Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 138 - Old Town, Nice


I was going to limit myself this weekend to posting just for Weekend Reflections (my first attempt), but obviously I soon discovered that I could not forsake Shadow Shot Sunday even for one week! I have been away all week in The Hague for a MUN conference with students, so this one is from the summer archives of the picturesque Old Town in Nice.....


I wouldn't dream of taking photos of my own washing, but other peoples' is always so much more photogenic and picturesque don't you think?? So enjoy both Weekend Reflections and Shadow Shot Sunday this weekend!!

23 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Love these shots!!!! Mickie :)

Ralph said...

These old buildings are great! The look of the past is what I see, these structures are built up and down hills. I really like the shutters that actually shut the light out. Nothing like this looks nor is built like this anymore, we feel as if we have gone far back in time...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, you're just like me! Whenever I go to Mexico, I watch for the washing and snap, snap, snap!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I did the same thing when I lived in Mexico!! Love your shots for the day, Catherine! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

I love the curious shadows in the top shot, wondering what is making them!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Catherine and thank you for stopping by my blog : )
You were in the Hague, Netherlands?
We lived in the Netherlands for 4 years and seeing the washing in all sorts of drying/airing manners was a hoot for us too.
I love the architecture there and Belgium .. beautiful places indeed and great shadow shot !
Joy

sarayutouched said...

i love the randomness to the windows. the laundry adds to the wonderful color and shadows. thanks for not skipping out this week.

Scrappy Grams said...

certainly it's more colorful than mine!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

haha! you got that right :) Our luck, all of that laundry would be flying off of the railing and we'd be huffing it down 3-4 flights to grab it ~ lol!
Love that first picture of the stair stepping shadows from window to window ~ looks lovely!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating, shapely washing shadows on those colourful old walls! And the shutters add so much character! But my favourite is the first photo with the odd collection of just shadows!

Paula Scott said...

Always love the offering of shots here! My 21 year old niece is off to Japan next week for at least of year there of teaching English! Which made me think of you and your adventures around the world.

Valerie said...

Fascinating colourful images Catherine, but most of all I love your header! During a 3 month tour of Europe MANY years ago, during which we had a fleeting visit to Monaco. Fascinated by the pink palace of Prince Rainier and family! I'd love to see it again now, as one looks at the world differently through 21 year old eyes! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments.

Riet said...

LOve those buildings. Great shadow shots

chubskulit said...

Awesome captures.

In behalf of Gemma and Magical Mystical Teacher, I thank you for playing Shadow Shot Sunday 2. - Rose

Shadows by the Beach, come and see.

louciao said...

So refreshingly European to these Canadian eyes. Some places in the Vancouver area prohibit the hanging of laundry on balconies or even in yards. Like you, I find other people's clean laundry on a line much more intriguing than my own. Those pastel colours in your photos really play up the contrasting, dancing shadows.

Rohit Sareen said...

very creatively shot...i like how the shadows join the windows...very nice indeed!

also, i'd really appreciate if you could contribute for Saturday Sareenity.

have a great weekend,
cheers!

Sivinden said...

Great shots of interesting - and very charming house facades. Like:)

Eden said...

Fantastic shadows. Great shots.

Catherine said...

thanks everyone for such a wonderful set of comments this week...

LV said...

I am not one for hanging my laundry for the world to see. However, in some areas, you have no choice. There is plenty to see here.

James said...

Magnifique! One of favorite bloggers lives in Nice and I love seeing photos from there. Great shots!

Malyss said...

So true! I would not even think to picture my own washing, and i'm not sure i'd like someone else to picture it! BUT: it makes great pictures! :o)
Welcome back home! I hope you had a nicce time in LaHague

Japy said...

Beautiful buildings. they have a lot of charm. Greetings.