Monday, 27 December 2010

Arbres bleus Avenue des Etats-Unis

The trees on Avenue of the United States are almost royal blue or 'Bleu de France' in reference to the heraldic colour that was used by French kings from the 12th century onwards. The photo is a bit blurred but as you can see, the traffic light was red so I wasn't driving! Add the white snow and you have a 'Bleu-Blanc-Rouge' national French flag photo!

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Elle est floue, pourtant le feu est rouge, je ne roulais pas ! Les arbres, eux, sont presque Bleu de France, dont l'origine remonte aux Capétiens, au XIIè siècle. Ajoutons un peu de neige blanche et voilà une photo bleu-blanc-rouge ! N'en déduisez rien de particulier...

27 comments:

tapirgal said...

It's beautiful. The blue is stunning, and thanks for telling us about he history of the color's use.

T. Becque said...

Interesting facts and a great combination of color!

By the way, I had no choice but to be up early (sunrise photo) as I was on my way to work :{ when I took it.

Woody said...

Blue Christmas lights are my favorite. They really mess with your depth perception. At least you were stopped!

We now have about 10-12 cm of snow :-)

roentarre said...

An image istilled with so much Christmas festivities!

Beautiful

Randy said...

Very creative shot. Love the colors of the trees.

andrew1860 said...

I love this color blue. With all this talk of blue it reminds me of Blue Christmas by Elvis

Olivier said...

prêt pour l'allocution présidentielle du 31 au soir ;)) bien vu l'association des couleurs

Rob said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Ann said...

Blue trees are different , very nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Very pretty. I do like the blue. MB

Dina said...

Ooh pretty! Blue is the best color in the world.

VP said...

Our flag comes from yours, but we dropped the blue for the green!

Bergson said...

ta photo me fait penser

Thérèse said...

Mais non tu as pense pour nous! :-)

Diane said...

They look lovely. xxx

BaysideLife said...

The slight blur adds to the moodiness of the photo. Hope your holiday was merry. I'm just back from Arkansas where we spent Christmas with my sister and her family.

Jacob said...

You know lots of interesting things...from history! The blurring actually adds a little zing to the shot, I think...and I like the way the blue is set off by the red and white lights. Bleu-Blanc-Rouge is a good description...

By the by, the word verification was "rabbi," not that it means anything...

Kaori said...

It seems blue LED lights are all the rage lately...is it the same there? Or have they always had blue lights? :-D

Malyss said...

Tu n'en aurais pas parlé, je n'aurais pas tilté sur le coté bleu-blanc-rouge..J'aurais vu les feux comme des boules de Noel!

cieldequimper said...

@ Kaori: the lights are often if not always blue!

Birdman said...

Fabulous blue lit trees. Cool shot in more ways than one.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, it could be ours, the Brits' or the Russians', but yours has the prettiest shade of blue.

Now I know all about the snow you've been having and I've been missing.

SRQ said...

J'aime le Bleu de France. Very pretty color on trees this time of year.

Becky said...

Or, also appropriate, the United States flag colours. :) I didn't know there was an Avenue of the United States...what's the story behind that?

cieldequimper said...

@ Becky: the treaty by which the USA became independent was signed in Versailles!

Alain Alexandre said...

C'est pas flou ; en faite ta vitesse étais pas assez rapide; et puis ce pelage de couleurs est assez jolie

Alain Alexandre said...

Je te souhaite une très bonne année 2011; le reste est en toi-même.