Tuesday, 1 March 2011

1st March - Theme day

Rue de la république, AvignonMarch 1st - theme day for all bloggers of the City Daily Photo network. Today's theme : favourite part of town. Mine doubtlessly is the old city centre which local residents call "intra muros" (inside the walls). I could just as well say that my favourite place isn't a place, it's a light. What I truly love is the combination of light and shadows that brings structure and a new dimension to architecture and city life. Come on over for a stroll, you'll get my point. And then we'll travel the world - let's go and see other photo bloggers' favorite parts of their respective towns : Click here to view thumbnails for all participants


1er mars, journée à thème pour les blogueurs du réseau City Daily Photo. Le thème du mois est "favourite part of town". Pour moi c'est clair, la partie d'Avignon que je préfère c'est l'intra muros, la vieille ville circonscrite par les remparts. Pourtant, comme Gilles Vigneault chantait "mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver", je serais bien tentée de chanter que ma ville ce n'est pas une ville, c'est la lumière. Ce qui me fait vibrer, c'est l'intensité du contraste entre ombre et lumière qui structure l'architecture et la fait vivre. Allons faire un tour ensemble, vous comprendrez ce que je veux dire. Ensuite, partons découvrir les coins préférés de nos amis blogueurs dans des centaines de villes de par le monde : Cliquez ici pour un aperçu des photos de tous les participants.

29 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique jeux d'ombres, surtout la premiere

Dina said...

I'm with you. The walled old city of any city will always take first place. Your photos show why.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful. I like these narrow alleys too.

Avignon said...

Damned ! The Theme day !
I run !!!

jeandler said...

Et tu lui rends, ô combien, hommage, à la lumière...

La photo de la rue est admirable avec ces reflets que tu as saisis.

Amateur said...

Photo 1 :
Les ombres parfois aussi ont les boules...
Photo 2 :
Dans notre monde gris, seule la lumière sait mettre des couleurs. Elles arrivent !
Photo 3 :
Obéissant le pigeon, ou bien ?

Cuisine de Provence said...

Nathalie,
lovely photos of Avignon, thank you!

ρομπερτ said...

Steping into ones own shadow, character building.

Please have you all a good new month.

daily athens

Tilia said...

L'ombre du réverbère m'a captivée un moment... jusqu'à ce que je remarque l'oiseau, posé pile-poil au centre du losange.
Une image de labyrinthe initiatique s'est alors imposée à moi. D'autant plus que le pèlerin au bas des marches semble hésiter à s'y engager.

Mark said...

This would be my favourite spot as well. There is something about picture 2 that really captures the atmosphere of your city.

Owen said...

Although I haven't looked widely around all the city daily photo blogs that are out there, I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than you do, tirelessly out there year round bringing back lovely photos to share with us, giving us a better view of Avignon than any other source imaginable, and probably inspiring more than one to want to go live there. I remember when walking around there a while back there seemed to be quite a few houses that needed the loving care a new resident would bring to them.

Owen said...

Oh, and that's a radio controlled pigeon, right ? How else would he get it to stand right there in the middle of that diamond pattern ?

Nathalie said...

Yes Owen, I got the pigeon to swallow the radio control device so it behaves as directed. I couldn't get itto fly on command though, the device is too heavy :-(

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bob Crowe said...

It's the light. Of course. What a stroke of insight.

Jilly said...

Always the light!And you find it. Beautiful images and words.

LLB said...

Un gros coup de coeur sur le premier cliché.

Chuck Pefley said...

Exactly! Light illuminates form and color giving meaning to our surroundings! Lovely image!!

Davine said...

Oh I love the tiny streets and old buildings.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your top photo is a classic.

Clueless in Boston said...

It's all about the light isn't it. Great choice. Love the first photo showing the light and dark.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Bonjour! Nathalie...
Nathalie said,"I could just as well say that my favourite place isn't a place, it's a light. What I truly love is the combination of light and shadows that brings structure and a new dimension to architecture and city life..."

Nathalie,
That is what Film noir is all about too! Light and Dark or Light and Shadows...Merci, for sharing the very interesting photographs and the link too!

DeeDee ;-D

Leovi said...

Magnificent photos with a nice play of light and shadows. My favorite is the first. Greetings

Mo said...

How did you get that pigeon in the perfect spot in image 3?

Ineke said...

o my favourite is the first one Natalie. Beautiful!!

paul said...

An excellent and unique take on the theme, Natalie. And superb images.

crederae said...

Ah Nathalie, c'est magnifique tes mots de la poésie et la poésie de les photos.

Ah oui que c'est vrai comme métaphore et littéralement- ma ville ce n'est pas une ville mais c'est la lumière.
Et oui les ombrages et le jeu de la lumière de tes photos nous entrent dans un monde unique, un monde de la lumière.

belle journée magique de la lumière et merci mon amie HUGS

crederae said...

ps à la prochaine blogging.

Black Beauty said...

J'adore la première photo; quel superbe jeu d'ombres !

Quant au thème de l'endroit préféré, je pense que c'est plutot la vision que le photographe veut rendre que la place en elle-même ;=)

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