Saturday, June 2, 2012

A hidden garden



This shot was taken through the iron gate 

The glimpse of red caught my attention matched with the bright yellow pansies. 
I thought that I saw a bench and some garden sculptures. 
Too bad it was locked.

bon weekend


Avenue Junot
Montmartre
75018, Paris


27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely!! I would have loved to slip in there, too! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, mon amie! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Quelle surprise! Un beau jardin petit.

Merci, Génie.

Malyss said...

Hidden gardens are often the most charming ones!

martinealison said...

Un jardin pour amoureux...
Gros bisous

Riet said...

But you could see enough to make this beautiful photo.

This is Belgium said...

bon weekend à toi aussi, Genie
anni

Joe said...

Hope you get to go back when it is unlocked Genie.

Cezar and Léia said...

Perhaps it's a private one? I've already found myself photographing in private property without knowing it... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

brattcat said...

a place of tranquility for all of us, even if we're kept at fence distance.

Jana said...

I found your blog today and love it so much I started following. I want to come to Paris some day it is a dream of mine. It is great to see other parts of the world an how others live. I live on a farm/ranch in Oklahoma and love to dream of other places. Great Blog!

Virginia said...

I hate it when they lock their gates!
V

M said...

A respite from the city hustle and bustle. Peut-être the deux fashionistas live there?

Halcyon said...

It does look beautiful! I would have been attracted by that bit of red too! :)

Kris said...

What a delight to find such a lovely garden. I love the pops of red.

Alexa said...

I'm dreaming about what it would be like to live on pretty, tree-lined Ave. Junot—and to have this garden besides (le grand sigh). No wonder your eyes (and camera) were drawn in—it's lovely! Bon weekend, Genie --

Mary said...

Bright and inviting. I wish you could have gone in too! There's magic inside that gate! :D

Jack said...

Isn't it fun sneaking peeks into hidden yards of fine houses? I do it whenever I can get away with it.

Francesca Muir said...

Genie thank you for dropping by and so glad we have met - definitely following your wonderful taste of Paris - love the colour and clarity of your photos. The beach reflections were in Bali - just glorious and so tranquil. Have a great week. Francesca

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

You are a kindred spirit. I'm always poking my camera lens through iron fences to capture the serenity and magic of gated French gardens.

Bonne semaine.

Randy said...

Lovely. I really like the stone walk.

James said...

Beautiful!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I operate on the ask forgiveness rather than "ask permission" basis. I was told one time in Madrid (rather abruptly) to leave a courtyard. There was not even a gate so I did not sneak in (not that I am above that). I really should not write this as my mom and dad read the blog from time to time.

I love gardens and courtyards and wish that mine had the age and character of this one. It is difficult to fake it.

Bises,
Genie

Vreni said...

What a beautiful find!

TheChieftess said...

What a charming spot!!!

Loredana Donovan said...

Love the splash of red in this pretty garden :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now you know the next time you are in Paris you will have to go back, it has you intrigued! How funny, I put my lens through a gate this very day to try and capture a secret garden also. We think alike Genie oui!

Peter Olson said...

This particular gate is unfortunately always closed. You must learn to know some of the (in France quite famous) persons who have the previlege to live here! ... but photos through the gate are fortunately possible! :-)