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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
    8 years ago

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


  2. Judy MacMahon
    8 years ago

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


  3. genie – paris and beyond
    8 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
    8 years ago

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

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


  5. Bethany Untied
    8 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
    8 years ago

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


  7. Virginia Jones
    8 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
    8 years ago

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