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…



21 thoughts on “Sumptuous Paris

  1. Ian Warburton

    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

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      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.

  2. Robyn Varpins

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

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      They are actually elegant Perthiennes but you’d never know it. Marissa lives in London and Alicia lives in Sydney. I liked Alicia’s ‘galah’ colours that day.

  3. John Z

    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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