Monday, September 3, 2012

Les couleurs de Paris - le bleu



le carrousel de Tuileries
le bleu


It is difficult to select just one photo for blue in Paris.  There are thousands of "blues," doors and buildings and skies and reflections, but this carrousel in Tuileries and I have a relationship (if that is possible).  I have seen it in all seasons including a snowstorm one December. 

This one small part of the carrousel has the Eiffel Tower, angels, and diamonds, all embellished with gold and red.  The painted blue skies behind the Tower are matched by the blue skies of spring.


This is my last contribution to a five-color series of photos,
and with this I capture the memory of Paris blue and tuck it under my pillow.

sweet dreams


Le carrousel de Tuileries
Terrasse des Feuillants
Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Perfect! And what a lovely vision for me to take to bed a bit later this evening so that I can ride on the carrousel in my dreams! A delightful, colorful capture! Hope you've had a great weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Kate said...

Love the way you composed this shot. My favorite ride!

Ann said...

So lovely...
Love the Eiffel in there.

Randy said...

Fancy fancy.

Malyss said...

you're closing your contribution with a very poetic picture!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
We cannot think of a more unusual and charming way in which to capture the 'blue' of Paris. Totally original and yet so apt!!

And how lovely to have a record of this in all seasons, including the snow.

orvokki said...

This is very sweet image from Paris. Love it.
Hugs.

Andy said...

I don't know why but I only felt good vibes coming from your photo. Thank you.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love the colours of this carousel which are perfectly captured by your camera. Very nice indeed. I shall be visiting this carousel myself soon..I've marked it down on my itinerary "must". (As well as pont des arts and rue cremieux thanks to you!)

M said...

This definitely reminds me of April in Paris! What a softly colorful photo!

Bibi said...

That's the best of the series, I think.

Janey and Co. said...

Beautiful!Love the bling! I never pass without riding it!

French Girl in Seattle said...

This is a rare capture of an even rare-r species: A blue sky in Paris :-) Bravo, Genie. A grey background would have changed the whole shot's atmosphere! This carrousel is, indeed, very pretty, and in fine shape. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Birdman said...

Blue... my favorite color, for always!

Palomasea said...

Love this, dear Genie! What happy colors...
Bises,
- Irina

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect for blue Genie, I think it just may be my favourite also, the colours are wonderful together.

Harriet said...

I have enjoyed your five-color series. Loved each photo! Such a nice way to focus one's thoughts of Paris -- through her colors.

Kristie Franklin said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous image Genie. The colors are stunning! :)

Mary said...

Ooooo lovely! Blue is truly a color to embrace. :) Especially that shade of sky blue. And your photo of that part of the carousel is beautiful. It looks so joyful!

Loree said...

I love the colours in this photo. I am always amazed by the many facets of Paris that your photos capture.

Pet said...

Après le rouge le bleu!

Walter Beckham said...

Delightful!

Nicola said...

I love this! It is my ambition now that Florence likes Carousels to take her to all the ones on your blog. This is a timely reminder to get started!

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, I know your winter version of this carrousel so well, Genie! And this close-up is glorious. It's just turned spring here, so it's right at home.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What fun I had to search for five different colors and will have to do that again in the future.

Today's photo could have been for le blanc or le bleu or even le rouge, but it seemed a perfect way to end the series with the red accents and La Tour Eiffel. Of course, the carousel is one I have shown you before and will again.

Soon, I will have a chance to see it again.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments and positive feedback on the color series. Have a wonderful week, all!

Bises,
Genie

Louise said...

Lovely detail shot Genie.

Jack said...

Ahh, this quest gave you a nice excuse to use another carousel photo. And . . . you are going back soon? Lucky you!