Monday, December 3, 2012

Deux parapluies


Two umbrellas
Quai Malaquais
(near Institut de France)



Looking down from Pont des Arts to the quai below, 
it seems that the rain was just nothing more than an annoyance
for these two tourists.


Travel tip for Paris:
Raincoat (imperméable) with a hood
Umbrella (parapluie)
An extra pair of shoes (chaussures)
Oh, and a waterproof camera (appareil photo)




Quai Malaquais
La Seine -  la rive gauche
75006, Paris

20 comments:

Jack said...

Well done, Genie. I like your composition.

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot, Genie! And living in the Pacific Northwest -- I could recommend the same travel tips for those coming here -- particularly the umbrella and extra shoes!! Have a great week!!

Melissa said...

Great as a black and white! I love the polka dot and cobblestone combo, and the partially broken black umbrella.

Kate said...

The umbrellas and the cobblestones make this both interesting and special.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Polka Dots shine through even in black & white. So cute.

Sim said...

Everyone is right ... the black and white, the cobblestones, the umbrella, the rain ... perfect!

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...

Pierre

Malyss said...

Belle ambiance dans cette photo!Le noir et blanc lui va bien.

Joe said...

Nice one Genie. Love your tourist check list.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Good day Genie,

We are getting the umbrellas out here too, as the monsoon season descends upon south east Asia.
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brattcat said...

wonderful shot. if only i'd had this advice before visiting paris...but then, would i have heeded it? for those who are going for the first time, this is excellent advice!

Virginia said...

And if you aren't lucky enough to have a waterproof camera, a dandy plastique "raincoat" made just for cameras!
V

French Girl in Seattle said...

I could have told you these two were not "les demoiselles de Cherbourg," in spite of the umbrellas :-) Great shot, Genie! Love the black and white. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Daryl said...

love it, especially your pov

Kristie Franklin said...

Love this shot and the polka dot umbrella! :)

Alexa said...

Wonderful shot, Genie! And make sure those shoes will grip the slippery cobblestones so you don't wind up on your derrière, with a broken camera, like someone I know.

Starman said...

You should have included warm outer wear. It gets quite chilly in Paris even in the "summer"!

Rob-bear said...

The snow up here would collapse an umbrella. Still, those two look so perfect in Paris.

Paulita said...

Parapluie is the best word, isn't it?

TheChieftess said...

Nice! Perfect in B&W!