Saturday, February 11, 2012

Un Matin au Palais Royal

One morning a noise woke me up so I looked out the window to see what it was but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.










So I walked into another room and looked down










and to the left and right but still nothing.








Maybe it was the children playing ball





or maybe not. I was thankful for whatever it was because Paris is the last place where I would want to oversleep.

Paris, France

Palais Royal is a wonderful place to visit and it's an amazing place to live even if it's for only a couple of weeks at a time.

28 comments:

  1. Quite nice (if not quiet) accomodations!

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  2. Beautiful images! I like the part "Paris is the last place where I would want to oversleep"... :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  3. Its for sure a beautiful place to stay.Perhaps the young Louis XIV looked at the same view as you or was that a bit to early. Anyway great pics James.

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  4. Hello !
    Certes Paris est une jolie ville, sans doute trop encombrée et peut-être moins propre qu'auparavant - sauf ses monuments - mais il y a tant d'autres villes qui méritent le détour ! Chargées d'Histoire, d'Architecture... La France est un livre dont chaque page vaut le détour...

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  5. Je suis d'accord avec Elleona sur les utres villes; Mais ta première photo est absolument FABULEUSE!Parfaite!
    Tu as vu que ce sont des scouts qui jouent? Et décidemment, je ne pardonnerai jamais les colonnes de Buren!..Rien à faire, je n'aime pas! :)
    (Tu connais la vieille comptine française pour les enfants: "le palais royal est un beau palais, où les jeunes filles sont à marier.."? )

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  6. Nothing unusual out those windows, nope, nothing at all ;-)

    Very nice photos!

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  7. This is a building in Paris, I don't remember visiting.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Ah so many little mysteries in life in Paris ! And absolutely not a place to oversleep... not when you could be out discovering one back street previously unknown, or an early morning stroll by the Seine, seeing what is already up and about when the sun comes up... May you have many more mornings of mysteries ahead to delve into...

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  9. Love these images of Paris, especially the first B&W images. What a great series.

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  10. Love that top shot especially! But wonderful pics all!!!

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  11. Lucky you...and beautiful photos as always.

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  12. The photo of the children playing football is really quite something!

    Were you really staying in a Palace?

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  13. I love the framing in the first shot. Paris is so gorgeous!

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  14. James,
    You my friend, have brought me almost to tears. As you know the PR is one of my most favorite places in Paris. Thank you for these beautiful images. The ones from above made me swoon. I don't think I'll ever be that lucky to have that marvelous view.
    Merci mille fois mon ami,
    V

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  15. What a beautiful place to wake up to. Thanks for sharing -- your series was almost like watching a slide show or a movie!

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  16. ... the last place where I would want to oversleep... you are perfectly right. I have been feeling this way for years now everywhere I am...

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  17. Wonderful shots! And wonderful place too!
    Thanks for sharing, James;o)

    ***
    Hope you are having a fabulous week****

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  18. Wouldn't want to miss a thing! Gorgeous place to stay :D

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  19. Beautiful photos James. That first one is amazing!

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  20. I really like the framing on that first image! The long, seemingly endless walkway of arches puts that shot into perspective. Of course, the overview of the structure and the plaza are wonderful and classic. Looks like a marvelous place, rain or shine, noisy kids playing or not. Some moments can never be spoiled when you have the right attitude...

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  21. Beautiful images and what a place. Grand!
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. How did I miss this post? Wow. I love these photos...the children at play and that last image is ah-maze-ing! I also really like the long leading line to "left and right". I hope there are more Europe pics to come.

    I wanted to ask a question, but don't see a way to email you.

    I've been thinking about water reflections and cropping them (especially in the case of mirrored reflections). I know rule of thirds...but was wondering-oft to get both the source and its reflection it seems to set the image with the "meeting" point of the two centered aligned. I don't have a problem with that, just wondering if (when applicable) do you tend to do that? or do you only show partially either the subject or reflection? or is it something that "just depends" on what feels right?
    I'd love your take on this-if you don't mind-when you get a chance. Thanx.
    Have a great day James.
    Susan

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  23. Excellent! Love that black and white. Great to have this little trip back to Paris :)

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  24. Ohhh! digging that monochrome one, very nice stuff!

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  25. delightful captures and accompanying storyline James. I especially warm to those window framed shots! Happy weekend and thanks for sharing your world.

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  26. Oh Yes ! I love Paris too. Where was the last one shot. so beautiful!

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  27. Very well said... there's always something to do in Paris. I'd love to go back. But there's always too many places I'd like to visit considering I've only got 24 vacation days a year lol

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