Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Theme Day - GLASS




As I am famous for, I used my really best "glass" photos a few weeks back,  so I have been scrambling for something for today's City Daily Photo Theme Day.  I regret that this entry is not from Birmingham, but that's how it goes.   Welcome to the  Museé Carnavalet in Paris' Marais district.  A beautiful place that you should put on your "to do"  list if you ever get lucky enough to visit Paris.  I took a lot of photos through this unusual window,  and I am giving you two different shots so that you get the feel.  It overlooks the gorgeous rose garden.  I think this might be my favorite window in Paris.

City Daily Photo bloggers around the world are sharing their interpretation of GLASS!
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LATE BREAKING WEATHER!!!
Well look what happened in Birmingham overnight!  This happens every few years - a very late snowfall when we THINK spring is here.  Enjoy these images I captured this morning.  It's still snowing and baby it's COLD outside!!!!

PS, Come back tomorrow for more. I've been jealous all winter of all your fabulous snow photos, I'm going to milk this one for all it's worth!

This is Chez Virginia!

My neighbor's yard. 



10:00 a.m. and it's snowing again like crazy!!

38 comments:

angela said...

Both shots are lovely, the window is certainly unusual but I think I prefer the second. The distortions are amazing.

Bibi said...

I recognized this window immediately! Last year I took in the Benjamin Franklin in Paris exhibit there,and remember this window!

Katie said...

Beautiful photos and a great way to highlight the glass theme, and Paris! I love the Carnavalet (my cousin used to work there!), especially the courtyard. These photos will definitely make people want to visit!

Jilly said...

Oh beautiful. Perfect for today - and what a beautiful place and shot. Happy Theme Day, Virginia.

Thérèse said...

We certainly do get the feel Virginia. For each cell a different view.

cieldequimper said...

Mais oui! I thought I knew the place! Très jolies photos!

JM said...

This is a fantastic window with the most beautiful background! It's a great choice for today theme, well done!

PJ said...

I love the window, especially for the craftmanship that went into it.

Bundle up, Virginia! It is COLD today in Pensacola so I know you're feeling it up there in Birmingham. All my toasty clothes for church today. I hope they've heated up the sanctuary, it's freezing on a mild day since the new parish budget was approved.

Virginia said...

PJ, No church pour moi! It's a nice accumulation but the streets don't look bad, but it's so hilly here, I'll stay put. Check back. I"m going out and get a few pics and post quickly!
V

Babooshka said...

I instinctively knew this one was from Your Paris collection. Abosutley fine by me.Unusual design. What I like is within certain circles there are complete images, windows within windows. Accident or design? Ilike the wndow, it reminds me of a wine rack,a t its is Paris afterall.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful photo for the theme day. Luckily our small smattering of snow is now melting, but it's still cold. I didn't believe the forecasts. I just hope my garden doesn't wilt. :(

Dusty Lens said...

Pretty glass image. you'll have to point us to find this in Paris. And about that snow.

Since you are unwilling to share your sunny warm days with us; we decided to share our snowy cold days with you! ;)

alice said...

Oh oh, I don't think it's snowing in Paris today! This weather is amazing! But a good opportunity for some photos, isn't it Virginia? ;-))

Carrie Hayes said...

I love that window also, great shot! Im glad you finally got some snow:)

Vivian said...

Hi there! First time visiting your blog and I am glad I did. You have a great eye for photography. Both photos of the window are good but I really like the first one. I love the way the buildings look through the glass. Makes the whole photo look like a painting. btw, can anyone join in on the glass photos of the dailys?

Mary said...

BHM blanketed in the dreaded white stuff, how fun! My job at Delta was challenging last night as folks got the news that their ATL flights were cancelled...what a mess!
Enjoy the beauty chere VA...bet the cemeteries are gorgeous with a white blanket!!!
xx,
M

jb said...

That's the problem with these peripatetic people - spoiled for choice.
And here you are - boasting about spring flowers in December and similar Walter Mitty-isms and now this!

Laurie said...

Yippee! Snow!

I can't wait to see the rest of your frosty pictures. Beautiful, V. (Though I feel sorry for that poor little rose in your banner shot!)

Harriet said...

As you know, I love that first photo of the window looking into the garden at the Carnavalet.

You said that neige was one of your favorite words in French. How nice that you can share your snow with us. I don't think the snow is going to make it to Charleston. Quel dommage!

PJ said...

