18.9.09

Back in Paris


Back in Paris – at least for a while. Sorry for being absent from blogging for a too long time.

In Sweden, I was too busy to have the opportunity to do some real photographing, but at least here is a proof that I was there.

This is a statue, called “Poseidon”, which you can find in front of the Gothenburg Art Museum (and the Hasselblad Centre). The statue (by Carl Milles) which stands here since 1931 has become something like a symbol of the city.

I wish you a nice weekend!

62 comments:

James said...

Hi Peter, It's great to see a post from you. I love this very impressive statue and fountain.

Karen said...

Welcome back. You were missed. Hope all is well in both Sweden and Paris.
Impressive statue. Hasselblad? As in the lovely camera Hasselblad? It's the Porche of cameras.

I will be back in Paris on the 1st of October.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi peter,
I missed you and your blog too, but I'm pleased that you are back, lovely statue, I like the water and shining on it , like a refreshing day?

NB I have been absent ( from blogging) a lot myself also, so thats my reason for not visiting frequently...

Greetings JoAnn/Holland

Virginia said...

Peter,
How did you ever find the time?

Well the top photo is just gorgeous in sepia. Oh my! And... well... I like the other views of Poseidon's bum! Nice!!! :) So glad you're home. Take a breather. You deserve it .
V

krystyna said...

It is so nice to see you here and your great photos.
Enjoy your time, Peter!

Thérèse said...

Welcome back.
J'aime surtout la délicatesse de tes photos de Poséidon!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Peter. It's not the same without you.

hpy said...

Valkommen hemifran hem. Hoppas resan gick bra och allt ar som det skall.

Olivier said...

content de ton retour, en plus tu commences fort avec ce magnifique contre-jour

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Welcome back Peter! Its good to see your posts! Do have a great weekend!

Luna and mommy Léia said...

I want to visit this place someday!Beautiful pictures and I agree with Virginia, this views of Poseidon's bum is cool! :) LOL
Thanks for sharing!
God bless you
Léia :)

Delphinium said...

youpie, t'es là!!!
mais tu commences à photographier les fesses des hommes??

claude said...

Contente de ton retour Peter et j'(espère que tout s'est bien passé en Suède.
Pour moi ici, pendant ton absence, cela a été très triste. tu pex aller en retour sur mon blog.
Tu reviens avec de bien belles photos.

alice said...

C'est bon de te retrouver!

Lucie said...

Ah bon, c'est ton bottom ?
Je ne savais pas que Poséidon appartient au panthéon scandinave, on en apprend tous les jours.
Maintenant que te walhalla de retour tout va aller bien, parceque tu nous a manqué vois tu...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Great to see you back on blogging Peter, hope all was well in Sweden. I am still trying to do all my Paris visit posts, but not at home with my PC ..need my photos.

Missing walking around Paris, and seeing the wonderful sights.

Leena said...

Glad to see you back and blogging.
My "double cousin" is living in Göteborg with his Spanish wife, but I have been there only once.
Imposing statue!
And thank you for your always encouraging comments!
Happy weekend to you too!

Margarida said...

Peter! In your honor I visited IKEA! ;)
I recall telling my Mom: "Peter is a swedish prince and it's nice to 'come to Sweden' (IKEA...) and honor him! :)
We had a coffee and wish you all the best!
Welcome back!

Nathalie said...

Dear Peter, how wonderful that you're back. Jilly and I were just talking about you today and wondering when you'd return
. I feels like an eternity.
I hope the stay in Sweden wasn't too stressful. Je t'embrasse

Wania said...

Hi, Peter
Welcome back...
Great photos!!

Have a nice weekend, too!
Kisses

Shammickite said...

I was wondering if that first photo was you in the shower, but you dahsed my hopes by telling me it was Poseidon... quel dommage!
Welome back to blogland.

GMG said...

Hi Peter,
Great to see you back psting and commenting!! Miles Poseidon is slightly different from the Greek one in the National Museum of Athens, but if looks great also!!

A bit depressing my new club or don't you think so?

Adam said...

Welcome back Peter!

SusuPetal said...

Hello Peter, the photo of Poseidon is just beautiful, the light is marvelous.

Have a sunny weekend.

ALAIN said...

Un beau mec, mais avec un bien petit bassin pour se tremper les pieds.

Margarida said...

... Peter..., you have a certain kind of reply..., check it out!
;)

from cali said...

What a lovely symbol. ;-)

Welcome home, Monsieur.

Harriet said...

Welcome back home. Nice photos to expand our horizons.

Cheryl said...

Welcome back1

That first shot is really lovely. He almost looks like an angel with white wings.

ParisBreakfasts said...

No apoligies required!
Life comes first.
Then macarons.
Bienvenue!

arabesque said...

hi peter! i see your back from your looong trip! ^-^ kidding! glad you had a great trip and the poseidon posts were amazing!
happy weekend 2!

Owen said...

