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Paris Rouge

Virginia Jones - 04/07/13 - www.MyFrenchLife.org

In 2008, shortly after I began ‘Paris Through My Lens‘, a photoblog of the city that j’adore, my readers noticed that my camera seemed to be drawn to all things red in Paris.  That began a little series I named ‘Paris Rouge’.

Since then, I have posted more than 50 images.  This summer I compiled many of my favorite images in a book that I published through Blurb, titled Paris Rouge Through My Lens.  I am pleased to be able to share some with you here on My French Life™.
The morning we arrived in Paris, January ’11, I opened the windows and spotted this lady coming down the street.  To get this shot, I had to stand on the window sill and lean out.
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The Palais Royal might just be one of my favorite spots in Paris to take photographs. On this rainy day, two delightful boys were having a grand time amongst the columns. I was thrilled that one had worn a red coat. I shot these from a long way off but I still caught that tongue!
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A wet, grey day in Montmartre was brightened by this lovely lady descending the stairs in her red coat. Merci Madame!

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Une Fleur Rouge. Cimetière St. Germain de Charonne, 20e (A red flower. St Germain de Charonne cemetery in the 20th arrondissement)

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I love Paris when it drizzles, especially at night. A long walk home last January provided me with this nice shot. The red taillights were perfect for my series!
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Deux Chaises Rouges (two red chairs) as seen from our apartment window.



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  1. Bethany Untied
    10 years ago

    So beautiful ! And reminds me (for obvious reasons) of the movie “Le voyage du ballon rouge.”


  2. Judy MacMahon
    10 years ago

    Virginia, your shots are magnificent… such talent! ahhh… Thank you so much for sharing.


  3. genie – paris and beyond
    10 years ago

    V, I am thrilled to see some of your Paris Rouge here and know that you have a treasure trove of rouge et bleu et jaune….

    So glad that you did not tumble out of that window on St. Roch getting the parapluie rouge!


  4. Laura Griffin
    10 years ago

    Magnificent photos indeed! Can’t wait to see more.

    And I didn’t realise there was a Birmingham USA.


  5. Bethany Untied
    10 years ago

    BTW Virginia- I went to grad school in Tuscaloosa, so I spent a fair amount of time in your city ! 🙂 Especially Five Points.


  6. Britt Aylen
    10 years ago

    Such beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing your book.


  7. Virginia Jones
    10 years ago

    Thank you all for your nice comments. I’m pleased that you have enjoyed my photographs.

    Bethany, I have many photos taken in Five Points. Maybe you’ll visit Birmingham again and give me a call!

    Laura, There’s also Birmingham Michigan, it’s a lot cooler up there!


  8. Guylaine Simone Gamble
    10 years ago

    J’adore vos photos …Paris est si belle en rouge!