Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sunday, closed

Sunday morning in Boundary Street, Paddington. Under the bright sun the street is as empty as can be, and the Dry Cleaners closed. Where's everybody ? At the beach or doing some Christmas shopping in the shopping centres, which of course will be open all day today. I personally enjoy this quiet moment of solitude and the graphic composition created by the shop's bright colours and the diagonal shadow.

Dimanche matin dans Boundary Street à Paddington. Sous le soleil brûlant la rue est parfaitement vide et le pressing est fermé. Où est la foule ? A la plage ou en train de faire des courses de Noël dans les centres commerciaux qui bien sûr sont ouverts toute la journée aujourd'hui . Moi j'apprécie ce paisible moment de solitude, les couleurs vives du magasin et la composition graphique créée par cette ombre transversale .

9 comments:

denton said...

Here we have what are called "blue laws" which regulate what stores can be open on Sunday. I will have to look up the origins of the name.

photowannabe said...

We had "blue laws" back in the 50's but now everything is open all the time.
Nice colorful photo. i like the diagonal too.

Faye Pekas said...

It seems strange to read the words "at the beach" and "Christmas shopping" in the same sentence :)

Olivier said...

tres reussie ta photo, elle a du charme. j'aime beaucoup. il est bete qu'en France, les grands centres commerciaux tuent le petit commerce.


very succeeded your photograph, it has charm. I like much. it is stupid that in France, the great shopping centres kill the small trade.

Pod said...

yes i was at the beach today. beautiful! phew! i like the colours miss nathalie, and the shadows. hope you got some sun!

alice said...

Entre la plage et s'enfermer dans les centres commerciaux...le choix est cruel! Bon dimanche!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

When I lived in Louisiana, they had blue laws too -- no alcohols sold after 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday. The don't want people showing up to church drunk. :-)

In NYC, the have banned smoking in clubs, bars and restaurants; and last month, the banned all trans fat from restaurant menus.

Cergie said...

Oui, tu as raison, cette façade avec ces couleurs primaires donne une impression de quiétude, avec cette belle ombre oblique qui la caresse
C'est bien d'avoir des yeux pour voir les belles choses simples qui t'entourent

Je vais faire un lien vers ton blog, je te mettrais dans le milieu pour laisser hyp et fa à la fin, car j'ai bien aimé terminer ma liste par ces deux noms très courts

Tom said...

I love the colors in your picture...and you are officially invited to Moussam Lake for breakfast any time, thanks for stopping by