Wow, hardly back a day and already 32 comments just like that, in a snap ! Hmmm, maybe I should try posting some naked male posteriors belonging to deities to see if that can help bring visitors ! Visibly some of your readers were quite impressed here ! LOL... looks a little like I remember of "The David" in Florence... virility personified... Happy to see you back... that pause button was getting a little bit old in the sidebar thumbnail... :-) Poseidon's butt is better by far...

♠ ♠ France said...

Oui elles sont assez sympa.
J'aime ta photo génial

amatamari© said...

Welcome back and thanks
for these beautiful photographs!
:-)

Ruth said...

I hope it's fun and not dreary, whatever is keeping you away from us. It's nice to see you for a minute. Happy travels.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for the visit to my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog. It is always appreciated.

JM said...

The water sprays look fantastic on the first shot! Wonderful photo!
Welcome back, Peter!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Welcome back, Peter! You were missed. Great photos as always!

Thanks for your visiting to my Flora's post.
Have a nice weekend as well.

Carole said...

Ah enfin, Peter, le retour !
Je vais enfin pouvoir continuer à contempler ma ville sous un autre œil.
A bientôt alors !

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Hello again...

I spent one day restoring Patty's computer. She clicked on an email she had sent that could not be delivered and was returned. She was curious as to why it wasn't delivered and clicked on the notice. Well, it was a "worm" that locked her computer and wouldn't let her do anything. When I got up the next day, she came out in her PJs and said, "My computer won't come on."

I had to reformat the hard drive and return it to the factory, new, condition. She lost everything on the computer. I feel sorry for her as it takes a lot of time to put her things back on the computer that she had saved on an external hard drive. Beware folks. If you send an email and it comes back, you should not open it.

I have not been able to get around much of late.

Peter said...

James:
Good that you like it! :-)

Karen:
The Hasselblad company is in Gothenburg! :-)

JoAnn:
Good; then we are back both of us! :-)

Peter said...

Virginia:
Against the sun it becomes sepia, whether you wish or not! :-)

Krystyna:
Nice to see you around! :-)

Thérèse:
Delicatesse!! :-)

Peter said...

Anonymous:
Thanks! :-)

hpy:
Allt är relativt väl! :-)

Olivier:
Merci! :-)

Peter said...

Rakesh:
Thanks! :-)

Léia:
Sharing the bum? :-)

Delphinium:
Une erreur! :-)

Peter said...

Claude:
J'ai vu et je comprend ta peine! :-)

Alice:
Pareil! :-)

Lucie:
Pas le mien, mais presque pareil! :-)

Peter said...

Ann:
Don't forget to contact me at your next visit! :-)

Leena:
Hope you enjoyed Gothenburg! :-)

Margarida:
I feel flattered! Prince... :-)

Peter said...

Nathalie:
Rather stressful, but all went well! Thanks! Je t''mbrasse également! :-)

Wania:
Thanks and kisses as well! :-)

Shammickite:
Sorry to disappoint you! :-)

Peter said...

GMG:
The club is OK! We have some good members now! :-)

Adam:
Thanks! :-)

SusuPetal:
Hope the sun is still around also in Finland! :-)

Peter said...

Alain:
Toujours sous la douche; il n'a pas le temps de se salir! :-)

Margardia (bis):
I have checked! Impressed!! :-)

From Cali:
Yes, merci! :-)

Peter said...

Harriet:
Expanded horizons is nice! :-)

Cheryl:
An angel or a god! :-)

ParisBreakfasts:
Macarons...! Just too good! :-)

Peter said...

Arabesque:
Nice to see you back here also! :-)

Owen:
Button, butt... ! Bravo! :-)

France:
Merci! :-)

Peter said...

Amatamari:
A pleasure! :-)

Ruth:
I'm basically away to take care of my old mother! Some "only-son" obligations! Everything is under control! Thanks! :-)

Abraham:
Always a pleasure to visit one of your blogs! :-)

Peter said...

JM:
Thanks! :-)

Sonia:
Happy to find you here and on your blog! :-)

Carole:
... et moi de suivre tes balades! :-)

Peter said...

Abraham (bis):
Too bad! This happens, but it's frustrating, indeed! :-)

Jilly said...

Great to see you back, Peter. Poseidon is magnificent especially in that first photograph.

Peter said...

Jilly:
And great to see you here! :-)

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

I love the first shot, with the sunlight illuminating the waterspray. Stunning photos, all of them, really... I am so happy you took these while on your stay in Sweden... Thank you for the time you take sharing with us!
And, again, welcome back (to a place I've never been ;)
David *

Bergson said...

ah c'est poséïdon j'avais cru voir Peter sur la première

richard said...

Great photo Peter. I too have been absent for a while - apologies!

Peter said...

SparkleMirror:
Nice to "find" you again! :-)

Bergson:
Un peu de discretion stp! :-)

Richard:
We all have our reasons! Don't worry! :-)

Claudia said...

Gorgeous photo, that first one!

Glad to see you back!

Peter said...

Claudia:
... as I am to see YOU! :-)