Sunday, January 08, 2012

Invalides in black and white


I went to a Galette Party today (a galette is a cake that people eat to celebrate the Epihany (a Christian feast) after Christmas) and on the way back I passed by Les Invalides. It was a beautiful evening (it's still warm in Paris at the moment here) and I felt like taking a photo. I made a black and white one, for a change...

19 comments:

  1. You can never go wrong with the classics,both in subject and composition.

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  2. That must have been some party, since there doesn't appear to be anyone out & about on the streets by the time you took this picture ;-).

    Did you find la feve???

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  3. It was a killer party: and now they're all invalids.

    And yeah, who got the bean?

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  4. Ah, yes, I remember it well. PDP January 8, 2006 http://www.parisdailyphoto.com/2006/01/la-galette-des-rois.html

    Merci for the memories.

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  5. Ahh, memories of Paris! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!! :) :)

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  6. Great photo. I like the symmetry and the black and white.

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  7. What can I add other than JUST BEAUTIFUL !!!

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  8. I agree with Bettina, anything else is just superfluous. Gorgeous.


    Merci, for brightening our lives with your black and whites, Eric!

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  9. Jeff, you've been very funny lately.

    Ditty, PHX.

    I don't have an original thing to say. It's beautiful!

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  10. I think that "ditty" is pretty original Petrea!

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  11. Beautiful photo...thanks for the memories. ;)

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  12. If you go way way over to the right and then walk a block, you will come to my apartment last June. I was there the whole month and still miss it! I loved the cannons in front of the Invalides, always pointed out!

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  13. Oh, I have got to proofread before I walk away from the computer.

    Ditto, PHX!

    Or ditty, if it works for you.

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  14. I was part of the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland many moons ago, and we did a tour of France as part of our summer week.

    Les Invalides was one of our concert venues, and I'll never forget it.

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  15. I feel like this isn't the first time you've captured Les Invalides sans traffic. Well done and gorgeous in b&w!
    Hope you had a wonderful time at the Epiphany party.

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  16. I like "ditty" Petrea...let's stick with that one :-)

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