Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Deux par deux




"Two by two"

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In two straight lines they broke their bread
And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines in rain or shine-
The smallest one was Madeline"


-Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline, 1939


Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris




21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And what a perfect match of words and capture for the day! I love it, Genie! You are so creative! Two by Two indeed! Hope your week is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

This shot sure does bring back memories.

martinealison said...

De très jolis mots apportés sur une douce photo...
Des souvenirs d'enfance remontent à la surface...

Gros bisous.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Order and discipline, that is what we like to see!! Lovely, as always.

AJEYA RAO said...

Tre bon Poeme et aussi la photo

French Girl in Seattle said...

Niiiiicccceeee, Genie. :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Malyss said...

C'est la première fois que je vois un rang aussi discipliné! Ici, les petits , ça part dans tous les sens!! :o)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love this one too, especially with your quote.....perfection.

Bibi said...

Totally agree with Sylvia.

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

How wonderful! You always match the photos so well to the story. Bravo! x

Paulita said...

Nice capture -- the school kids and the lines long remembered by everyone who has ever read Madeline.

M said...

This would make a wonderful poster ... Perfect pairing of words and picture! You are incredibly creative!

Daryl said...

oh the memories this brings back

brattcat said...

a book dear to my heart, an image that brings a smile. thank you.

louciao said...

Such a sweet shot. Brings back memories of loving the books as a child, and then my own daughter poring over the pictures with me when she was little.

Virginia said...

Perfect my Dear!
V

Kristie Franklin said...

HAH! This is so sweet! It reminds me of when I went to school and we had to form a single line, with all of us standing still, no fidgeting or talking. The part about standing still and not fidgeting or talking was the hardest thing in the world for me to do!!

Loree said...

Oh how sweet, it reminds me of my school days.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This was indeed the most orderly line of children that I have ever seen in Paris. How perfect (for the lines of the book) that there were exactly twelve little girls.

Each day from the apartment on St. Roch we can watch the children walk to and from Tuileries just under our window, chattering like little birds. They always have a partner or two but the lines are not quite as orderly as seen in my Palais Royal photo.

So glad that you enjoyed the photo and the pairing with the lines from Bemelmans' book "Madeline."

Bises,
Genie

VenetiaMicio said...

Quel charme se dégage de cette photo, j'aime beaucoup Genie, un très joli regard !
xxx
Danielle

Starman said...

I have seen lines of school kids being taken to an outing of some kind in Paris. I envy them their opportunity.