Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Inspiring moment


A few days ago, I was lucky enough to have been invited to "un aperitif" by Genie, an American citizen from Mobile, Alabama, who fell in love with Paris a long time ago and blogs about it whenever she comes here. I had a very nice time, with delightful people (I even ran into Julie from Sydney-Eye, that I met in Sydney 2 years ago (isn't the City Daily Photo family fun?!)) and took the opportunity of being near the Saint Roch church to take this photo. Stunning painting.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love St Roch. We stayed near there last time, and visited on several days, and even saw Gospel Dream there- it was incredible.

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  2. I'm so pleased that you all got together, Eric! It really is a small—and wonderful—world, n'est-ce pas? (And pour moi, le monde du PDP has helped to make it so.)

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  3. Oh Eric, what an incredible angle. It's so appropriate for Easter as it looks like Christ walking out of the tomb. And Easter morning in Paris is the best with all the huge bells ringing at the same time from all the churches. A huge symphony throughout the city.

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  4. There is something magnetic about Paris.

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  5. I'm so glad you and Genie got to meet! And Julie, too, how wonderful. The PDP world is a delightful one.

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  6. "Stunning painting"… je dirais surtout que l'angle est vraiment bien trouvé. On a le sentiment de surprendre la scène au détour d'une colonne.

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  7. How fine and dandy! I saw your group photo over at Genie's place ~ what a lovely gathering.

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  8. Just beautiful! The colours and the stone...wonderful. Thank you, Eric.

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  9. One of the best art galleries in Paris is....its Churches.
    Consider them as one and you have a magnificient art collection set in beautiful and appropriate surroundings.

    I usually take along an expert to who can explain the religious background and significance attached to these works of art.
    (that would be my wife).

    I have just popped over to Genie's place as well. You look thinner Eric, must be all that gym stuff.

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  10. @Drummond. Er... it's rather this "Diet stuff" much more efficient!

    @Shell Sherree "How fine and dandy!" ;-) ;-) ;-)

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  11. This is just lovely! And the way you shot this is --just a glimpse of the painting with the main character visible, everyone can imagine for themselves what is to the left of the column. Very, very nice. :)

    I'm so glad that members of the CDP family were able to meet with you! The family IS fun!

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  12. Amen, stunning photo!

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  13. Eric,
    I'm so glad you had that grand time with some of my dearest blog friends in my favorite apartment in Paris. This is a lovely church. What a wonderful shot.
    V

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  14. The light in this picture is magnificent!

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  15. Eric, I am finally catching up with everyone and I am so glad that I saw this post. How wonderful it was to meet you and share a fun evening! I did not know that you had a ring that I should have kissed (says V).

    Oh, I found the bees and got up close and personal with them! Merci!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Merci Eric - beautiful photos plus providing a gathering place for we who love the beauty of Paris..daily. And now I've discovered Genie's site as well thanks to your post.

    Loverly all the way around -
    Linda

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