Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tout au bout!


On Monday, I  posted a photo of the beginning of the walking  trail at Jemison Park in Mountain Brook.  Alice of Arradon, FR Daily Photo requested, "tout au bout".  Since I am writing this in the evening, and all of my French blogging friends are fast asleep halfway around the globe, I am going to attempt to translate:  at the end!  Excusez moi if it's not quite right.  When this post goes up,  I will be snoozing,  and they will be at their computers and will hopefully offer corrections if needed.  Regardless, here's the lovely end of the trail.  Not the Pont Neuf or the Seine, but a photogenic stone bridge with Shades Creek slowly running through it.  So there you have it- a lovely and peaceful ending to a glorious autumn walk this morning!

The Tune du Jour is one of my very favorite soundtracks... "Prince of Tides".
You might want to stay a while and hear it to the end.  You're welcome to you know!

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33 comments:

Webradio said...

Yes Virginia, "tout au bout", You have a beautiful photogenic stone bridge ! Very nice shot...

"Jolie ballade à faire chez vous"...

Blognote said...

Hi, Virginia!!
Yesterday I received - by surprise - the "Blogging Friends Forever" Award for my photography.
According to the rules I can now myself give this award to 5 other bloggers of my choice and you are one of them.
Please visit my blog and you will see your name among the 5 in question. Then it will be your turn to give the award yourself to 5 other bloggers of your choice, according to the rules you will find indicated there!

Tash said...

Tranquility with arches - another timeless scene. Well done AGAIN, V. Also very cool about Blognotes award!

Olivier said...

"Il suffit de passer le pont
C'est tout de suite l'aventure
Laisse-moi tenir ton jupon
J't'emmène visiter la nature
L'herbe est douce à Pâques fleuries
Jetons mes sabots, tes galoches
Et, légers comme des cabris
Courons après les sons de cloches
Ding din don ! les matines sonnent
En l'honneur de notre bonheur"
Brassens

Belle photo, qui donne envie de passer le pont...

Nice picture, which want to cross the bridge ..

alice said...

It's perfect! Attagirl! When you'll come back from your walk on this lovely bridge, another French lesson is waiting for you, conjugation today!

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, What a wonderful "end" to our walk down "memory lane". This bridge is just beautiful! Congratulations on your award from "Blognote" - you certainly deserve to be recognized for your outstanding work.

Laurie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! (Or I should say beau, beau, beau!)

ANother gorgeous shot, Ms. V. Is there anything you can't photograph well?!?!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

This is a very beautiful picture which reflects a great deal of serenity!

I'm amazed st such awesome places

Cheers

Rakesh
http://almostsunday.blogspot.com

tr3nta said...

Congratulations for the BFF award.

Nice captured ambient.

Peter said...

Alice was right in asking! It was worth to make the walk to the very end of the alley!

Bergson said...

I like this walk towards this very attractive bridge

Rambling Round said...

Looks like you are in the middle of some deep, deep woods. Nice way to end a hike.

Virginia said...

First of all thank you BLognote for that nice award!!! I will be over shortly to claim it.

And for all my French friends a big WHEW!! I went off to bed wondering-ha Yes it is a lovely walk but it is right in the middle of a neighborhood! I had to wait on cars to get by in order to take the photo. I does look like the deep dark woods I agree. ONe part is more secluded but that'a where the tree fell. I 'm off in a bit. I have my Ipod loaded with some new tunes and who knows what I find today!

Alice, conjugation of verbs? ohhhhh I don't know about that.

PJ said...

Good morning, Virginia! I can see why you love walking here. The stone bridge is wonderful and the light is perfect.

Dusty Lens said...

I'll call it pont du stone, I know very very little French. OK, a few words here and there. But this is a lovely bridge to view.

namaki said...

this is my first visit to your blog and I find it very interesting ! I am glad to discover your city !

JM said...

Lovely bridge, wonderful photo!

I just got this via e-mail and, although my blog is not about Lisbon, I thought sharing this with you might be a good idea, maybe you will enjoy it.
The city through the eyes of a dutch tourist: http://www.flowoflife.nl/re03f.htm

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful image, Virginia!
("Louis" thinks the translation works, too...)
;-)

Tanya said...

What a beauty!

jill said...

A wonderful sight V. You isolated the bridge very nicely.

babooshka said...

I'm one of those fast asleep when this was written. The colour of the stone is really rich in golden tones. Is it a local stone? This gorgoeus image actually looks like the arches we have under the road onto the beach.

nonizamboni said...

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing about the autumn walk. This is such a wonderful time of year. Happy Wednesday!

Chuck Pefley said...

And a lovely ending it is!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

There's also a famous French song: "Tout Le Pont Avignon" ... named after a bridge in the town of its namesake in the south of France. It actually looks sort of similar to your photo with the arches ... if I remember correctly.

Virginia said...

Raobert I just love it when you visit. You are a fountain of great and interesting information. Thanks for always giving us something to think about or learn!

marley said...

Hello Virginia, Lovely photo today, as always, and that is why I've given you an award! I see that Blognote has beaten me to it but I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your love of all things Parisian! I don't expect you to give out 10 awards as you have it twice but I hope you enjoy knowing your blog is loved :)

Virginia said...

Well Marley, I am touched! I am at a loss for words, and that doesn't happen often my friend! As much as I would love to add another 5 bloggers to the award, please give someone else that honor. How very nice of you!

Ming the Merciless said...

I am so excited for you about your trip. You will just have to find an internet cafe to post your activities in Paris.

Love the stone bridge photo. It has that calm feeling and I can hear the water flowing down the stream.

Virginia said...

Ming, I have fabulous news. My friend Karen is taking her laptop. I have even offered to schlep it in my tote bag! I will leave comments, not posts. I am not that savvy. And Ming. Eye on the ball.....what is Team NYC doing about Le Roi de CDP's impending visit????? Red carpet? Wine? How about the White Horse for the meeting bar? As I have said, when the great Eric Tenin shows up in the US of A, we need to look alive here.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" had to come back for a second look at this...
;-)

Virginia said...

Well Louis, make yourself at home!

GrandAnglais said...

Lovely image and the music matches it very well. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE AWARD, well deserved.

Carrie Hayes said...

This is an awesome bridge, very romantic shot.