Monday, February 14, 2011

Walking in the Paris Rain

Paris, France(Place des Petits-Pères ~ Color Version)

The building with the red door is a church called Notre Dame des Victoires. Do you see the Mexican flag down the street? Does anyone know why it's there? I guess there could be Mexicans living there or perhaps it's an embassy? I've never noticed it before and I'm a little curious.

20 comments:

  1. Love this James! I'd like to on that street. Rain or shine...

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  2. Terrific capture, James, as always! I'd love to walk down that street rain or shine, too! Interesting about the flag???? Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  3. The flag is for the General consulate of Mexico, located 4 rue Notre-Dame des Victoires.

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  4. I was about to say it could be London if it weren't that the woman is wearing fitted gloves . . . then I began to wonder whether many people still use umbrellas here. I'll have to watch out.

    Lucy

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  5. I liked a lot, this street is very charming and I also love the red door!
    This kind of weather has been so normal, my reality ,my day by day...
    However I'm not happy about it, because in Brazil we have "tons" of sunlight and this absence of sun is already changing my humor.
    Your picture is beautiful, the colour version is perfect and that lady is very elegant!
    Léia

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  6. I'm going to be contrary and say that Paris, however gorgeous, is, like any other city, complete dreariness when the rains go on and on and on... One reason I do not live in Paris or any other of the northern cities I love, like London or Amsterdam or or or... Of course seeing it on my screen with your lovely photo works for me! (I would have solved the flag mystery by googling "Mexico consulate in Paris", but I see you've been given the answer, James.)

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  7. I could look at your picture of Paris every day. Really nice to see the narrow streets and the flat, high buildings all along the street.

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  8. I loved this church, James, seeing it for the first time in December... There were kids playing "street soccer" in the square ... Malyss is quick on the research, but I did find this link showing it also as the tourism office for Mexico ...

    http://www.mexique-voyage.com/adresses.htm

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. I don't know this church James but I love this shot. Her leg is parfait! You take me to Paris, I take you to Paris..that works! :)
    V

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  10. I really like the composition of this and the colors. It's a great street scene.

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  11. I love the mood of this picture and the colors are wonderful. The street is quite narrow! Not sure about the flag, like you mentioned, it could be an embassy.
    ☼ Sunny

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  12. If I said this image didn't make me wish for a magic carpet, I'd be lying. The light shining on the wet pavement gives this urban scene a magical aura as if something wonderful will happen to that lady if she goes down that road.

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  13. Awesome, no matter the weather. I would so love to walk down this street.

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  14. Yep, it's the consulate, the embassy is in the 16th. Did you stop to read the historical marker there ? They are usually full of fascinating info... Nice weather !

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  15. Oh and look at my blog today, how do you say "Copy Cat " in French?? HA
    C

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  16. I love the way the fence leads your eye right down the street.

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  17. This doesn't look dreary. It looks shiny and clean and I love the colors and textures and the light on the motorcycles. So much to like about this photo.

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