Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Photos: Paris Plage 2012

A week back, Paris was like an oven. The summer which was never there suddenly descended on the city almost making us all believe all the heat was being given in a matter of few days instead of spreading it over months. During that week, I was out with a group of photographers to capture the Paris plage. That week also was the last week of the plage. In case if you are wondering what Paris plage is, the banks of River Seine is dressed up like a beach. When the banks are converted into a beach, it is good place to hang out taking in the sun and also watching the street performers.

The banks are crowded no matter the intensity of the sun. Some unwise individuals and also groups might turn up fully decked in inappropriate wear for the occasion touting cameras. But majority of the people turn up appropriately clothed. There is music, free concentrate juices, water, stand to play and wooden floors to dance. The first thing I witnessed was a man hungrily eating an ice-cream. In that heat, ice-cream is indeed a good escape.
Further ahead on the banks, there was an orchestra comprising of only two people attracting a lot of audience. The orchrestra was playing right under the shade of one of the bridges on the river. This helped people to stop in the shade and listen to the performers.
At the first they performed. Then they asked the onlookers to join. An enthusiastic crowd joined the performers and were singing animatedly soon.
I moved along the banks and found many other sights which was pleasing to the eye and worth capturing through the lens. But these are the best images I could capture successfully.

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, Nona. And thank you for a glimpse of Paris from wet, rainy Mumbai.

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  2. Interesting to see the orchestra in the road. Can't think of it here. Love to see some images of the river Seine.

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    1. This is not a road. It is the pedestrian walkway along the banks of Seine. For the pictures of Seine, I will try to take it the next time I go on a photo tour and post it. The challenge in taking those pictures is there is no composition that has not already been clicked before!

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  3. Nice pictures... Loved the top one :)

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    1. Thank you. Because of the ice cream?

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  4. nona ji...long time no c...nice to reconnect..cya

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