Sunday, July 21, 2019

Paris In July: A Black and White City

Paris may be a city of lights with glorious color in any number of places. But Paris in black and white can enthrall. Here are some of my favorite "conversions."

Cafe on the Champs Elysses

Bouquinistes on the bans of the Seine



Le Bon Marche Wine Cellar

Flowers at Rue Cler

On the Seine

Stairwell at Musee Jacquemart Andre

Parisian Courtyard

Left Bank Window

Paris Opera (Garnier)

Paris Opera (Garnier)
Marais Rooftops
 
A View I will Forever Remember

Le Tour Eiffel

Medici Fountain, Jardin du Luxembourg

The End of the Day -- Or Anytime!

Thanks to Tamara for hosting Paris in July.

I also want to add a link to a New York Times article on Notre Dame. It's just fascinating and you can see it HERE.

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47 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Wow! Those remind me of the classic photographs of Paris in the first half of the 20th century. There’s so much design in every little detail of almost all pre-War Paris buildings. (The sixties were a train wreck for architecture!)

thanks for the beautiful images.... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

crackercrumblife said...

These photos are simply gorgeous. I love the black and white, I feel you can see so many details better sometimes, in a black and white photo.

Linda said...

Lovely pictures from my favorite city in the world. I especially like the view of Notre Dame and the courtyard which reminds me of my stay. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

I took a class on developing film back when camera had film and came to love black and white photography. Your photos are wonderful. My favorite is the Marais Rooftops. A classic for those of us who love lines, contrast and balance in our black and whites.

My name is Erika. said...

Black and white is dramatic! These are beautiful Jeanie! Stay cool!

bobbie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! The stairwell especially jumped out at me!
TFS!

Valerie-Jael said...

Paris looks good in all colours! Hugs, Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am sure that I am a Philistine but black-and-white photography leaves me cold. There is no doubt a whole degree of artistic interpretation that escapes my untutored eye, but a yellow banana, red cherries and a strawberry shake all look better in colour. And as for birds....well, let me not even go there!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are wonderful Jeanie! I love the wine cellar and that stairwell.

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

But I can't help feeling the black & white has robbed me. What do they look like in color? :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Black & white is wonderful and many times it's so overlooked, thanks Jeanie for these conversions.

Lisbeth said...

What wonderful photos. Nothing like black and white. I especially enjoy the Medici fountain.

Evi Erlinda said...

Beautiful black and white. Very classic and unique.

phillipsplacereno said...

I always love black & white photography! Enjoyed viewing!

Carola Bartz said...

The wine cellar definitely is my favorite! But I also liked all the other ones - great images, Jeanie!
I love to change my photos into black and whites and then play with them. There is so much fun stuff to make!

Joyful said...

Beautiful! Paris looks equally good in B & W as it does in colour :-)

Sandra Cox said...

Amazing photos.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, I adore the black and white images. Makes me think of how Paris looked in the 20’s and 30’s!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Now there some great photos.
Coffee is on

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These turned out stunning in black and white. Most impressive when desaturated. In fact it makes Paris look vintage. Great choice for this week's challenge.

Iris Flavia said...

It´s really interesting how regular things turn into wonderful art this way! The coutyard and the Bank Window are my favorite, but they´re all beautiful and kinda seem to come from a different timeline.

Anca said...

The pictures are stunning. I like the details a lot. The Opera house is amazing.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Stunning photos. I was sorry we didn't go inside the Opera House, but there's always the next time.

Rita C at Panoply said...

There is something SO strikingly beautiful about black & white photos, but Paris? It's truly magnifique! One of my favorites was the courtyard!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very dramatic and cool Jeanie, I especially like the shot of the roof tops, very effective in black and white!
Jenna

Angie @ Green Dirt Stories said...

these are beautiful captures. Black and white always seems like a beautiful choice for Paris. I love how it captures all the little details especially the architectural ones.

Friko said...

Wonderful! Black and white add something dramatic to pictures of such scenes. I think my favourite is the courtyard, mainly because it is the simplest.

Kirsten Steen said...

Oh my goodness... these are PERFECT! And making me miss it so! What a lovely idea. It's been sooo long since I've been in Paris in July. We usually have people renting in June and July and winter is the easiest time for my sweetie to get away. But you have made it easy to visit! Thanks for this! Xoxo

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jeanie. Love the black and white photos. They are so striking. Lovely week to you.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

The French Hutch said...

A black and white Paris is always dramatic! So many beautiful details...........Happy week.

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed your black and white Paris pictures so much. Just lovely.

Arti said...

O Paris was in classy black and white when the Nouvelle Vague filmmakers appeared in the cultural scene. Your photos remind me of the films of these New Wave directors, "Breathless", "400 Blows", and yes, my fave, Agnes Varda's "Cleo from 5 to 7". :)

Prims By The Water said...

Black and white always makes you look at the surroundings more. Great photos! Janice

Hena Tayeb said...

Beautiful images.. lucky to be able to capture Norte Dame before the fire.

Red Rose Alley said...

Paris is pretty in black and white, Jeanie. I especially like the courtyard, the café, and the canal. : )

~Sheri

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, I guess because we mostly see in color, it is easy to forget how black and white can be so striking. Just beautiful..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. These are magnificent. Now you have inspired me to see what happens when I adjust my shots.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. These are magnificent. Now you have inspired me to see what happens when I adjust my shots.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Gah! These photos are so beautiful!!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Jeanie, I love these black and white photos. Lately I'm thinking color can be distracting, though I love it so. Here I really SEE the subjects, the forms, the values, the lines...wonderful!

Marilyn Miller said...

Love seeing Paris in Black and White. Yes, I will remember the Notre Dame in just that way too. Oh do I love Paris!! What wonderful pictures. I love the Courtyard one alot!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful black and whites!

Tamara said...

When i first visited paris I was 3yrs old. Many photos of that trip were in B&W. Its quite emotional visiting these now... like my 3yo memory was awakened.

French Ethereal said...

Thank you for taking us on a Parissiene tour, Jeanie! Love the b/w photography!!! I'll take the carved angels and the lamp... Stark contrast to the city rooftops of the next photo, I think it was. Amazing shots!!!

Enjoying the Paris tour,
Barb :)

Tracy said...

WOW.... wow... each photo, every one, SIMPLY STUNNING, Jeanie! This was a special treat... thank you so much for sharing! ((HUGS))

Lowcarb team member said...

Brilliant set of photographs.

All the best Jan

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