Saturday, 11 June 2011

Wet roses

Alterarosa, Avignon
Last weekend's downpour was a bit of a disaster for the annual Alterarosa rose exhibition in the cloister of the Popes Palace. I visited on the Saturday. I showed in a previous post how taking refuge inside the palace had been my only chance to see a bit of blue overhead. Here are a few images of the rose display in the cloister - umbrella was the name of the day. Although some of the roses were safe under the covered walkways, those in the courtyard really suffered. In the best of cases they were dotted with sweet raindrops; in other places they had been literally cooked by the rain - an interesting photography subject anyway.
Le déluge du week-end dernier n'a pas rendu service à l'expo Alterarosa, le rendez-vous annuel des amoureux de la rose au Palais des papes. J'y suis allée le samedi. J'ai montré dans un billet précédent comment ma seule chance de voir du ciel bleu avait été de me réfugier sous les plafonds peints des chambres des papes. Voici quelques images des roses : certaines, abritées sous les arcades, étaient juste semées de gouttes mais d'autres exposées dans le jardin du cloitre étaient littéralement cuites par la pluie - un sujet de photo un peu plus original !

15 comments:

brigetoun said...

pas eu le courage

Avignon said...

Tiens ! Lydia et sa maman...

Chri said...

Ces fleurs que le ciel arrose...

jeandler said...

Pas de roses sans épines...

Sous la pluie
les parapluies éclosent
le soleil de sortie

Gunn said...

Lovely roses!:)

susan jenkins said...

Beautiful photographs, I just love roses, rain soaked and otherwise.You've shown they can really take a down pour!!

Susan

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Nathalie said,"Here are a few images of the rose display in the cloister - Although some of the roses were safe under the covered walkways, those in the courtyard really suffered. In the best of cases they were dotted with sweet raindrops; in other places they had been literally cooked by the rain - an interesting photography subject anyway."

Bonjour! Nathalie...
I quite agree and you, have captured both examples quite beautifully, in your five photographs too!
Merci, for sharing!
deedee ;-D

AnneduSud said...

Tout comme Brigetoun, pas eu le courage...

Thérèse said...

Tu nous a quand même trouvé de bien jolis spécimens! Et le parapluie me fait penser à certains vincas de nos jardins.

Davine said...

What a shame - but they are still beautiful.

Davine said...

What a shame - but they are still beautiful.

Tilia said...

La pluie avive les couleurs et elle était tellement attendue par toute la végétation !

Marias Teater said...

Our roses in Norway are now safe and dry - but they had a lot of water pouring over their beautiful heads. Watching your blog with great pleasure, still sorry that we did not stop in your home town. We went instead to Les-Baux-de-Provence. But next year!

mirae said...

chère Nathalie, j'adore cette magnifique tension entre les roses et la pluie.
merci j'adore cette photo.
bises.

Black Beauty said...

j'adore les deux dernières photos, avec les gouttes de pluie sur les pétales

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