27.5.11

If Monet had still been around...

I took these photos in the “new park”, Clichy-Batignolles, close to where I live, a recent park which somehow has replaced what could have been the Olympic Village in 2012, if London hadn’t got the games! I talked more about this park in a post some two years ago.

29 comments:

Nadege said...

This is gorgeous Peter!

Thérèse said...

C'est un tel plaisir quand on tombe sur une telle scène n'est-ce pas!
C'est beau.

Mystica said...

As usual gems! thanks.

Virginia said...

M. Monet is absolutely thrilled with your photographs Peter! :) I smiled at your remark about Olympic Park. Just yesterday Melissa and I were purging my basement of all the things I have collected. I saved my Olympic hat from the Atlanta Games 1996. We hosted some soccer events here and I was a volunteer. What I'll do with that hat and pins I don't know, but I couldn't throw it away!!

I'm glad you have this lovely spot so near your home. Enjoy my friend.
V

rauf said...

i think Monet would have ignored the park Peter. Probably he would have shown interest in the Olympic village
Good to see bright sunlight. We seem to have just too much of it.
Olympics awarded to Paris or not, the city should have gone ahead with the construction of the village.
Paris Olympic village would be more interesting than the Olympics itself.

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe...
Merci Peter !

Pierre

V Rakesh said...

Wonderful. I guess, it was good after all that London got to win the bid, for this park's sake at least!

Studio at the Farm said...

What an exquisite setting! I think I will have to "borrow" your photos, and pretend I am Monet.

Mrs A said...

It looks so beautiful, Monet would have had many of these in his collection im sure! Fantastic photos, thank you again.

ALAIN said...

Ma préférence va à la dernière : l'escadrille des canards à l'attaque !

claude said...

Je suis jalouse. Cela fait deux ans que mes nénuphars ne repoussent pas dans le bassin aux poissons. J'en ai acheté des faux et ils ne restent même pas la fleur sur la surface de l'eau. Ils flottent à l'envers et ça m'énerve.
Jolies photos, Peter !

Delphinium said...

J'adore la première photo, on dirait une peinture effectivement.
Tu vois, tu as le même talent que le sieur Monet. Trop fort ce Piteur, trop trop fort. ;-)

Ola said...

wonderful! I just love such views

Cergie said...

Pas besoin d'aller aussi loin que Giverny : l'inspiration est au bout de la rue pour toi.
Les canards des Batignolles ne sont pas farouches même avec des personnes qu'ils ne connaissent pas autant que toi. Leur as tu amené du pain au moins ?

Ken said...

Very nice. I've always enjoyed ponds and water features like this in a park or even in a garden. So calming and zen. Good day.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm completely enchanted by your Monet version.These pictures and your collages are outstanding!
I wish you a lovely weekend!
hugs
Léia

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful park, Peter! How lucky you are living close to Clichy-Batignolles.

Adam said...

Bien vu!

Catherine said...

what a beautiful set of shots - stunning - sorry about the Olympics - but I will be there at Londoon 2012 - can´t wait!!

starman1695 said...

Beautiful.

M said...

Peter, your photos are works for art! Monet would be jealous!! Genie and I will have to visit this park next time!!!

Jeanie said...

You do the master of the waterlily proud, Peter!

Jeanne said...

These are beautiful photographs, Peter! How wonderful to live so close to this park.

Capy89 said...

awesome!!!!

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! Sorry for the absence, but the season has been too busy here in Lisbon...
Maybe it wasn't that bad losing the Olympic Village... ;)
Have a superb weekend!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that this area was spared "development" and will be there for my next visit to Paris... M. Monet would have loved these scenes and your stunning photos so beautifully captured.

My favorite is the last with the three ducks paddling forward in a gold-tinted pond.

Bises,
Genie

nathalie said...

Géniale, géniale la première photo tout à fait digne de Monet en effet, avec un très bel effet de lignes verticales en plus. Tu pourrais la faire tirer en grand et l'afficher chez toi !

Kate said...

What a beautiful place to visit and your photos are lovely, too! Just saw "Midnight in Paris" and I think I need another Paris "fix."

Maria O. Russell said...

What a magical place, Peter!

Next year, I have to be in Spain visiting family in Madrid and Barcelona.





















I´ll come to Paris, if just for one day, to see this beautiful park!

Thank you so much.