I would have stayed home myself, people in Minnesota can't even drive right after the first snow. I hope you have lots of hot chocolate and marshmallows and a good book to read. And heat, lots of heat.

Snapper said...

Has your neighbour seen this photo? It's gorgeous. Stay warm!

FireLight said...

Finally, THERE & HERE are the snows of yesteryear! Such an exquisite building for your project...but I am more drawn to your house wrapped in snow! You know how enchanted we Southern children are when it comes to our snow! I have had to take a morning drive about the lovliest village...and Samford Park could have doubled for Central Park with all the bundled kids and prancing dogs and proudly sculpted snowmen! It was quite a scene!

Maya said...

Wow! I don't know where to start! The glass shots? The snow shots? The new banner shot? All amazing!

Have fun in the snow!

valeria said...

I prefer the first one, it's absolutely stunning! And it's something I missed in Paris...I must go back and see!!!

Snow can be so beautiful and seen through your lens it is so romantic. You live in such a beautiful place!

Virginia said...

FIre Light,
I have never seen Auburn blanketed in snow. I"ll bet Samford Hall was gorgeous!!!!

More shots to come. I have a lot to share. I understand if you folks who live in the "North Pole" don't feel like gushing about snow since you've had your fill, but please indulge the southerners for a few days. Oh, and the best part????? We didn't lose power!!!!
V

D said...

Yipee, yea! I knew you'd have great snow photos. It was so pretty. Sadly, it has all melted now, but it was great while it lasted!

marley said...

Firstly - Glass. Beautiful photo. i like the look of it.

Secondly - Snow. Yay! You milk it as much as you like, we all have! Lol! I'll be back tomorrow to see more :)

Kim said...

OOoo, roses in the snow. Keep warm, my dear! They've been reporting on the storm on NPR here. Hope you are enjoying a warm cuppa something. I love your snow shots, and my fave is the iron fencing--so beautiful. And no apology needed for showing us that wonderfully framed Paris view through the round glass panes! That's a big treat.
Okay, is it just the power of suggestion as I'm sitting here with your snow shots on screen and reaching for my sweater? :-)
Enjoy your wonderland,
-Kim

Virginia said...

Actually it's a red camellia. I'm sitting here at my computer on the front and can see them on my neighbor's bush. The sun is out, the snow is melting and it likes those gorgeous red blooms made it through!

Katie said...

I just read about the snow in Alabama and immediately stopped by because I knew you'd have photos of the snow! I hope you got out and took lots and lots of photos. I can't wait to see more tomorrow! here's to it all melting quickly and none of your beautiful plants being any worse for wear. Stay warm!

Marie-Noyale said...

So sad to see those gorgeous camelias , snow powdered!!!
Your storm just started here an hour ago...
Thank God I can peep through the glass at the Carnavalet Museum.

FireLight said...

Yeah, Virginia! We still have power as well, though a few places took some destruclive blows from a tornado yesterday. And guess what...NO SCHOOL for my system...this kid is sleeping late! Then I am looking here for more snow pictures of The Ham (my son's affectionate name for the Magic City).

Ken Mac said...

all those circles...like op art almost!

Bob Crowe said...

Yeah, I've been hearing about your blizzard all day on NPR. So much for the magnolias, eh? I don't know, maybe it will build character.

And, um, what's wrong with a picture of Paris? The Marias is charming as can be. The window's design reminds be of another form of glass - it looks like a wine rack viewed from the side. We should each go pour another glass. (Sorry about the pun.)

Virginia said...

I think our flowers are OK. It was all gone by 5 this afternoon. TOnight? I hear below freezing but we'll see. We have these late winter snows and the flowers seem to do OK! Fun while it lasted.
V

Bob, behave in DC. We have contacts you know. Oh and be sure and take some photos while you're there. Don't forget that camera!

Petrea said...

I love that ancient, wavy glass. Great snowy pictures, too! Peeking into your yard reminds me of my youth in Illinois.

Judy - So California said...

Whoa......sorry I am late....I've taken the suggestion to go pour another....and another.....oh - did I misunderstand? Virgiinia - your house looks beautiful all "dressed up". Love the glass pictures too - I think we all give you permission to take us to Paris ANY TIME...ANY TIME

Cergie said...

The picture at the bottom and the one in the middle with bird houses and the bench are gorgeous. At the same time they are frosted and so warm. It must be so fine to be in these low houses under a snowy roof(the one for human and the one for bird)