15.5.09

Mid-month theme - subways


Time again for the mid-month theme “subways” and once more I have the privilege to have a “guest star”. This time it’s “Sparkle Mirror” with the real name David Lorell Hoskins. He has a studio upstate New York and specialises in a very artistic way in ceramic tiles of which you can often find examples on his blog.

This one represents obviously the Porte Dauphine metro station, designed by Hector Guimard. Together with the Abbesses station they are the only remaining ones with entrance roofs. If you wish to check how well David has captured this specific design, you could go to some of my previous posts about Guimard (G1, G2) and the metro stations Porte Dauphine and Abbesses.

The subway theme is shared by bloggers from New York, Stockholm, London, Budapest and Sydney. You can find today’s and other related posts by using the following links:


(You can also find some other related older posts on my previous blog via this link: PHO.)


Once more, time to wish you a nice weekend!

I will be off to Sweden again for a bit more than a week. I have prepared some posts from our last blogger meeting on the French Riviera. So next week there will be some photos from Monaco-Monte Carlo, Roquebrune and Gorbio. I hope you will have a look, although I may not be there to visit your blogs. Next post “in direct” should be only on Wednesday the following week.

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Peter!
Many thanks for this beautiful post!

David is really a fabulous artist, a gifted soul in this world!

I wish you a nice trip to Sweden and look forward to seeing more posts from you!
God bless you
Léia :-)

Abe Lincoln said...

Have a nice time Peter. Look forward to your safe return.

Virginia said...

Peter, thanks for letting David have this month's spotlight. I hope you have a safe trip to Sweden and that things are going well for you mother. By the time you get home we'll be in Paris and hopefully refreshed from our flight. Look forward to seeing you then! I'll give you a call!

David,
The tiles of Peter's photos are wonderful. I can hardly wait to see what you do with mine. Maybe Peter and I can find some new sights for you to fashion into your wonderful tiles.
V

Harriet said...

Love today's post. I will be linking over to David's site in just a minute.

Dear Peter, I cannot find the label for the post with the music for The Banjo played by the wonderful pianist....Pouvez-vous m'aider, s'il vous plait?

BTW: I'm a friend of Virginia's. We became friends after I saw her guest post on your site!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Thanks so much Peter... I've forgotten that you are already well into the 15th of the month. I am posting about this tile now. Thanks again, Peter!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Have a good trip Peter! I hope your Mom is doing well!

alice said...

La touche rétro est parfaitement rendue!
A bientôt, Peter, je souhaite que tout s'organise pour le mieux en Suède. Prends bien soin de toi!

Bergson said...

superbe céramique ça change des enseignes modernes

hpy said...

Hoppas din resa gar bra.

Olivier said...

je ne connaissais pas cette mosaïque, elle est superbe

claude said...

C'est curoeux comme l'annonce d'une station de métro peut inspirer des artistes, mais warum nicht !

Adam said...

Have a nice trip to Sweden.

It's great that you manage to find new ways to present the Metro and that you have so many guest star friends!

This one is really nice David - perfectly captured.

Julie said...

The tiles are a treat for the eyes, Peter. When in Paris last year, I did a Guimaud-tour which was was a total blast. I have visited The Abbesse but not the Porte Daupine. I shall rectify that next year. Enjoy you time in Sweden.

Butler and Bagman said...

Beautiful pictures as always. I love your explorations!

delphinium said...

je t'embrasse et bon voyage. Sois sage, ne te trompe pas d'avion, de métro et de bus. :-)

Mo said...

You have captured the art beautifully. Just catching up with your recent posts as well. Superb. (Haven't been on my computer for a week due to an eye operation). All good now. Enjoy your trip back home we look forward to your return.

SusuPetal said...

Good blog co work with you and David, Peter!

Virginia said...

I forgot to razz you about goofing off on your Subway Day again! I can hear you begging for some of mine now. We'll see. Cold champagne might help your cause. :)
V

Harriet said...

Merci, cher Peter. Je pense que vous vous occuperez de mon amie Virginia quand elle arrivera à Paris!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Would love to be part of a daily photo blogger meet up! You guys look like you had a grand time and got some great photos!!!!!

Jilly said...

These are so beautiful, Peter. I 'met' Sparkle Mirror' on your blog once before - when you introduced him - and have visited his website. He's one talented artist. Lovely that you presented his work here.

Azer Mantessa said...

Thanks for the link of an artist

yeahhh!

Have a good trick to sweden ... my first impression when this great country is mentioned ... blonde (smart of course) ladies with blue eyes ... aauuww!

Have a nice weekend and take your time :-)

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Peter, Wishing you a good vacation in Sweden your homeland, and thanks for posting,

Thanks for your visit, yes I am busy with my photo exibition , bye

JoAnn

Shionge said...

Sending some cheers to you Peter coz your photos just bring some sparkle to my eyes :D

Happy weekend my dear friend and take care.

Jilly said...

Peter, to answer your question...the place for boules in Menton is bang opposite the market building. It's going to be demolished tho in favour of the new Musee Cocteau and I'm not sure where it is to be relocated. At the moment it's between the sea and the market - almost where we took photographs that last evening before Nathalie left. And there is one in Gorbio too! I forgot that, didn't I? Well you'll have to come back, won't you?

Shammickite said...

Enjoy the springtime in Sweden, Peter, and come back with some lovely stories and photographs.

ALAIN said...

Etonnant de faire de si jolies choses autour du lieu sans doute le moins agréable de Paris. Quoi de plus triste triste que le métro que l'on prend tous les jours pour aller bosser ?

Catherine said...

Nous suivrons donc tes visites au alentours de Menton en différé avec grand plaisir et intérêt.

A bientôt.

Andrea Gerak said...

Hi Peter, it is beautiful!! Have a great time in Sweden!

Peter said...

No time to answer you individually this time, sorry!

Anyhow, I'm happy that some of you found the way to SprakleMirror and his nice tiles!

See you all in a bit more than a week!

Ming the Merciless said...

Excellent tile work there. We have some what similar pieces in NYC and I will have to go photograph and post them in the near future.