Saturday, September 15, 2007

Some Color






Some Color to break up the blog. Barges on the Seine in Winter in the 1920's
Pin It

25 comments:

KAYLEE said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P

Nikon said...

Hi Kaylee, thanks for giving it a look & being the first to comment!!
I hope that you are feeling better.

joy said...

That's a very interesting photo! Did you manipulate the image?

joy
Your Love Coach

Carlos said...

Love it. I love Paris, but never had the chance to visit it with such weather.

Nikon said...

Hi Joy, no, just a copy & paste job, no manipulation at all.

Nikon said...

Hi Carlos, thanks for the visit - always good to see you on.
I just liked the painting :)

Shionge said...

Yo my friend this is so interesting :D I bet these barges housed the boat people too perhaps? I'm intrigue by the oldies really!

isabella said...

Very cool!
But is that snow on the banks? That's very unusual. During our sejourn in Paris (3 years) it snowed a couple of times, but it melted almost immediately...

Nikon said...

Hi Shionge, frequently the crew was a family that owned the barge. So it was their "house" as well as their business.
They might carry grain or coal into other parts of France or to Belgium or Germany - there is a very good canal system in Europe.
Some barges were owned by a businessman, of course, & the crew would work for him and have a house on land.
It must be a great way to live - & barges are collectibles now. Live on it and just sail along the waterways, tying up at the banks at night.

Nikon said...

Isabella, yes a snow scene - I know snow is an unusual event in Paris - but this was from the 1920's :)

oldmanlincoln said...

It is a nice painting.

Thanks for your visits to my blog.

Moi said...

It's a very pretty painting.....who's the artist, Nikon???

Nikon said...

Hi Moi,
The artist is Jac Martin-Ferrieres (1893-1974).

Monica said...

Paul you HAVE to go to Paris someday. I stayed in the Saint Germain area so you can image all the places Hemingway and his friends used to go was just around the corner. I even went to Shakespeare and CO. a couple of times.
Paris is the best!

Nikon said...

Hi Monica,
I'd love to go, trust me !!

K M F said...

love it

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

This wonderful art with good colour combitions....

Natahlie said...

Definitely a winter shot - the dim and soft light is beautiful!
And barges speak to me, I've lived on board one for over ten years...

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

OLD is GOLD ...Nice picture..

GMG said...

Great! Glad to see you keep Papa's blog moving!
Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Nikon, This is a delightful photo of a delightful painting. The barges are so nostalgic for a bygone era, even tho there are still barges plying the canals. Great find

Emily Lin said...

Nice painting. Love the feeling of the entire painting - especially the smokes flowing out from the boat. It has somewhat enlighten the whole painting. I've never seen the real snow yet. =)

Ame said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A PAINTING! LOVE this P!!!

Hope you're doing better...

HUGS from CA!
;)
xo

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Well I love so much this paint, do you who's the author?

Mélanie said...

So Funny to find your blog and to find things I love as this picture of Legray and this paiting I love from martin Ferrière .
I love this painter