dimanche 1 février 2009

MONOCHROME MONDAY # 16


An entrance at Montmartre.

If you're a little bit curious, you can find such curiosity in Paris. An ordinary facade hiding a marvelous courtyard with imposing stairway and many interesting details of architecture.

That's what we call a "porte cochère" - a carriage door with its treasures stolen to the street.

Please follow me and visit by yourself. Can you hear horses hooves on the paved entrance ringing out ?
Une entrée à Montmartre.
Si vous êtes un petit peu curieux, vous pouvez trouver ce genre de curiosité dans Paris. Une façade ordinaire cachant une cour magnifique avec un escalier imposant et beaucoup de détails d'architecture intéressants.

Une porte cochère et ses trésors dérobés à la rue.

Suivez moi et vivitez par vous-même. Pouvez vous entendre le pas des sabots

résonner sur l'entrée pavée ?


.This badly framed picture juste to give you an idea from outside

Cette photo mal cadrée pour vous montrer lavue de l'extérieur.












































True colors for the pavement

To watch the following in Monochrome, visit and comment other participants
at Monochrome (Maniacs) Monday hosted by Aileni.

34 commentaires:

  1. Beautiful # 25 !!!
    I love the pavement.

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  2. Oh yes!
    Horses on a pavement like that perfect....
    Stage coach Inn comes to mind...

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  3. Beautiful - yes I can hear the horses hooves!

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  4. That pavement does have great textures. Great for the monochrome meme. Very nice.
    Smiles B

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  5. This image remind me of the many narrow "porte cochere" that I experienced on my trip to Paris..always a surprise to behold as I went through!

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  6. Love those shots. Great choice for mono. I only have 3 under my belt ;-)

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  7. That is so charming and yes I can hear the horses hooves.

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  8. Could there be a better city to photograph in monochrome? No. So sweet.

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  9. If those are the actual colors of the paving, you almost had a monochrome shot to start with!

    And I see nothing wrong with the framing in the first shot. "Framed" doesn't always mean "perfectly centered"!

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  10. The arch is lovely. How nice it is that we are able to look through to see what's on the other side.

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  11. the 2nd pic is beautiful!
    deservedly a classic!!

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  12. Great monochrome pictures.

    I have never been there, but someday soon, I hope :)

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  13. How utterly wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.

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  14. Lovely!
    Yes, I can hear the horses.
    I just read a book where part of it took place in France & Paris :)

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  15. I can almost hear the hooves and can almost imagine people wandering around from another time in history. :-)

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  16. That's pavement beautiful!!!.
    Thanks for commenting on my Monochrome.

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  17. I'd love to explore the world behind the gates. Lovely shots, Catherine.

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  18. Bonjour Catherine et merci de faire désormais partie de mes "followers". Oh oui, moi aussi, j'ai souvent envie de pousser les portes ou de me transformer en petite souris pour me glisser dans les escaliers!

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  19. une petite ruelle qui attire l'oeil du curieux, cela donne envie d'y faire un tour.

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  20. Catherine, we call it a porte cochere too! (Maybe we don't spell it right though! Ha!) This week you could do any RED things you find in your home office, or RED for celebrating Valentine's Day or anything you want! Look forward to visiting your RT post! :)

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  21. Beautiful Mono Shot.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. :-)

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  22. Yes I can hear the houses hooves - a very atmospheric picture.

    Thanks for visiting my Blog ..

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  23. Most lovely, Catherine. Thanks for taking us along. Btw, the sandman is the same here in the USA, and indeed the driver of the sand truck would have enough to put all of us to sleep. Come to think of it, my nap that day was exceptional (!).

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  24. A magical view! The ordinary entrance to another and more beautiful world, just as in stories.

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  25. Very beautiful monochrom photos!

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  26. Hi!
    Beautiful Shots! I really like that piece of road, looks lonely! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

    Sherrie

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  27. A deep gate that leads to a marvelous court yard ... Beautiful! I'd love to see it for myself someday.

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  28. Elle est superbe cette photo en noir et blanc...
    C'est exactement comme on imagine Montmartre

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  29. Paris and B&W is wonderful!
    Do you know the movie: "Le ballon rouge"? It plays in Paris 1956.
    Fascinating movie and atmosphere.
    And yes, I can hear the horses!

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  30. Yes, the pavement photo is very excellent. They're all lovely

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy to have found a French blog which is also written in English so I can brush a bit on the French, which is next to non-existent. I read better than I can speak or understand spoken French. Still, it comes very slowly.

    I really enjoy your photos! I love the Ruby Tuesday set. Stunning red. Thank you!

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