Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, June 17, 2011

Courtyards, Cobbled Lanes and Pretty Etched Glass....



Just sharing with you all a few little snipets form walks around Paris
with my "point and shoot" camera ever at the ready

~  Delightful passage-ways leading into private courtyards ~




Cobbled lane-ways running off main streets
This one is a few steps away from Rue Montorgueil

Looking up you will notice those little elements that say Paris
intricate wrought iron balconies- Mansard grey roofs with dormer windows
and of course pretty lamps dangling from ornate brackets



I have cropped this etched glass door
from one of my photos, to show the exquisite detailing

On my next trip to Paris I will take more note of the glass etchings
on windows and doors because they are truly works of art.

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39 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Another wonderful look at Paris! Marvelous captures! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Love your photos **sigh** I miss Paris! Thanks for sharing:)

www.theglamorousgourmet.com

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe...
Très beau regard sur Paris,
Belle journée,

Pierre

Diane said...

I can't wait until I visit in October. xxxxx

Leon and Sue Sims said...

That's where we spent 2 weeks on rue montorguiel last year for my 60th and we'll be back next May for Sue's 60th.
word verification ANGICALI almost Italian for the time we had there.

ParisBreakfasts said...

LOVE IT!
Those glass door etchings are awfully hard to shoot I've found but they are entrancing...
merci
carolg

Kristin said...

Hi! This makes me want to take walks around in Paris now. Love this! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristin

Cezar and Léia said...

You have smart eyes to capture "beauty"! Wonderful set of pictures, I feel that I was there walking by your side, thanks for sharing!
Léia

La Table De Nana said...

Ahh..pretty header too!

Suzi said...

So Much of Paris is enthralling, including the etchings. I loe that we have similar photos, we walked in the same areas. ----and we notice Paris.
x

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You have done a superb job of capturing the little street of Rue Montorgueil and the Parisian feel to the details. I adore that last photo!

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

Thank you for the little trip through Paris today. I love to poke my nose into private courtyards. I haven't been caught yet! :)

The last door is exquisite. We must see more!
V

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Windows, ah they are my downfall. Sometimes it takes me half an hour to walk down a street because there are just too many gorgeous windows!

Vicki said...

Hi Dianne,
Oh...adore your photos...everything is just so pretty, so entrancing, so delightful and I SO would love to live there!
Vickixx

S said...

I agree, those are exquisite details. And your photos are wonderful. I've discovered that reading your posts through Google reader doesn't do the pictures justice - they are much more vivid against the black background on your site. Well done.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Takes my breath away at all the beauty, everywhere.
Many thanks for showing us your wonderful photographs.
I love the new header on your blog.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Shell Sherree said...

Your point-and-shoot camera does a beautiful job, and I suspect it owes a lot to the excellent eye of the person holding the camera! All beauties. That glass is amazing. Bon weekend, Dianne.

Trotter said...

Hi Dianne! Too windy to go to the beach; better surf the Net... ;)
Paris is always lovely!!

Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Corsica... Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You know if you can't actually be in Paris, all your images make it the next best thing Dianne, thank you so much.

Monique said...

Ils sont bien beaux les petits trésors cachés de Paris !

The Paper Mulberry said...

Your pictures really have captured that hidden world of Paris! I adore it when people leave the gates to their courtyards open and to take a peak at the private gardens!!! Just lovely!

Suzane Weck said...

Ola,atraves de Peter¨s Paris blog,cheguei ao seu,e me encantei com tudo que vi.As postagens,as fotos,um trabalho muitissimo bonito.Parabens.Ja vou começar a seguir.Grande abraço.

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I love the pics. One day I will visit.....

ParisBreakfasts said...

Lovely photos.
What kind of P&S do you use?
& do you mess with the aperture/iso etc.
I miss yr carousel...
:(

Dianne said...

Hi Carol:- I use a Fujifilm Finepix JZ500 and just literally point and shoot -if in doubt about using a flash I set it on double pic which takes two photos one with flash and the other without.
The only thing I would say is it's not good with distance shots but ideal for those lovely foodie close-ups - that's what I love best.
Have a wonderful week Carol - Love your blog-site. xx

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Balconies and courtyards are so fascinating to me. I also yearn to peek into walkways. Gorgeous photos as always.
Sam

Rae Walter said...

Dianne, you take such stunning photos with your point and shot. Thanks for sharing

Kristin said...

Thanks for coming over for a delicious cup of tea:) Have a lovely evening!

xx

Jacqueline said...

Love the color of that blue door!

Toyin O. said...

These are great pictures, I love Paris:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Missing your posts and hope that you are somewhere enjoying life, camera in hand! Bises, Genie

Aris Whittier said...

That door is amazing! Was it on a business or a residence? So beautiful!

Dianne said...

Aris:- The door was on a business at street level but next time I must take more notice of these amazing etchings - I saw a lot of them in Paris but would you believe only took this one photo - I need to go back!!

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