Monday, May 17, 2010

Unexpected Reflection

I saw this beautiful painting in a gallery window in Saint Germain.
The reflection of the window also captured
the shuttered building across the street,
but I still like it.   

What do you think? 
I think I need photography lessons!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!
Mimi Bleu


Melanie's Randomness said...

Woa that looks beautiful!! It's great how life makes things more pretty without even knowing it!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Yes,my dear Mimi...this is indeed so beautiful!!!-)*
And truly...just a magical:-)*
Realy awesome inspirational photo...

My love and shining hugs for you,my sweetheart Mimi!-)))*

Splenderosa said...

Oh how I love the large canvas. Very Rubinesque. I always imagine what the subject did each day, how they lived. A definite yes, Mimi

Jules said...

It is very neat having the reflection in the photo. There's also one of you holding your camera!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
I think you have a natural "eye" for photography! I love this picture! And you took it in one of my favorite parts of the city!

Wishing you a wonderful day!!


Enzie Shahmiri said...

It's beautiful!

Nishant said...

Wow!!!! that looks beautiful!!
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Unknown said...

I love this photo. Serendipity at it's best. Bravo!

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

I think your photo is another work of art! Kim

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

That is lovely! Really Lovely!
I have one kind of like that from Paris-- I took a photo of a new glass walled building but the only thing you can see on the glass in the old building across the street. It's so cool

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I think that's a super cool image! And I would love to take photography lessons!

Unknown said...

ooh how beautiful! it's very dreamlike seeing the painting with the street reflection...or like a ghost! i love it!
xox alison

Francy said...

I love it! The reflection is wonderful!

Chicago Chic said...

Oh how gorgeous, Love. The reflection makes the image dreamy and adds a new element, I love it! The painting itself looks simply stunning.

Wishing you love and sunshine in beautiful Paris today my friend!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, This is a beautiful photo. Serendipity at it's ultimate best!

My Passport to Style said...

Great images so dream like! Do pop over and check out my interview with celebrity Jewellery designer Sabine Roemer,she is amazing! Sharon xx

Madelief said...

Hi Mimi,

It has turned into a very special photo!

Lieve groet, Madelief

bikim said...

no! please no lessons!?!?! love the reflection! gorgoeus! what a pic!!! perfect for a framing! can i use it?!
have a sunny day Mimi!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Mimi! I LOVE IT! It has a ghostly air about it, as if this woman from the past is looking over the hustle and bustle of her city! Oh, I am the one who needs photography assistance! I can't take a good picture to save my life!!!

BISOUS and have a fabulous week! Anita

Paris Pastry said...

But I love your photography!! And I always love reflections in the window; it makes you see new things that you've might have not noticed up until then. Have a lovely week!

♥ Daniëlle

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Mimi,
You don't need any lessons. It's fantastic. It's a beautiful painting but, it is also a reflection of the beautiful shutters that just say 'France'. I love it. It is artistic and offers so much more than an ordinary image.
Have a wonderful week and take some more photographs!! XXXX

Flaviana said...

Dear Mimi
the photo couldn't have looked more alluring if you tried ! I love it!
and.. I'd love to take photography lessons with you ..pity you don't need any!
love, Flaviana

Barbara von Enger said...

That is a painterly play of shadow, light and reflection. This image is so beautifully captured. We can work on our photography skills together in Paris:-)

Jonny J Petros said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! It looks lik a mural painted on the building . Sincerely Jonny

Kimmy said...

Bonjour Mimi,
I think it is hauntingly beautiful. There seems to be numerous depths to this photo, exquisite!
P.S. You do not need photography lessons, cheers!

GwendolynKay said...

2 lovely images in one photo. You did a great job!

Laura said...

I think it's ethereal and I love it!

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautifully done!


Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I love the photo, and I think you maybe need to give lessons instead of take them.

PCovi said...


Anonymous said...

Wow...advance accident?! Very evocative...ethereal. I'm glad you have the "eye" to recognize beauty when you see it. Thanks! Trish

Heather said...

Wow, that really is gorgeous!

I happened upon your blog, and I just love it! I'm a new follower! :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous capture! Have a sweet day!

