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N 18 B 267 C 5 E Apr 1, 2012 F Apr 21, 2017
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After winter's rains, the redwood forests feel so full of life! The sorrel on the forest floor, the spicy smell of redwood bark, leaves, mushrooms, moss, ferns....and the rich moist earth nourish the senses and clear the mind. It's a special moment, too, when the late afternoon sunlight pours in for a few minutes, adding a magical glow to the scene. Often the Northern California redwoods are shrouded in shade by their giant height, or by coastal fog, but not the day I happened to be there. For a few moments the forest was golden.

Tags:   forest stream woods california California Montgomery Woods sorrel creek sunlight path redwoods www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography

N 15 B 402 C 7 E Feb 14, 2007 F Apr 12, 2017
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On my way to visit Notre Dame it started to rain. Out came the umbrellas, out came my camera! I found a spot where the trees spoke to me of symmetry and beauty, then waited for people to fill the stage. There were several different groups that came and went .... large groups in a hurry ........Then for a very short and special moment the scene quieted down and only these three passersby appeared. Two of them stopped for a while to enjoy watching the Seine below. They were moving very slowly and enjoying, like I was, the soft gentle rain on a peaceful Paris afternoon in this little garden right next to the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame.
Another version, in square format is here: www.flickr.com/photos/44548980@N00/450788089/in/photostream/

En francais, il y a ici de l'information au sujet de ce petit jardin.
ecrits-vains.com/ballades/balade10/balade10.htm balades de Paris:
Square Jean XXIII ( ou square de l’Archevêché) A l’origine, il se trouvait entre le chevet de Notre-Dame et l’actuelle fontaine une église appelée St-Denis-du-Pas (où la tradition situe le supplice de Saint-Denis et de ses compagnons, on parle de supplice du gril !). Le square actuel date de 1837. A l’emplacement de la fontaine qui est l’œuvre de Vigoureux, en faux gothique, se trouvait la rue de l’Abreuvoir où vécut Boileau ; il y mourut en 1711 à 75 ans.....

Tags:   Paris France garden trees rain umbrellas Place de L'Archeveque Winter people patterns peaceful Rita Crane Photography www.ritacranestudio.com Ile de la Cite' Square Jean XXIII 75004

N 31 B 776 C 9 E Feb 17, 2007 F Mar 19, 2017
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A detail of the East facade of this magnificent cathedral showing the flying buttresses and apse. Notre Dame is one of my favorite places of Paris. When I lived there years ago I used to go inside regularly and sit down to enjoy the cool darkness and the deeply nourishing atmosphere and quiet. Here is some information about Notre Dame: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_de_Paris . Et en francais: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cath%C3%A9drale_Notre-Dame_de_Paris

Tags:   Notre Dame de Paris Ile de la Cite France Paris architecture flying buttresses blue hour www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography cathedral night night photography twilight Gothic architecture East view of Notre Dame View of apse

N 24 B 469 C 8 E Feb 12, 2007 F Mar 10, 2017
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A quiet moment on a rainy winter evening, by this usually very busy intersection of the Latin Quarter. Some history of this special corner location in my comments below. Here is their website: www.le-buci.com/index.htm

Tags:   Paris Paris architecture Paris Cafe Paris 75006 Cafe Le Buci Quartier Latin Left Bank historic intersection Wall of Philippe Auguste history evening rain www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography dusk twilight reflection lights

N 22 B 545 C 10 E Feb 16, 2007 F Mar 3, 2017
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(Click on the photo to better see the details.) A glimpse of Paris .... an afternoon at the Louvre. Imagine that this entire area was filled for centuries with medieval houses until the urban renewal project of Haussman, under Louis Napoleon, had them demolished to create an open space. Wonderful history and excellent images that show how this monumental building developed over the centuries, from a fortress to a palace to a museum: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace

Tags:   Paris Paris architecture Louvre winter visitors afternoon Architecture France Ile de France museum history art palace www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Arc du Carousel tourists people


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