Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Movie Set

At this moment it is snowing and raining at the same time and the sun is trying to peek out of the clouds. Most days in Paris you can experience many types of weather: a cloudy morning, a cold, rainy mid-day, a beautiful, sunny after noon, a warm evening... that is not out of the ordinary. Since most people walk everywhere in the city, it makes layering essential when you leave your house in the morning.

This rainy morning, on my way to French class I took a picture of the narrow building I referred to the other day. The building does expand into a triangle shape, but you can't see that from the picture I've taken. I think this picture looks like a movie set where there is only a facade of a structure; but I promise it's a real apartment building.

Update: In the 8 minutes it took to write this post, the weather has completely changed. The rain and snow have stopped. The sun is shining bright. I'm off to enjoy the rest of my day while it is nice out.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
2:00 PM



Wow - you take some amazing photos!! Love this one. And the weather is exactly the same over here in Ivry. Could not believe the rain and snow just a little while ago and now it is blue skies and sunshine!! Go figure!

# posted by Pat : 2:23 PM  

Goodness! It looks like it is barely standing yet I know it must be an old building. Nice shot of the revealing side of it. Well, some lucky dwellers get light on front and back (apparently). Makes a good backdrop in a movie too.
Thanks for sharing, Terry in SF

# posted by Anonymous : 3:10 PM  

I saw a building like that in Vancouver, BC Canada. The difference was that on the small end, there were these beautiful open balconies(?sp)on every level. I was there in the early summer so they were filled with beautiful flowers cascading over the sides.
Thanks for the flash back.

# posted by BohemianMama : 6:25 PM  

I was running for a bus, not far from the Seine, and within one short block it started to rain lightly, rained harder, then suddenly I was hit by an incredible blast of wind. I got onto the bus exhausted and soaked. I got off two stops later--it was snowing. I walked around the corner and the sun came out, shining so brightly I wished I had my sunglasses!

# posted by Lisa : 8:18 PM  

Do you suppose they sleep on Murphy beds in these appartments? Great photo!

# posted by Louise : 9:29 PM  

Lovely photo! AND, you have Oklahoma weather! That bone chilling wind is what gets me every time. I don't mind the cold, but the wind...


# posted by Carrie : 4:30 AM  

oh, is this in the 5th? If it isn't, there's one in the 5th just like it, used to walk past it all the time, and it'd get me too!!

# posted by Nyx : 1:40 PM  

ps, the exact same thing happened to me re the weather, in fact I was trying to work the weather into a blog post, but my snow comments were completely null and void by the time I fininshed, and then I decided it was a boring post anyway, so I gave up!

# posted by Nyx : 1:42 PM  

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