Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - Paris


Place St. Michel in Paris is a huge monument on the side of building at a busy intersection just before you get to the Seine river. It's beautiful stone and marble pillars with water cascading down around the lower half. It was hard to decide how to take the picture; I wanted to get details, but I also wanted to get a scope of it's size and how it blends in with the rest of the neighborhood. Up close it's breathtakingly beautiful and huge. 



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16 comments:

Tracy said...
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Kay said...

That is beautiful! I'm glad I could click and take a closer look. Thanks for sharing it!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

It was so long ago that I went to Paris. Loved the photo.

Paulita said...

I have a great photo of this same fountain, but close up. I made my husband stand strategically in front of a fountain of water streaming from a creature's mouth so it looks like the water is landing on his head! Great distance shot. You really catch the depth of it here.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous photo! I haven't been to Paris...yet. On my list.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Ah, Paris. I was there very briefly last summer and really enjoyed myself

Tracy said...

I love Paris! (it's years since I've been, considering it's so close)

The video is a good idea (my digital camera is so ancient I'm stuck with still photos).

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome snapshot! Beautiful building, love those pink columns. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Nise' said...

The video was wonderful, I loved hearing the water. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for allowing me to travel vicariously through your lovely photo! Super photograph!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Lee said...

I've only spent a brief amount of time in Paris & didn't see this. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tiny Library said...

I spent a day in Paris a few years back and I so want to go again!

Alyce said...

I love that you included the video so that we could see the fountain in action and the rest of the neighborhood too.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I absolutely love cities where the new is built amongst and in respect to the old :) I've never been to Paris...but would love to!!

Bev Hankins said...

Wonderful photo! I've never been to Europe, but all the photos that get posted of England and, now, France is making me even more itchy to go....


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Irene said...

For some reason, I don't think I'll ever get to Paris, so thank you for sharing your good time.