Thursday, September 13, 2012

Le Parc de Bercy - les ombres



Railway tracks and a brick-paved path...

long shadows of early morning...

an empty Paris bench...

birds enjoy the solitude


Le Parc de Bercy
75012, Paris


19 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

J'adore le parc de Bercy! It is a wonderful place! I am glad developers were able to transform an older, run down - yet historical - neighborhood, into a modern shopping area (Bercy Village,) and a beautiful park. They still preserved "mementos" of the old days in the former wine district (the railroad tracks; old warehouses , etc.) Great shot, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Randy said...

Nice shadows.

Sylvia K said...

Great capture and the perfect words to match! Have a great day, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Vreni said...

I haven´t made it there. Can you recommend it?

Malyss said...

A very unusual view from Paris! I like it!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
This is such a wonderfully atmospheric image which, although of today, evokes so very many memories of the past. And so very effective with the absence of any colour.

Peter Olson said...

I admire your way of seeing things, much better than many of us! :-)

Bibi said...

Reminds me of the High Line in NYC.

Kristie Franklin said...

Love the effect the shadows cast upon the bricks. :)

Melissa said...

So many great patterns happening here...the photo also has a poetry to it.

Starman said...

I like that they left the old rails.

Ken Mac said...

after my own heart...

AL said...

Beautiful solitude.

Jack said...

First Virginia posts about terriers or terrorists, and now you post about hombres. What happened to good old English?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Veronique, I adore this park and the stories surrounding the wine trade.

Ken Mac, I knew that you would like this b/w.

Vreni, definitely, and there is a carousel which was covered that day so I will be going back with Holly soon. Wish you could join us!

Peter, thank you for joining us that day. Your company made it nicer... and, who would have taken those "bench" photos for us - hah!

Jane and Lance, I thrill to see a scene that is almost ageless. In color you might have seen the waste receptacle with its transparent green bag next to the bench.

Bises,
Genie

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Just perfect!

Ruby

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have some fabulous photos of Bercy Parc, went there a few years ago with a friend and we ended up walking all the way back along the river to Saint Michel .. :-)

TheChieftess said...

Nice shot Genie!!!

Mike said...

I like the design.