Friday, November 19, 2010

Paris Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 61)


Hello and thanks for keeping Weekend Reflections going strong while I was away!
This is another sort of busy reflection with the church(Notre-Dame des Champs) being the obvious focal point but a few other things to look for are the guy on the bike in the right corner, the mirror inside the restaurant reflecting the yellow tour bus and the green Chez Leon signs inside of the restaurant. After this leg of the trip I went to Brussels and my first meal was at the original Chez Leon where I had Moules- frites (mussels and fries). After Brussels we went to Lucerne Switzerland then we returned to Paris.

I'll be posting the Europe photos at my other blog Something Sighted for at least the next year so stop by and check them out when you have time.

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to LinkyTools
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.
Feel free to be creative.Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!

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61 comments:

RuneE said...

I envy you!

☺lani☺ said...

Gorgeous!

Ebie said...

It seems like you were not gone a long time. I love the places you visit.

Dani said...

wow! Great reflection photo.

Happy weekend.

Halcyon said...

I could eat a pot of moules right now. Sounds perfect for this dreary weather. Nice reflection!

Anki said...

I love Paris and you reflection.

Sunny said...

That is such an interesting reflection. The church is beautiful.
☼ Sunny

JM said...

The first thing I noticied in this shot was the word 'moules', maybe because I just love them! :-) Great photo, James.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections as always and such a beautiful place! It's been a long time since I was in Paris -- still miss it! Have a great weekend, James, and thanks as always for the weekend fun!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

A lot of greedy people in those comments! ;)
I like when it's difficult to see what's in the reflection, and what's real life. That makes the thing funy!

Johnny Nutcase said...

This is a really cool shot, James! So much going on - what a great reflection!

Xavi said...

What a beautiful photo. Great reflection shot James!!
I know this restaurant with good mussels and better beer served in a large, round glass, specially designed for it.
Have a nice weekend11

Rajesh said...

Fantastic capture.

Gattina said...

You have been in Brussels ? Should have given me a ring !
Chez Léon is not the best, but it looks nice.40 years ago it was the best mussels Restaurant in Brussels, now it's only for tourists.

Maia said...

Lovely photo and interesting reflections James.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Looks like you had a grand holiday as reflected in your photos.

'Tsuki said...

Very nice picture here James... You know that notre-Dame-Des-champs has a very important meaning for all the Templars treasure scavengers, don't you ? You did actually find it, I guess... Nothing is more precious that one of your pics... ;)

Rosie said...

Wow - what a fabulous shot!

Diane AZ said...

Very interesting image of Paris, I especially like the guy on the bike and the yellow bus, and of course the church is gorgeous. Have a nice weekend!

Winter said...

Rrrrrwaooooh !

Miaourrrh, miaou.

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome picture - love the reflection!

Just great


greetings from Uruguay :)

Bibi said...

I love moules-frites...am returning to my beloved city of Paris for one week in February....will have them then.


I love all the action in this photo.....

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely photo, glad you had a good trip!

jeannette said...

Welcome back!:) You probably made oodles of pics. Next time when you go to Paris, also visit Musee de Picasso (if you like abstract art, it's a smaller museum of Picasso). To die for are the rolled up crepes filled with chocolate on a street catering stand.

Francisca said...

J'adore les moules à la crème d'ail! :-D

Tash said...

Unfair advantage taking gorgeous shots in Paris! Really splendid. You do the incomprable city justice.

Dina said...

Cool how you got that mirror inside the reflection.
Welcome home!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful, romantic reflection and I love the business of cameo activities graced by the elegant cathedral!

Ann said...

Your old building is similar to the Christchurch Cathedral. Luckily it was not affected by the earth quake.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice James!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James I'm dizzy with this picture!FANTASTIC shot!
That yellow bus is almost a magic detail in this composition, very well done!
I'm curious about this restaurant, I've tasted for the first time this year those mossels and fries,mmm delicious!
Now with open mind, I think it's time to taste the escargot ! :)
Thanks so much for this adorable meme and have lots of fun!
Enjoy your weekend,
Léia :)

joo said...

Superb photo and what a great trip you've had:)

Riet said...

You had a wonderful trip I can see, it's only i didn't see you mention Amsterdam. :)))Paris and Brussels are beautiful, of course have been there more than once. I love this paris picture and its reflection

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James, so glad to see you home again. I wish that our trips had overlapped as I would have loved to meet you with my daughter. Can't wait to see all your photos as they unfold in the weeks ahead!

Great reflection, taken with feeling!

Bises,
Genie

Crafty Gardener said...

what a fabulous reflection

cieldequimper said...

Oh oui ! Not far from my former uni.

Next time you'll know that I'm about 20 minutes train ride from Montparnasse!

Shirley said...

Ingenious!! This photo is like an Eye Spy book of finding the reflections! Love it!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This is magical!

T. Becque said...

Interesting assortment of reflections. Fun to look at!

Carole said...

Great photo.

I so envy your trip!

Cildemer said...

Wow! Such a beautiful pic!
Thanks for sharing.

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Have a nice weekend****

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a great shot!

Dianne said...

welcome home :)

I love the guy on the bike, it's as if he's a ghost rider

teresa said...

Wonderful photograph!

Stickup Artist said...

That's awesome! So much detail and life to appreciate and relish. And yes, that shaft of vertical light down the front of the cathedral and all the little details inside is so intriguing. I always think of layers of time when I see your urban reflection images. What a marvelous trip! And good for you going for the mussels and fries!

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely shot but then look where you are!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A double take - intriguing reflection projected across the street! Only in Paris!

Lew said...

Great reflection of the old church!

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice James!

Jan said...

James, your collection of reflections are making me dizzy. What a great photo. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Vernz said...

the union of the old and new.. amazing capture..

Lily Hydrangea said...

James, I love your ET pic. I can see myself doing the same thing as the boy when I get the chance to see ET in person!
This week's reflection is super - I love the tour bus part. for me that's what makes the photo superb.
Glad you had a great trip, & it's nice to have you back.
Have a great weekend too.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Incredibly busy yet appealing photo. Then again, it is Paris.


Darryl and Ruth : )

...louciao... said...

Thanks for pointing out the guy on the bike. He really leads us into the picture once he's spotted. A bit like "Where's Waldo" but so much cooler!

Gine said...

Ce qui me plaît le plus, c'est l'inscription Moules qui dédramatise l'ensemble ! Bien vu !

Elisa said...

I love it!
It announces the beginning of a great series of PARIS
Best regards from Argentina James

Fabien said...

Nice vue on... french cooking ;-)

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely photo--someday I shall visit that wonderful city!

I was the 100th entry today! How cool is that? lol I know, 'tis silly.

Melissa B. said...

Love it! I have a window reflection today, too...

The Rocket's Red Glare

Naquillity said...

welcome back~ the pictures from your trip are great. hope all is well.

Fetch Photos said...

Love it! It almost looks like a banner running up the building.