Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fountain at the Place de la Concorde

I'm trying to get my photos sorted (somewhat) on Picasa, and decided one of my problems is all the older photos that I haven't posted to my blog yet. So here we go back in time to the first of June with glorious sunshine. This is the fountain at the Place de la Concorde, very close to Cleopatra's Needle.


Don't ask me why, but I do seem to take a lot of lamppost pics. This one is certainly all dolled up:


Personally, I prefer this plainer lamppost which shows its age.

I had a great day today. Crafty Rachel came over to play and we almost got the baby quilt she's working on finished. And that was despite Pokey's rolling around on the quilt for attention. By the way, Rachel does great blog posts on historical aspects of Paris, with some wonderful photos and pictures.

Dawn at Quilts and Pieces is doing her own version of a halloween bouquet and it's marvelous fun.

The Halloween link for today is another papier mache artist, Jorge de Rojas of HoHoHalloween. Just on that opening page I love the black cat with a top hat and monocle. And take a look at the teapots - very inventive.

9 comments:

anne bebbington said...

With lamp-posts as stunning as yours who could resist getting out the camera?

Anonymous said...

Tonya, I'm thinking that you should put the idea of doing a series of long, narrow, quilts about all the lamp posts of paris.

Think of all the ways you could use these beautiful images. There are a lot more ways than printing on fabric. I know you have the skill.

Put the idea in the back of your mind. thelma

YankeeQuilter said...

I find that I take a lot of pictures of doors and gates? I wonder what that means?! I really like these Halloween links you have been posting. Sooo tempting.

Dawn said...

Why are all those lampposts, fountains and things over there sooo cool! Gosh I just love this stuff.

Patti said...

Reading your blog is like taking a long tour - first of Egypt an now of Paris. I feel like I've really been to the same places because your pictures are so marvelous.

It's fun seeing all your students' work as they post them to their blogs. Must give you great satisfaction. Your wonky letters are so marvelous. I'm going to stick to appliqué letters, but now I've gotten brave enough to just freehand cut them from fabric without freehand cutting freezer paper first. At least for the more simple letters! Lots of fun and wonky in their own way. Good thing - you've really sold me on letters on quilts!

cher said...

fun lampposts...I continue to enjoy seeing the various decorations used on them-so much imagination! great links...

atet said...

Mmmmmnnnn...Paris...thanks :0)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Seriously worried about the lamp post fixation!!! lol Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What would Freud say?