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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Coloured Shutters

Little colourful interlude to the WIP on Marble Arch .

Today was a day of colour, lines and ... shutters.

We were in France and my Eos was on grand form.

There is a little "je ne sais quoi" about French architecture: subtle yet ornate.

A classy use of wonderful colours.
A multitude of long narrow windows framed by thin elongated shutters.

Window ledges displaying, nonchalantly, intricate and delicate iron railings.

Massive stone blocks adding depth to plane facades...

Lines, shapes, textures and contrasts in every street corner, under each gutter, outside every single front door... Tout simplement fantastique!!!


An English Shepherd said...

France has shutters, England has curtains ;-)

Wizz :-)

Kpeters said...

All to be painted?

Dors said...

Love the French Architecture ...Great Photos. Thank you for sharing these with us.

April Jarocka said...

Very nice photos Sheona. Would make some interesting sketches.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Was so inspired by the colours and the lines. Strange: there wasn't a horse or a dog in sight:))
Who knows I may well get the colours out and draw a static subject!

Mommy with Crayons said...

Love those pics.

Stacy said...

Beautiful photos!