13.4.11

Gold

Some golden pictures from  yesterday.


35 comments:

Cheryl said...

Does the sky there really turn that color? It leaves me speechless...

Starman said...

I particularly like the last photo.

Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, your photos are like "eye candy" for me, and I am hooked. is the equestrian statue of Jeanne d'Arc?

Thérèse said...

Heureusement tout ce qui brille n'est pas d'or! Mais c'est beau!

Sydneylk said...

The photo of Place de la Concorde is so beutiful! That is one of my favorite places in Paris beside Jardin de Luxembourg. Your photo makes me wish my return trip was sooner than next spring.

Olivier said...

la derniere photo est magnifique. la ville de Paris est donc tres riche, il suffit de faire fondre tout cela ;))

Virginia said...

Of course I love them all and think I can name most, but the last one made me SWWWOOOOOOONNNN! :)
Knocked my socks off Peter. :)
V

Vagabonde said...

Nice gold Peter. New Orleans has the same Joan of Arc statue as Paris, and it is golden too.

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Ahhhh! Look at that. You captured all those gold tones visible in Paris so wonderfully. I'm with the others who are impressed by the light in the last one. Nice work, Peter!

Hope all is well with you!
Karin

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Quite a study. It made me think of James Bond's Goldfinger, and the woman in it painted in gold, and of Diane Poitier who supposedly drank gold for some reason! Very beautiful to see so many samples of gold collected in one spot! Supposedly still going up in value.

Christina said...

oh, beautiful Paris!

Synne said...

What a lovely collection of golden shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

This set of pictures is a treasure, the first composition is awesome withe the gate and we can see the building with the Franch flag, I'm also enchanted by the perfect blue sky!
Love your pictures!
Léia

Adam said...

You covered all that ground yesterday? Very nice results anyway!

claude said...

Cela en jette !
Même le ciel est d'or.

Louise said...

Beautiful, I feel all golden and glowing myself now.

Bagman and Butler said...

Yup! Sure is alot of gold! And the last photo is amazing -- How do Parisians do that? Do they put gold leaf on the sky or is it 48 carat all the way to the stratosphere!

Cergie said...

Bleus et ors, une série magnifique à laquelle tu as joint le drapeau tricolore. Mais aurais-je la berlue ? N'y a-t-il pas aussi un avion dans un ciel ? Ce n'est pas un pigeon tout de même ?

ParisBreakfasts said...

The last picture is a heart-breaker!
BRAVO

Shionge said...

That's why I love PARIS!!! :D

Maria O, Russell said...

Este articulo pone de manifiesto su virtuosidad!
Saludos desde mi paraiso tropical.

ALAIN said...

J'aime bien les grilles avec les pointes dorées. Cela se fait encore à la main, avec des feuilles d'or très fines.

hpy said...

Et personne ne va gratter!

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Truly gold!

Anne said...

Hi Peter!you could go to metro : "Porte Dorée"!!(nice Art deco Paul Reynaud 's salon in the museum)I think it's called Porte Dorée(golden) because it was " la porte à l'orée du bois"(at the edge of the wood/threshold of the wood).Congratulations for your blog!Anne

Jeanne said...

This reminds me of a poem by Thomas Hood

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Molten, graven, hammered and rolled,
Heavy to get and light to hold,
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold,
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled,
Spurned by young, but hung by old
To the verge of a church yard mold;
Price of many a crime untold.

Great shots Peter!

Nathalie said...

Ouah, tout ce ciel bleu, cette lumière sur les monuments parisiens, c'est trop beau !
Et le ciel qui vire à l'or sur l'obélisque... magique !
Pourvu que ça continue jusqu'à dimanche.

Harriet said...

Such lovely photos...and the golden sky in the last one is just divine.

Also enjoyed your post - Montmartre in the evening.

elfine said...

très bel effet, cette photo à l'éclairage(soleil couchant)derrière l'arc de triomphe.

Simony said...

The gold details are so beautiful and the blue sky is gorgeous... You have a nice Spring already, while here we got big snow flurries today!
Enjoy your nice weather Peter!

joanny said...

Peter:

All gorgeous, but you got us all on the last photo, charming us as a moth to a flame as the liquid gold makes its way onward filling the sky.

joanny

M said...

My photos from Tuesday evening also have that wonderful golden color ... It was a wonderful photo shoot. Thank you for sharing your Paris with us. A la prochaine.

Marie-Noyale said...

J'aime beaucoup cette idee de dorures diverses et variees!!
Pourrais tu nous envoyer un peu de soleil!!!

Simony said...

My warm wishes of a super Happy Birthday, Peter!

Trotter said...

Brilliant!! The last one is awesome!!