Saturday, 1 September 2012

September City Daily Photo Theme Day: people watching

Those of you who have been following VDP know I am reluctant to photograph people. Also, I did not have time to go out for a photographic walk. So what you are looking at is the man who has been people watching for a long, long time. He watches millions walk by him every year. Yes, it's the statue of Louis XIV which I have shown you in detail here and here. To see more theme day interpretations, check Julie's Theme Day blog. It's this way. Happy September ladies and gents!

Ceux qui me font l'honneur de suivre VDP savent que je n'aime pas trop photographier les gens. De plus, je n'ai pas eu le temps de m'adonner à des promenades photographiques ces derniers temps. Donc ce que vous voyez ici, c'est Louis XIV. Il regarde passer des millions de gens chaque année ! Pour les détails de la statue, c'est par ici et ici. Pour voir d'autres interprétations du thème du premier du mois, c'est sur le blog de Julie. Bon mois de septembre à toutes et tous !

29 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, welcome to September, Ciel!! We're enjoying such beautiful weather and temps here in Seattle lately, that I don't care what month or season it is!! I'm just enjoying! Hope you have a great, fun weekend! Enjoy!

Robert Geiss said...

... und er schaut und schaut und schaut. Ein königliches Bild. Den September gut dir.

Lowell said...

You are a wee bit skittish about photographing people. I don't know why. Most of them like to be photographed. I even get asked by some to take their pictures.

And I see you're so skittish you even took the rear view of Louis XIV! :-)

Jo said...

I like your choice for theme day.
Happy September to you too...

LONDONLULU said...

I'd say he is the ultimate uber people watcher! Oh, think of what those eyes have seen... :) Lovely shadow and light. Happy September to you too!

(Oh dear, given I'm not a FB-er and only just learning the Sept. theme day, I'm scrambling too - time to join FB, I think :)

Bob Crowe said...

Looks like the early twilight of the grand monarchy.

Time to broaden your photographic horizons?

Doug Hickok said...

Yes, me too. I love the mood of your silhouette against the warm sky!

Randy said...

Oh my it's Theme day. I will have to scramble. I love your choice for the theme.

Dina said...

Ah so artistic, clever, and fitting for the Versailles blog to offer such an interpretation of people watching.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An original take on the theme Ciel, well done..but you know i can't imagine anyone objecting to having their photo taken and shown on excellent blog!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm sure you know I meant 'your' excellent blog haha!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great interpretation of the theme day. While I do photograph people, I try not to picture their faces, as I understand that sometimes it is an intrusion on my part.

VP said...

The lonely watcher of millions...

joo said...

it's a superb choice for the day theme Ciel! I love this photo!
Have a great weekend:)

Birdman said...

Wonderful image! He watches millions indeed.

Julie said...

One of the suggestions for the October Theme Day is for 'silhouettes'. We will try to work out a method to inform non FB members and afford them a vote.

Meanwhile, you have scrambled exceedingly well to provide us with this wonderful rear shot of Louis. The colouring is just perfect as summer slips over the horizon for yet another year.

Meghan said...

I am also hesitant to photograph people. This is an interesting interpretation of Theme Day.

Halcyon said...

I also don't really like to photograph people I don't know Ciel. That's why I took my shot today with iPhone.
But I love the idea of Louis XIV being Versailles' official people watcher. Great idea for the theme day!

JM said...

Oh yes, I bet Louis XIV is totally fed up of watching people! :-) Great silhouette, Ciel.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a fun choice for theme day. i hope things are well

Malyss said...

Oui, il a du en voir passer , du monde, de la haut!

Valises prêtes?..

Rob Mandy said...

Not a big fan of it either, could never do a blog like Steffen in Haningue. Mais le grand Loulou fera tres bien l' affaire!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Before I opened your site, I wondered what you would show, as I thought to myself that the person most people who come to Versailles would want to watch is the Sun King. You exceeded my expectations with your clever photo from an unusual angle. Witih a great background as well.

LOLfromPasa said...

Well done on joining in on the CDP Theme Day. Super photo as usual.

Buck said...

I love the way you realised the theme!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely silhouette against the setting sun. Distinctive and regal.

Tanya said...

a very clever contribution!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Your interpretation is pure genius!

I'm glad you liked the photo of the old bridge, its so peaceful there now. The bridge will soon reopen and chaos will return :-(

EG CameraGirl said...

This works for me! :))