Saturday, March 10, 2007

After the party


Reflections again, one of my treasures. Walking alone in the historic quarter of the Rocks before dawn. The sun hasn't hit the street yet. The beautiful lanterns of a waterfront restaurant, which have remained turned on all night, dangle onto the brick facade across the empty street. I am the only witness.

Un reflet encore, un de mes trésors. Je marche seule dans le quartier des Rocks au petit matin. Le soleil n'a pas encore frappé la ville. Les lampions d'un restaurant du bord de l'eau, restés allumés toute la nuit, se balancent sur la façade en briques de l'autre côté de la rue vide. J'en suis le seul témoin.

18 comments:

isabella said...

Amazing shot - floating pumpkins!

The post begs 2 questions: what were you doing, walking solo just before dawn ;-)

And, have you visited Jing's Chinese Lantern Festival?

Jing said...

wow...
:))
what a brilliant capture!!!
Beauty always happens in casual.
Very very nice shot!!

have the nice weekend,


jing
shanghai daily photo

hpy said...

Ambiance surréaliste.

Chris & Deb said...

Magic
Magic
Magic!

angela said...

Definitely surreal...
Was it a very good party?
Angela

Maxime said...

Ta photo me fait penser aux "peanuts" et à Linus, la nuit d'halloween, guettant l'envol de la grande citrouille !
Quel dommage qu'il n'ait pas été là...

blueboat said...

what a magical photo - well spotted

Cergie said...

Tu es le seul témoin à ce moment là, tu n'as pas pu partager ton émotion, mais c'est sur, d'autres personne l'auront remarqué car c'est pas un phénomène unique
C'est très joli en tout cas et tu es vraiment la reine des reflets

get zapped said...

Fantastic image! I adore the warm hues and contrasting shapes. This has a pleasant, playful feel to it. Like a dance.

photowannabe said...

I love it. Its like they are floatin in space. Great eye.

Felicia said...

Wonderful photo. They look like jelly fish floating in a sea of...bricks!

Fredrik Ekblad said...

This excellent picture reminds me to keep my eyes open. Thanks!

Nathalie said...

Isabella, your 2 answers:
- just going for a very early morning walk, I'm not a late party-goer at all
- yes, Jing's Chinese Lantern Festival is an absolute dream come true!

Cergie, je t'assure que peu de gens risquent de voir ça :il ne passe quasiment jamais personne ici car c'est une voie sans issue qui ne dessert que les livraisons des restaurants du bord de l'eau. Les touristes passent de l'autre côté, sur le quai, d'où l'on a vue sur l'opéra. Les voitures et les piétons passent dans George Street au-dessus. Pour passer là à 6h du matin, il n'y a que moi ! Après, les lampions seront éteints et la magie aura disparu.

Kate said...

The light in early morning and later in the day is always so spectacular. Enjoyed viewing this photo!

ruth said...

Just fantastic! I find that some of the best moments, photographic and otherwise, are found before dawn. Good for you! This photo is a treasure.

BTW, you are the ONLY commenter at flying who sounded like you wanted to be there at the beach in ice and snow too!

Pod said...

i love this! jealous that i haven't taken it. brillo nathlaie, brillo!! ;0)

Nathalie said...

I am very proud that some of what I consider the best photographers in the DP circle appreciate this shot.

Pod, thanks for your comment too, it's one I value!

Thiên said...

oh, I really really love this shot!