Rue Honorine à Menton , sa station de taxis, son oranger.
Honorine street at Menton, its taxis station, its orange tree.
This is my participation to Aileni's Monochrome Maniacs.
So different in coluors, it sudenly vent to be like a candy :-)
I like both of these shots so much. Very strong images.
Great shot! I love it in B/W.
"Taxi" existe effectivement en norvegien aussi mais je crois que le mot est d'origine francais. :)Jolie photo en tout cas! :)
Another great architectural shot, Catherine.
A very quaint sign - I wonder what happened to the rest of the neon writing, though, and if I would trust the sign in the dark...Beautiful also in colour - with the pink house and leafy tree.
La photo en N/B est vraiement belle! Quand j’ai regardé la deuxième photo, j’ai été frappée par l’oranger car la Rue Honorine m’a paru étroite et la présence d’un petit arbre sur un trottoir encore plus étroit m’a étonné. Mais, c’est sans doute une trompe l’œil, vu le trottoir à l’arrière plan.Je te souhaite une belle semaine chère Catherine, Amitiés, Müge
Hi Catherine,I love the wrought Iron work, very fancy.I agree the architecture is beautiful.Strange place to have an orange tree?...
Nice photo.Taxi is, i believe, a universal name.
I adore those colours in this area but it is a perfect subject for mono. OK, Police and Taxi we all do seem to know.
Love the way you cropped the shot. In this case, the sign is enhanced by taking out the color!!!
Looks more dramatic in mono, although I do love the tree.
Catherine, une très belle l'image en noir et blanc pour Monochrome Monday. J'aime aussi la jolie ambiance de la photo en couleurs avec la rue déserte.
For a moment, I didn't realise we were in Menton. I love the shot in B and W and especially that you've cropped it. And then I saw the soft colours, the whole street, the tree. Two beautiful shots. It was so good to finally meet you, dear Catherine, and know it is the beginning of our friendship. And so good to meet your delightful family too. See you soon!
Original le taxi et son oranger, je sais la faire voir a un copain taxi.Pour une fois je prefere la couleur
darn darn darn! I forgot Monochrome Monday again! We're in Germany so it slipped my mind! This is just gorgeous Catherine!
Et en voiture pour une plus longue semaine.
Deux photos pleines de charme, douce lumière et tons sucettes, j'adore! Et les vacances continuent pour les petits Parisiens.
An orange while waiting for the taxi - what a combination that would be :-)
It's cool.Great photo!
I love the close crop you've done here Catherine. It really emphasizes both the sign and the scrollwork underneath, and the b&w gives it a terrific vintage feel. You've got a great eye. I'd love to stroll around Paris with you one day to see it as you do.
Et je vais t'apprendre à appeler le taxi en finnois. Tu cries TAKSI! Et c'est bon. Sauf si tu tombes sur un chauffeur qui ne parle que le suédois, car dans ce cas, il vaut mieux qui tu parles français, car le mot est alors identique...
It's cool..very nice idea..
But I doubt you would find such a beautiful taxi sign any where outside of continental Europe! Lovely shot.
(Nice of you to "cheat" also with the coloured version!) :-)I will be in Menton in about two weeks... nice to know there are taxis around! :-)It seems that the first taxis ever appeared in Paris ... 17th century, then known as "fiacres" (because their station was at the Hotel St. Fiacre, rue St. Martin)! Now St. Fiacre is the patron saint of the taxi drivers.Taxameter, taximètre, taximeter... invented to calculate the fare, came much later I think!
Bien vu ! C'est totalement suranné, un charme fou !
The monochrome is very artsy and I like it but I love the color version. The pink building is like cotton candy and so inviting as is the soft green of the tree. Both are lovely photos.
Dear Catherine,There are so many things I love about the first photo in monochrome: the dark iron scroll that holds the sign and the angle, in particular. Splendid!In color, it looks like a very different sort of place. Black and white always sort of ages things gracefully. It is one reason I love to photograph in black and white. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blogs. You words always mean so much to me.Love and Peace,Gina
yes I think that doesn't need a translation, lol !
Hi Catherine :)Lovely photos very skillfully taken. The taxi sign board is very special as you know these days you have neon lights for every thing under the sun.The only thing that surprised me was that there are no taxis parked and no people on the road. If there are no people on the road I wonder how this taxi company will do business. May be the taxis are parked somewhere else and there are no people on the road because it is a holiday.Good day to you Catherine :)Joseph
...Lundi monochrome, une grande tradition. J'aime le noir et blanc, mais également la photo comprenant l'arbre orange (absolument exquis).Monochrome Monday, a great tradition. I like the black and white, but also the photo including the orange tree (absolutely exquisite)....
Congratulations!Both are fantastic!
Great shots, that is a very pretty coloured street.
Tu as vu, Catherine, j'écris trop rapidement! :-)
I definitely love the top photo. A well-defined angle and very composition for a black and white photograph.Eki
I have to agree I was in a few this weekend in NYC