Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jardin des Plantes



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Jardin des Plantes


Walking alone in the garden, an alley of trees appeared, 
presenting a carpet dappled by the sun 
with a pattern of lace.


The sun was elusive,
 and one must be quick to capture its appearance.



Jardin des Plantes
75005, Paris
Métro Gare d'Austerlitz

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Lovely! It does look like lace!

Lisa Graham said...

I want to walk in that garden NOW. It really does look like lace.

Bibi said...

Beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful perspective!
Léia

Tamera said...

A nice place to sit and meditate.

Malyss said...

To be alone in such a place is so rare and precious!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Absolutely magical Genie....I love it!

Best wishes,
Ruby

Paulita said...

The shadows on this dusty path are gorgeous.

M said...

This is definitely one of those "wow" photos! Fantastic capture ... Beautiful composition ... Perfect narrative!!!!

Louise said...

You made it look so lovely Genie. Jardin des Plantes was I think the only place I"ve ever been disappointed in in Paris.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Genie, welcome back. I heard that you had the best time in Paris even though it rained a lot :) spring showers oui! At least you got to see the sun now and then as in this stunning image above. I really enjoyed Daryl's photos of your times together, I'm thinking you know Paris so well, la la you are looking tres 'French' :)

Jeanie said...

How lovely! When I saw this, it was raining very hard and pretty cold. I'm glad you had better weather. Or at least I hope you did!

Daryl said...

poetic and lovely .. ah the elusive parisian sunshine

Jack said...

Fabulous! Did I mention that your photo is fabulous?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...


A beautiful place of peace, to walk or sit awhile. What a beautiful way to start the day.

It was such a joy to see you had come for a visit.. Thank you for your kind words about Chester.. I really enjoyed creating him.

Mary said...

Gorgeous lace pathway! And wonderful photo, Genie. :)

Starman said...

Is that walkway as long as it appears?

Alexa said...

Magical! Glad to see you saw some sun at least.

JR said...

Dear Genie,

I've spent the entire afternoon looking at your photographic blog. You captured beautiful images of Paris. I love Paris and will enjoy all future postings. All the best, Jeanette

Randy said...

I love the shadow pattern on the ground.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman, when I took this shot, I thought that I should back up the extra 75 meters or so to get the full effect. Yes, it really is this long. It is just as stunning in the winter, but in a black and white way. I'll share one of those photos soon for comparison.

Jeanette, thank you kindly, and I am glad to see you here. Stay in touch.

I did take a Tenin (Eric) perspective shot but I was so close to the ground that much of the "lace" was lost. I'll share that one another time.

Best regards to all,
Genie

JoeinVegas said...

Oh, the big trees of Paris.

karen said...

In a (compound) word? Breath-taking :-)