Friday, 1 April 2011

Theme Day - The Parisien Edge (Paris Eye 2/30)


What is it that gives a place an edge? That one aspect, replicated throughout a city, in nooks and crannies, that makes a place memorable? That 'sine qua non'? In my home city of Sydney I posit it to be the beauty of the natural setting.

Here in Paris? I am on a month-long idyll to sus them out. How about window-treatments for starters ... ? Any idea where these little beauties are?



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26 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful Julie!

bitingmidge said...

Bonjour!

Beautiful edgy stuff, and I love the way you simply mutate from Sydney to Paris without so much as drawing a blog-breath!

Might see you Sunday, who knows?

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Kirsten said...

I'd love to live across the street, but not really inside - they'd cut out some of the already tiny amount of light!

Steffe said...

These would look great at my place!

Julie said...

I suspect they would require a fairly large building, indeed. Is it obvious from the photograph that they are in the roofline?

In Real Life said...

Wow! Those are stunning! :)

Thérèse said...

I used to work close to this place in the 7th... I won't say more...

Julie said...

There are so many government departments scattered throughout this area. And smartly dressed government workers. Handsome young men abound ...

ρομπερτ said...

How amazing a sight.

Please have a good new month.

daily athens

Ann said...

I love them - real character. Good interpretation of the theme as well. I envy you away from all the crap thats going on here.

Becky said...

WOW! How fantastically unique! I love it. Also, I'm glad to see someone other than myself explore other areas outside of their hometown in their city daily photo blog. I did this when I visited my sister in Poland last May, and it was a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing more of your perspective on France.

RedPat said...

I love them - they are fabulous! Great catch.

J Bar said...

They are awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

diane b said...

Never mind the windows bring on the good looking men.

Mark said...

Awesome post Julie, enjoy your month in Paris, will email you soon with my dates, it would be great fun to catch up.

Julie said...

Look forward to hearing from you, Mark. Biting-midge from the Sunshine Coast will be here, too.

Peter said...

Sounds like a bloggers meet in Paree, beaut pics too! Have a pain au chocolat for me.

Rae Walter said...

Fantastic Julie. Amazing architecture. Enjoy your month in Paris.

Jilly said...

What astounding windows. I like your discussion. The setting of Sydney is mind-blowing. In fact I think of all Australia as being a culture based on the land. Paris something else as you are so beautifully showing us.

Joe said...

It's great you are bringing Paris to us through your viewfinder. I think these windows would deter any Romeos from clambering up the balcony to serenade their Juliet.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Gosh those things must be huge ... maybe its it the French version of big things to attract tourists,

Julie said...

They are on a very big building, but yes, huge would cover it. The are on th Invalides. Show you in the next post.

SKIZO said...

BeautifulWorkThankYouForSharing:)

Virginia said...

Invalides?? I have not been. Shame on me. Look what I missed. These are fab.
V

paul said...

Great post and great image. Best wishes on your Paris adventure!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Julie, I love this view and the fact that the 20 or so windows are all different! I have made many shots in/around Les Invalides... superbe!