Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Relaxing in the Jardin des Tuileries







Paris France
I love walking around the Tuileries Garden in Paris. It's a great place for people of all ages. I thought of Malyss when I saw the bench because she has a blog devoted to benches. Then a while back I saw a similar pair of eyes in a Tuileries photo by Genie. Genie's post is an interesting contrast to mine because there are no people in her photo.
This is my post for Watery Wednesday.

35 comments:

  1. These are beautiful photos. Just what I have it imagined as. :) So romantic :) Love 'em

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  2. I love that last photo with the older couple. :-)

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  3. This is such a beautiful place! Lovely shots James.

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  4. I love the eyes on the back of the bench. Someone is watching....

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  5. I love the bench with the eyes. Including the young couple in this shot is great.

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  6. You've captured the romanticism of Paris well. I like the last photo very much, the older couple with arms linked walking through a beautiful park. It's what many of us dream our lives will be as we mature.

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  7. Paris seems so inviting in these photos, James.

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  8. Looks very romantic but probably cold.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. beautiful shots. the last one of an older couple that's very classic.

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  10. These are all so beautifully composed and lighted ever so nicely! I love the children and their toy boats...precious moments!

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  11. The Tuileries Garden was one of my favorites when I was in Paris years ago and your marvelous photos brought back such delightful memories! Thanks!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  12. Wonderful photos. I'm glad Luis Gomez recommended visiting your site.

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  13. Great shots. I love the boats in the water. I can't help wondering though, how do you get the boats to come back? :-0

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  14. The best way to capture Paris is to visit its gardens... sit down and look around.

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  15. Really fabulous series. To just sit and watch in Paris would be ideal. I never sat, but I did go running around the Eiffel Tower a few days (without my camera - big mistake) and that for me was a nice way to be a part of the place. Your last photo is so beautiful in many ways.

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  16. Yes, yes, and yes, a fabulous way to spend a day, in one of the world's finest city parks... life unfolds there in another dimension. Those eyes on the bench may be peering out of that other place the park takes us to... out of the busy rush of traffic, far from the imperatives of business and money...

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  17. this is a beautiful park. the chairs and benches are inviting.

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  18. what a beautiful park! From the buildings on the outskirts, to the shady tree lined paths. Really nice James...

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  19. You tell a great story of life lived at its best. Full of an easing going joy whether relaxing alone or spending time with friends and family. The last one with the old couple is a classic. We should all be so lucky to be healthy and hearty with our loved one by our side at that age.

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  20. James, your Tuileries photos are just endearing with the old couple, the reflection of the bateau on the water, the guy taking your picture (!), daily life in Paris, but most of all.... I can't believe the eyes on the back of the bench! These are the same that I found on the back of a chair in the snow!

    We would make good detectives!

    Bisous,
    Genie

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  21. Great shots! And a very nice reflection in the first. You also got the green chairs by the water that Genie found around the bench.

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  22. Thank you for the link!:)
    Children play with small boats in that foutain since decades!Clothes change but not the game! It's and always has been a pleasure to walk there, in every season. And I'm wondering if you're now on a blog, somewhere, pictured by the guy on the chair...

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  23. Amazingly beautiful photos. Paris is my favorite city in the world.
    Pretend sometimes that I'm there when I walk along the Singapore River or sit down and drink a glass of wine.

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  24. Very well done dear James, your pictures are terrific, I loved the reflections in the first one!
    That bench is really special!
    hugs
    Léia

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  25. That is a beautiful spot - you have transmitted the atmosphere very well.

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  26. Awesome photos, James! I love them all. Great people shots.

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  27. I have never been there but you certainly shared the essence of the place through your photos.

    Have you seen the story about Vivian Maier? I just learned of her - the photos are fascinating. I think you would be interested.

    http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

    http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,80&pid=A1hO97qcWo7ViDL_rWniVH2LakYxNa7J

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  28. You captured relaxing atmosphere in Tuileries Garden. It must be a lovely place to walk around, take a rest, and so on.
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
    Yoshi

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  29. I am impressed-really beautiful pictures

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  30. These are beautiful and for me, nostalgic as I lived just outside of Paris with my family when I was a youngster. In these depictions, it looks like nothing has changed. I will never forget the toy boats in the pond. Love that photo the best.

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  31. Such a beautiful City ` Paris.
    Lovely blog

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  32. Wonderful sequence at a fantastic place with great memories for me. I have a shot from the early 1970s of me and my mom in the Tuileries Garden. Then in 2001, my daughter and I were there and I have shots from that. By the time my daughter and I went it had been many years since my mother died (my mom was only 65 when she died) but I thought of her the whole time I walked in the garden with my daughter.

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  33. That last photo ... pure poetry. It really reaches the heart!

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  34. Its a beautiful place, I remember it well, there was this bird man.

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