Friday, April 27, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 148 - Paris


The Jardin des Plantes is a 24 hectare botanical garden in the Latin Quarter of Paris on the Left Bank.   It was first established in 1626 as a medicinal and herb garden for Louis X111, and has since expanded to include a wealth of attractions....


The  long tree-lined avenues and vistas are perfect for jogging, strolling or picnicking  - a lovely wide open space in the heart of Paris....


For more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday.....Enjoy!!

18 comments:

Malyss said...

I like the long lines of perspective here!

French Girl in Seattle said...

This aspiring photographer agrees with Malyss. Lovely shots of a lovely -and quite unique- Parisian garden, Catherine. When he was younger, my son loved visiting the old-fashioned zoo at the back of the park. Did you go? Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Ralph said...

It seems that the beauty of Paris was no accident - the wide boulevards and pathways were left with so much natural space beside them to allow for floral treats to welcome you into the city, and leave a soft au revoir as you leave. Beauty one will surely revisit again

Magical Mystical Teacher said...
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I wonder what people would think if I treated those shadows as a maze and began to walk round and round toward some imaginary centre?

Seeking Clarity—and Shadows

Kelly said...

These are nice Spring-like photos - lovely!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful network of shadows in your collage and love the bright joy of the flower beds! Lovely photos!

Martha Z said...

The wonderful shadows of trees not yet fully in leaf and the flowers are lovely. April in Paris!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous images!

Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2!
Luscious shadows. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Hope you'd come by and see my Shadows. Enjoy your weekend!

Paula Scott said...

Ooo, la la! There is something exquisite about being able to post images you've taken in Paris, isn't there?
Merci buckets for such wonderful shots!

A Cuban In London said...

There's a beatiful symmetry in that first photo that is hugely magnified by the shadow effect. I loved it.

Greetings from (a still very wet) London.

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely shots of the gardens!

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous place! The photos you took are lovely - great shadows as well!

John McElveen said...

I love the maze like look the shadows cast! Winding and intertwining!

Great shots!

John

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments this week - very much appreciated....

robin. said...

love the shadowy tree path!!! great shots catherine!!!

Peter Olson said...

Not easy to take some nice shadow shots when the weather was basically all shadow during your recent visit here! Well... you managed! :-)