Friday, October 28, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 125 - Nice


















Summer is drawing to a close here on the Riviera, the beaches are closing down, and the shadows are getting longer and longer as Autumn looms large.....


















Here are the shadows being cast by rollerbladers, skaters, cyclists, flaneurs, joggers and strollers on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice last weekend under these fabulously moody and atmospheric skies....


















The muted greys, pale blues, and monochromes are vastly different from the vibrant azures and cobalts of summer...


















But I am thoroughly enjoying seeing the turn of the seasons here, and Autumn I think will be just as fabulous as the height of summer...


















For more shadow shots from around the world, click here for Tracey's Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

25 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. How I wish I were back in Nice right now! I experienced summer there in August. Now, thanks to you, I can see the city changing as it heads towards the fall. Merci et bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

louciao said...

People dancing with their shadows. Dreamy. Lovely light. Painterly skies. I see you're adapting "nice-ly".

Fly Girl said...

Gorgeous pix, heartbreaking info. They actually close the beaches? Doesn't it stay warm all year round? I need something to sustain me, even the thought of you basking in the sun, to sustain me through a cold Chicago winter.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Love people dancing with their shadows and how lovely it is! Terrific shadow shots -- terrific shots, period!! I love them all, Catherine! I can tell you are SO enjoying your new home! Have another wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Ms. Becky said...

what an exotic place. I love your shadow shots, and the cloud collage. the summer season must be very long there. happy SSS to you.

Riet said...

Absolutely beautiful. Stunning shadows

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I remember Nice and Cannes when I was there
many years ago. I wonder if you will visit the prison of the Man in the Iron Mask?!!! What an interesting life you live!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful parade of shadows through the seasons! It seems the people are almost like puppets shadow dancing! Your world is so beautiful!

Kay L. Davies said...

You are still the reigning queen of the shadow shot, Catherine. I think you could retain the title no matter where you live.
I loved seeing the skies responsible for all those nice long shadows.
Laughed at the pun in Louciao's comment.
How can a beach be closed? Isn't a beach just the edge of the sea? Closed to swimming, I can understand, but closed-closed? Interesting.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ralph said...

The autumnal shadows may indeed be getting longer, but the beauty of the Riviera stays beautiful in all seasons. This looks as glorious as can be, and probably more cool than cold. With such gorgeous views of the sea nearby, no need to go anywhere warmer in the winter!

MyMaracas said...

I can't imagine any season there being less than perfection. Your dancing shadows are a delight.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Long shadows, short days--the seasons change and, alas, so do we...

SHADOW SHOW

Shadows creeping through the land,
Shadows dark on every hand—
If they should begin to glow,
You had better run, you know!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

Coloradolady said...

These are beautiful shots. What a fantastic place you live!! I love the header picture, the view from your apartment, how lovely!! I love Mexico, wish I lived there too!!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great collage of shadows! People watching takes on new meaning! lol
Love those skies - the clouds are gorgeous!
Happy Hallowe'en! (Do they celebrate that there at all??)

Cassie said...

All your shots are out of this world!! Just wonderful. And the sky. Oh wow. Amazing. Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

I love the way the shadows form a design in your mosaics. Very graphic looking. And those skies-amazing!

Lesley said...

It would be exciting to see such a dramatic transformation in your city with the change in seasons.
Love those long shadows!

Kelly said...

Lots of nice, long shadows! Looks warm, too.

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous photos. How I wish summer was just ending here, as we head into winter!!

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the comments this week - much appreciated - never fear only the private sections of the beaches with all the set up sun loungers and umbrellas have closed down - the beaches are still open to the public for walking, sitting and swimming....

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely long shadows,...

Paula Scott said...

What incredible collages! You always find lots and lots of great shadows and present them in a very dramatic way! Lovely...

Peter said...

Autumn and spring are certainly the best seasons down there! Enjoy!!

Jilly said...

OOOh I love your shadows. Beautiful Catherine.

You'll find your blog is mentioned on a A Touch of Garlic today...

> http://www.atasteofgarlic.com/that-was-the-week/that-was-the-week-69/

Scroll down to read about it!

Catherine said...

thanks for the recommendation Jilly for A Taste of Garlic - I hdn't come across this one before and am only just beginning to realise how many blogs there are in France....look forward to discovering a whole lot more!!