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a beautiful capture! so romantic and sublime!
forgot to tell you: i'm going to paris next month! i will spend only one day and then go for a wedding to champagne but i just can't wait for it! so excited!
wish you a sweet day,

flwrjane said...

I think everybody likes it. What do you think?

Unexpected beauty, my favorite!

Magdalena said...

This is such a gorgeous reflection. Pure magic.
Have a nice day

koralee said...

So beautiful my friend!!!! What a good eye you have. Hugs for a great week. xo

Carole Poirot said...

That's just beautiful, I love those kind of "accidental" finds... as it says on the top of my blog "For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day" How many people would not have seen it the way you have? Big Compliment! Love from London x

vicki archer said...

Mimi, I love your photograph.. it is actually quite beautiful, xv.

its simple love said...

Oh I love this. You have a great eye for photography there is no doubt.


Priya Parmar said...

i love it as it is! no lesson required!

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Non, Mimi this is very beautiful, I do not think you need any lessons with your flair. My last time in Paris was 2007, I do not know if or when I will be there again, so in the mean time I am enjoying your blog.

Unknown said...

It is almost saying "beauty is forever". :-) What a beautiful post and I absolutely love the fact that you live your life noticing beauty around.:-)
Mimi, thank you for the wonderful words under my Atelier post. I have put so much effort into it and appreciate every compliment!:-)I would absolutely love to have you as my guest any day!:-)Iwe will talk about hats, of course, and I would treat you to a spectacular cup of coffee (or tea):-))) Hoping you have a wonderful week.

Janean said...

it made the painting current! i like that... a woman can be classically beautiful in today's world. yay!

myletterstoemily said...

how romantic and prophetic.

it made me think of the ways i am
shadowing my presence places
heedlessly. what kind of reflection
do i cast?

Catherine said...

Hi Mimi! wonderful picture,nice reflection. Lovely weather in Paris and in Normandy! have a nice week

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I think it is a wonderful photo.. :-)

Yes hubby and I had a fun few hours.. and such a cute glasses case, Hubby said it was just there for me, as he knows I love Paris ♥

desde my ventana said...

Hi Mimi,
Your photo is fantastic

Henley on the Horn said...

How gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

That is just lovely! It's almost ghostly, very beautiful.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Mimi,
What a beautiful image and no you do not need photography lessons. This photo is magnificent!!


Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Un moment de beauté saisi sur le vif!
Bravo! You've got a good eye ;O)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu have been MIA- I miss you!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I like the photo as it is! I love the fact that it reflects the building opposite. I see it as a very clever picture.
Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonsoir ma belle amie! Thank you sweet Mimi, for coming to my little mini post! My momma was so cute and as a little girl, she was a pistol! Like her, I was very determined, loud of voice and crowned with a head of black hair that wouldn't quite!!!!

Happy weekend ma belle, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle amie! Thank you precious one for visiting and for the compliments! I was honored and forever will be honored to play a small but important part in young people's lives. To think that throughout their career, I will be amongst many others that will pave an important path for them. WOW!

And how are you lovely one?


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
I keep coming back to this photo because it makes me think so much of the street where we stayed!

Things are going well here (thank you so much for checking!). I would love to have pastries with you the next time we come to Paris. (Things are strange in our world right now and sometimes the only thing that brings us joy is to say "when" and not "if") Also, I would love to see pictures of any of the patisseries you would visit! I hope I can continue to inspire you with thoughts of places to go!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend in our favorite city!



Unknown said...

Dear Mimi
your picture is beatiful!!!
reflextion ghives to the picture
an interesting Allure!!!
Good we

YES I painted Hidrangea,
I am decorator and stylist.


Mary Ann said...

i saw your blog via inspired designs and you just caught me on your 'ooh lala'! your blog is fun and inspiring...i am your new follower! verbena cottage

Taste of Beirut said...

J'adore cette photo!

Burlap Luxe said...

Mimi you are a doll, yes I too would LOVE!! to meet up with you as well. Thank you for stopping by, I am working on my new art post for tonight :) Eeeeh! having to always be creative is a passionate part of me, yet getting the focus is that hard task!

I just love your creative European site. I will be back to fall in love with everything.

meg said...

I love this photo!! Well done, you! So romantic mixed with practical. Can't get enough! xx