Thursday, April 2, 2009

la belle heure

time has long ago stopped here, like in so many hidden corners of the Marais...
the branches will soon leaf out and obscure this lovely old weathered clock and the hours will be forgotten again in the spring sunshine...

[Rue Beautreillis & Rue des Lions Saint-Paul]]

3 comments:

Adam said...

This is cool - have you ever noticed how few clocks there are in France, and those that do exist no longer work!

This looks almost like one of those very early painted colour photos!

Gina V said...

Thanks, Adam...I walk by it almost everyday when I am in Paris and I always wonder when it too will disappear and end up at les puces, which is probably where all the other clocks have ended up!

[This shot was taken with an old SLR camera but after scanning it into my computer, I didn't have to fiddle with it at all...thanks to the serendipitous effects of Paris light!]

Peter said...

Yes, too many clocks are not working! There is a special old clock shop at Montmartre called ZUT, just below the Bateau Lavoir.

Yes, there are things that you will find only with good blogger eyes ... and during th winter months!