Sumptuous Paris

I take photos to make drawings from.  But not always.  These ten photos don’t require reinterpretation as drawings.  They are happy just to remain photos – celebrating a city with more than its share of visual romance; sumptuous Paris.

La Conciergerie with reflections on the Seine pre-dawn.

Jardin des Tuileries

The view from the steps of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur in the late afternoon.

Ravens being fed at Parc des Buttes Chaumont on a benign autumn Saturday.

The joys of coffee and pastries from a shop such as this! (My daughter, Alicia and her friend, Marissa.)

Melt-in-the-mouth cakes within, elegant architecture without – appreciated simultaneously.

Stunning floral display at Jardin du Luxembourg.

From inside one of the art galleries at Centre Georges Pompidou, looking across from Notre Dame to Pantheon.

A view of Les Halles (St Eustache on the right) from Centre Georges Pompidou.

Construction and constructing…



About juliepodstolski

I am a realist artist who works in coloured pencils.
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21 Responses to Sumptuous Paris

  1. Tina Walsh says:

    Wonderful photos Julie. Thank you Tina.

  2. Enjoyed all of them! The lighting on the clouds in “The view from the steps of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur in the late afternoon” is so delicate and beautiful.

  3. fuzzydragons says:

    great photos 🙂

    I hope to go one day, maybe after uni 🙂

  4. Dixie Stovern says:

    Such beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.

  5. rhodjoy says:

    Wonderful trip and photos Julie, absolutely delightful.

  6. Absolutely amazing photos Julie. My wife and i stayed in Paris ‘en hiver’ 3 years ago. Beautiful, romantic city full of character and architecture that is ‘incroyable’.
    Ian Warburton

    • Ahh – “Paris en hiver” – that is what I named my 2012 exhibition of Paris drawings. My hiver sure was cold though – December 2010 when there was lots of snow which created transport chaos in Europe and UK.

  7. Robyn Varpins says:

    My favorite is the raven photo because of the delicious variety of colours in the trees. Magnificent, thank you.

  8. xanderest says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures , Julie.

    Love, Judy R.

  9. Ah Paris! It never fades in its pull. Alicia and her friend look like true elegant Parisiennes!

  10. John Z says:

    Hi Julie. I am envious of your travels. Some day maybe, when I am retired. Your montage was very refreshing and an enjoyable trip – thank you!

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