition.

This is Belgium said...

had them in our little yard here in brussels because previous owners long time ago were french
it did not survive:(
anni

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice angle to capture the different elements of this shot - iron, stone, glass, wood, and wisteria.

Sylvia K said...

I love your composition to begin with and the blue fence and gorgeous wisteria are the perfect touch! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Kris said...

A gorgeous view. I like the blue iron fence with the wisteria draping over it, so pretty!

Starman said...

Nice!

Alexa said...

I love it when the wisteria is in bloom! (And I remember this building, which is very near to where I used to live.) Thanks, Genie.

Bibi said...

I'm a sucker for any kind of lavender blooms....wisteria is so gorgeous...sometimes you can see it in Belgrade.

James said...

Wonderful shot!
J'aime L'architecture et la glycine!

Erika said...

Gorgeous shot, dear Génie.
Je t'embrasse.
Erika

Jack said...

The wonderful bearded head is what I notice. Wisteria sets my teeth on edge . . . it is so weedy that I can't destroy the shoots that invade my yard from my neighbor.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How very sweet of you to come by and leave such a kind note.. Thank you so much Genie, I truly appreciate you kindness.
Bisous!
Penny

Randy said...

Nice details.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wisteria grows profusely where I live. It is almost like kudzoo (google it) as an invasive plant. I do love the way it looks but once it takes hold there is no stopping it. It can take over and kill a tree and it might even take over a house. I had to move away from the last wisteria I had.

All that said, it is gracefully gorgeous in the spring and dresses up Paris in the most scrumptious way.

Bises,
Genie

city said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

Merisi said...

Beautifully captured!

Glycine climbs all over Vienna, but a month or two earlier. Here the blossoms are long gone.