Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Palais Royal - l'ombre


Palais Royal
-the shadow-


The shop was closed, 
but in a blink of an eye 
the shadow moved.


How can that be?
Surely it is just the reflection of trees,
or a cloud passing in front of the winter sun,
or.... un fântome?




Palais Royal
75001, Paris

13 comments:

Joe said...

The phantom of the iron bodice seen in Paris for sure Genie.

Alain said...

Belphégor ?

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

For us the appeal here is of the connections to be made between the metalwork of the bodice, the chains, the railings and the tracery of the trees. Such combinations.

Tamera said...

I have an antique dress form exactly like the one in your picture. On the other side of the planet, the very same dress form. Isn't that interesting?

Jane Jazz said...

Ooo Genie... this sounds like the start of a very gripping novel! Lovely image :-) JJ

Revrunner said...

Chain mail. :-)

M said...

Un fantôme dragging chains in the night .... Beautiful composition!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alain, Belphégor, le fantôme du Louvre? 1927, 1965, ou 2001?

William Kendall said...

An interesting way to hang lockets, certainly.

It was the ghost of Mad Madeleine Laroque, who died thirteen years ago today...

Alexa said...

I saw it too. Good to know it wasn't just me. :~}

Jean Berryessa said...

The colors make this photo. The eye catching blue, the wall the shadow is cast upon and the necklaces dangling in the light and the black and white floor. Genie, this is a show stopper.

Jack said...

You are making me nervous, Genie . . .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Tamera, that is amazing, and wouldn't you love to know how they landed in two spots separated by oceans and miles?

William, I did not know of that anniversary, but it did just give me a chill...

It is interesting how a single photo can evoke the feelings of ghosts, fântomes, and spirits.

Bises,
Genie