Paris in Springtime

Paula’s black and white Sunday this week is delicate. Now my selected image may not conjure up fine craftsmanship or intricate textures, but I am aiming for a sense of elegance and grace with these lovely trees providing an intimate framework for the pleasures of Parisians enjoying the spring air.

le jardin de plantes b&w

Lovers sitting on a bench, a child playing, families strolling through le Jardin des Plantes, the main botanical garden in France which lies in the 5th arrondissement of Paris on the left bank of the Seine. This photo reminds me of the sort of picture we used to study at school during our French lessons in order to learn the vocabulary and practice speaking. So many details to find.

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Heyjude

I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

30 thoughts on “Paris in Springtime”

  1. Very nice, Jude, and very French. The smart Boulevardiers strolling; no cycles, scooters, skateboards, or other distractions. The B+W gives it a nice documentary feel too.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. One of the things I enjoy about black and white photos is the differences is clothing and style. In time this image will become more interesting as it ages. Since so many people select color images, black and whites should be even more appreciated.

  3. Yes, a really stylish avenue along which to promenade. Love the beautiful framing and I get the feeling that one wouldn’t rush along here, but stroll élégamment whilst absorbing the beauté. 🙂

  4. Not the Luxembourg gardens then? I was imagining myself strolling. 🙂
    Back in the complaints department- how on ‘earth’- get it?- am I going to know which blog you’ve posted on? You have me hopping about like a crazy rabbit. 4 blogs! Tsk!
    Hugs, Jude! I’m off- for now.

    1. I haven’t made it to the Luxembourg gardens, maybe next visit! And yes, I know 4 blogs is a bit insane but hard to change that now. And the exercise will do you good 😀

      Have fun in Tavira and make time to relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun set 🙂

      1. Amalgamate Earth and 60 mm? Watching Rafa then throw a few bits in a bag and go. James not well and in Birmingham. Timing not wonderful but what can you do? X

        1. I might do that. Go back to posting macros on the flower blog, but I was intending to do other types of macro. I suppose they will find a place on either of the others. Poor James. Hope he feels better soon. Miserable to feel ill when away from home. I’m sure he’ll survive. Not too far from Lisa if needs be.

        2. Hiya darlin! At the airport. It chucked it down all the way here. What a shame to be leaving. Spoken to James and he’s recovering. All’s right with my world again. Take care. More fun than work- ok? X

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