Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Paris Eye 28/30 - Bums not on seats


On Easter Monday, I walked the Champs Elysees. I took the metro to Clemenceau, walked up to the AdT, then down George V, over Pont de L'Alma, across Des Invalides greensward and hence home.


The geometry of these seats just gob-smacked my eyes. Is that possible? Well, it did. I suspect these particular bateaux were out of operation because the day was so sunny that they needed the boats with covers. But I could be wrong. I once knew a man - in the biblical sense - who admitted he had been wrong once. Back in 1963.

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures again Julie!

Kay L. Davies said...

Mysteriouser and mysteriouser, Julie.
My husband wonders if there was a strike.
Anyway, you got some good photos of their emptyness.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Christina Klas said...

These black and whites are fantastic! I love the pattern.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Julie, my dear, you just make me giggle with your words today! The monochrome seats are spectacular, the first being my favorite!

Just once? back in '63? Too funny!

Bises,
Genie

J Bar said...

Top shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bob Crowe said...

I would never have figured out the subject of the top and bottom images without the middle ones. Good eye, as they say.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your black & white photos are here are exceptionelle. The rhythm of the shapes is quite compelling. Number one is my favorite.

Ann said...

Love the top one. Had to do a double take before my brain worked out what I was looking at. Wonderful composition.

Joe said...

Repeating shapes in black and white make for fascinating photos especially when in Paris. Thx for sharing your trip with us.

M said...

Julie, I almost choked on my coffee (alas, not French coffee) when I read your post -- mercy for starting my day with a laugh! Love the B&W. It really makes the pattern stand out. I hope you continue to enjoy your stay in Paris!

Virginia said...

I'm real gobsmacked! HA The pattern is amazing and you got it!
V

Stafford Ray said...

Wrong or not, who cares. Geat shots and even if it was back in 1963, be thankful you found one! He was a woos!

Becky said...

Love the seats!!! As I was scrolling they seemed to get larger and smaller - so cool!

Bergson said...

quelle belle photo noir et blanc des sièges