Friday, August 31, 2012

Les couleurs de Paris - le jaune




The garden shed


What a simple description of this little fairytale of a building...
a yellow turret with red trim sitting the midst of a tidy garden


This is my contribution to a five-color series of photos,
and with this I curtsy to yellow as bright as a sunflower. 


 
le Jardin des Plantes
75005, Paris
Métro Gare d'Austerlitz


29 comments:

Ann said...

So beautiful.
Love its color.

helen tilston said...

Hello Genie

A beautiful image and the color is perfect and cheerful

Have a glorious weekend
Helen xx

Kate said...

This looks like a darling little playhouse!

Sara Louise said...

It is so cute! It looks like it would have little gnomes or something living in it :)

Riet said...

That is one of the happiest colors. Love the litle house.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Now we should describe the colour of this delightful little building as Habsburg yellow, a colour which we very much like and one which is not uncommon in Hungary - a relic of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Bibi said...

Definitely from a fairy tale.

Rob Mandy said...

A perfect yellow.

orvokki said...

Very nice little cottage.
Have a lovely weelend.

Rob-bear said...

Fascinating picture. Vivid colour, puzzling shape. Dwell there pixies?

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Just had to comment........it's so vibrant and unique! Brilliant find!

Ruby

Shell Sherree said...

Very happy and magical looking, Genie. Bon weekend, my sweet.

Malyss said...

Very unexpected in Paris, but such a cute house!

Peter Olson said...

Oops! I was there last week with the grandkids, but missed this little yellow shed! Your blogger eyes are better than mine! :-)

Birdman said...

This grabs the eye. I need one near my garden. hahahaha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a perfect find Genie, it's a dear little place, is it really for this garden's utensils? I want one.

Kristie Franklin said...

What an adorable little shed! It's so cute and the colors are perfect for it. :)

Genie, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. I hope you didn't sustain any damage from Hurricane Isaac. Take care my friend. :)♥♥

Janey and Co. said...

I want one too...I have room here...but no garden!

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

What a magical little building.... would love to have as a potting shed!!!

Loree said...

How striking. This really caught my eye.

This is Belgium said...

doesn't it look more 'Provence' than 'Paris'?
color and shape, both !
Hope isaac did not touch you !

Alexa said...

A wonderful choice for yellow, Genie!

Randy said...

Beautiful shade of yellow.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you for your comments. I thought that you might like this striking shade of yellow in Paris. It does remind me of the café terrace in Arles (Provence) and I think it may be Habsburg yellow as suggested by the Hattatts but I should probably verify that in person, oui?

Enjoy your weekend, all! Thank you for asking, Anni, but Isaac just gave our home a tremendous shake and wash... lots of wind and torrential rains!

Bises,
Genie

Hana de Prague said...

Ohlala, la petite maison du Jardin des Plantes! I was there one month ago :-) Beautiful photo, Genie.

JM said...

Way too cute! Love it.

Starman said...

Great photo. I like everything about this "shed"!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie,
How very kind of you to leave such a thoughtful note for me about the kitchen.. Thank you so much Genie.
It is nice to know that all the work is appreciated by your kind words. I like your mother's saying, and it's true... This is how I managed to finish.. I had no idea when I started how long it would take me... But you know, it matters not, as long as it gets done.
Bless you,
Penny

Virginia said...

I can't count the times I['ve photographed this adorable shed!