Sunday, 20 March 2011

Notre Flatiron

The closest you will get to a local Flatiron is this kind of building, here at the corner of Avenue de Saint-Cloud and rue de la Paroisse.
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Bon, d'accord, rien à voir avec le Flatiron de New York City. Mais bon, c'est au coin de l'Avenue de Saint-Cloud et de la rue de la Paroisse !

33 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I think I've been there! In fact, I think I posted a photo of it on Paree once. Don't ask. When you come from where I came from, anything within 50 kilometers is "Paree"!

I like!

-K- said...

Judging by the light, it looks to be a beautiful time of day.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the evening/morning light and shadows on the row of buildings... Seems a pleasant place to be at ...

Randy said...

Wow. I love the look of this street. Great shadows from the trees.

Gunn said...

I love the composition, light/shadows and the city feel:)- Hope you have a nice weekend!

ρομπερτ said...

How beautiful a sight indeed. Feels like a neighbourhood to remain, until one finished writing a book...

Please have a good Sunday.


daily athens

ncl-cruise-pictures said...

Beautiful shot.

Woody said...

I recall there's a couple of triangular buildings in Philly, not quite this elaborate.

The street lights are quite beautiful nestled among the stately trees (that's about the extent of my creative writing ability).

Bob Crowe said...

Well, it's wedge-shaped but it's not, um, flat. Beautiful light and dramatic composition - nice photograph.

Jack said...

Ciel, if you want it to be flat, then it is flat! It is another beautiful streetscape.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting angle---so long a street to peer down.
MB

Thirtytwo degrees said...

You have a wonderful gift, knowing where to be at the right time of day to get the most from your camera. This is absolutely stunning, almost looks like a great painting. Bravo!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Also, you should consider making calendars, or at least selling your work to calendar publishing companies. I love this as a page in a calendar. This is simply wonderful, worth every moment you spent taking it.

Kaori said...

This looks like a postcard, Ciel! So beautiful!

Kaori
PS: Thank you for the comment. I hope Oliver the Frenchman is okay, too :-)

Birdman said...

I love the look of flatiron buildings. Thanks for sharing.

Malyss said...

Plus qu'au Flatiron, ça ressemble incroyablement à une rue d'ici, derrière le port!!je te la photographierai (un jour, quand ma jambe remarchera...soupir..)
Epidemie de suicide chez les machines à coudre?!..

(word verification: defier!)

Virginia said...

Oh the light is lovely and I of course like that pop of red!
V

Bon Jour du Macaron!!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

A bit shorter, but still nice! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

T. Becque said...

So speaking of books, I was thinking you should make a book on all of the charming buildings of Versailles that you've beautifully photographed.

Doug Hickok said...

This is a beautiful image, with the lovely soft light and long perspective. Wonderful!

Magpie said...

It's very interesting and I can see where the name comes from. The lighting is gorgeous in this shot. I agree - make a book!

Olivier said...

dire que dans deux mois je reverrais le vrai ;))) Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

VP said...

A lovely example of perspective and an interesting light.

Dave said...

I love the name for these buildings, so descriptive.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Re St. Patty's vs. St. Paddy's: Padraig makes sense. In fact, one of the world's great golfers is Padraig Harrington. He's almost as good as I am. ;-)))))

Tammie Lee said...

love the light and trees reflected. Happy Spring to you ~

L.D. said...

Really magnificent. There's a very old world feel to this it's so full of rich history and beauty

Loree said...

It's still beautiful. I love all the angles.

EG Wow said...

I want to know what those corner rooms look like. :))

saverio otranto said...

bei toni morbidi. scatto elegante

Alain Alexandre said...

Une préférence à ici ; il y a des endroit ou j'aime l'espace .

Becky said...

I LOVE this! The somewhat foggy appearance of the edges of the frame, the silence of the street, the regal stature of the building...all of it is a great composition, Ciel.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

There is as similar style in downtown Ft. Worth. I like the subtle lighting with the wonderful shadows of the tree branches in this one, Ciel. You did a great job photographing this scene.

Sharon