Thursday, December 16, 2010

Paris, Mon Amour (II)

If you go away on this winter day
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
When the day was young, and the night was long
And the moon stood still for the nightbird's song
If you go away....
But if you stay, I'll make you a day
Like no day has been or will be again
We'll sail the sun, we'll ride on the rain
We'll talk to the trees and worship the wind
Then if you go, I'll understand
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand
If you go away...

If you go away, as I know you will
You must tell the world to stop turning 'til
You return again, if you ever do
For what good is love without loving you?
Can I tell you now, as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly 'til the next hello?

If you go away...
But if you stay, I'll make you a night
Like no night has been or will be again
I'll sail on your smile, I'll ride on your touch
I'll talk to your eyes that I love so much
But if you go, go! I won't cry
Though the good is gone from the word goodbye
If you go away....
If you go away, as I know you must
There'll be nothing left in the world to trust
Just an empty room, full of empty space
Like the empty look I see on your face
I'd have been the shadow of your shadow
If I thought it might have kept me by your side
(Ne Me Quitte Pas)
(Jacques Brel / Rod McKuen)

follow the link to listen:   Jaques Brel - Ne me quitte pas


Gabriela Pana said...

Cat sunt de frumoase aceste imagini!!!

Gabriela Pana said...

cat sunt de frumoase aceste fotografii!!!!

pietrzyk said...

Excellent pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

arcadia said...

Parisul era minunat oricum, dar cel vazut prin ochii tai e parca mai viu, mai miscator, mai imbietor, mai cald...
Chapeau! :)

karina said...

ai fost la Paris? Superbe poze! Ai un premiu pe blog la mine:

Dani said...

Thank you for this Paris tour. Very beautiful photos.

Have a lovely Thursday.

Lara @ Uproad said...

great captures to illustrate the spirit of this city!

Dungha said...

Buna dimineata!
Am trecut pe aici sa vad ce mai este nou, acum plec dar voi mai reveni.

O zi minunata!

joanny said...

Yes the city of love -- you dazzle me with all these beautiful photo's each unique, so much to say about them one by one, punctuated with humor with the two separate -- male & female statues & the Eiffel tower and the statue of the couple --- sweet looking over his shoulder at the amusements.

Oh you tease us with your photo reflection in the glass building,, and love the ending with the woman walking away in the cold of night with the opening lines of the song captured below the photo.



ADRIAN said...

Stunning processing...........absolutely gorgeous.

Victor Mihiş said...

am ştiut eu că pregăteşti ceva super... şi nu m-am înşelat...
din nou, simboluri arhicunoscute văzute printr-un ochi ager şi sensibil.
m-a impresionat bătrâna cu cârjă, de pe pod,... şi m-a înfiorat muzica, versurile...

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Nici nu banuiam ca Parisul e asa frumos ;) Depinde cine si cum il priveste. Felicitari pentru imagini!

Anonymous said...

Second part, but i am sure will not be the last. Everything began for the artist in Paris, but it never comes to an end. A wheel of senses that negins rolling but never stops again. Even the same street, the same corner, the same old and new facade reinvents itself with every new day. I am even starting to suspect, that Paris is not the same for those of us who watch it. She lies us, she presents a different face to every eye and soul, she is the one who fix the way she wants to be depicted by the artist brush, pen or camera. And let me tell you, dear Wind friend, that Paris has hold your hand and make you describe her, in the best and most superb way.
No Paris, we dont go away, not for good, we always want to come back and meanwhile, a piece of our heart by your side stays.
Thanks for this journey =)

Rizalenio said...

Your photos are all spectacular it made me cry. Composition alone are winners.

You are the best, my Idol.

Joop Zand said...

You make me happy with all these nice pictures from romantic Paris.

the colors and compositions are very nice.

Greetings, Joop

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful images. Gorgeous!

Andras said...

Fotografii superbe, cum ne-ai obisnuit :)

Trevor Woodford said...

Absolutely stunning images around Paris - wonderful.

Clint said...

Wonderful, beautiful, creative---I love your tour of Paris! Best wishes to you, Wind!

joo said...

I loved the first part, and this one is even better!

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice set of images and design in your photos. A lovely town, many do see it in their own thoughts, wants and wishes.

Kaya said...

Wind, I waited for the part 2 and this morning I am again in Paris. Thank you for that. All photographs are fabulous. I like also this little poem and Jack Brel.

Your world, Wind, is so big and I am glad to be a part of it.

Have a nice and creative week. My all best to you.

Fram Actual said...

It was a delight to travel with you once again on your journey, Wind. Two thoughts:

I particularly liked seeing the river and the glass buildings. Both have reflective qualities that can prove interesting to a photographer.

The street vendors always puzzle me in the sense of braving the harshness that often is encountered through nasty weather conditions. I think I would find and indoor location if I were among them or, in the least, something which kept me on the move.

Happy travels ....

clo said...

Hello Wind..
Paris is a romantic town ,I like the mood of your pictures .. there are the beautiful face of this beautiful city .. the look that you wear on her when you love it ... thank you for this trip is very successful .. a lot of poetry in this series too ..
have a nice end of week..:o)

catalin fudulu said...

Am fost şi la Paris I, tot aşa cum am trecut, azi dimineaţă, prin Paris II; imaginile cu statui şi cea cu persoana care desenează un portret m-au făcut să închid ochii şi să mă gândesc la alte vremuri...

robert said...

Sunt 30 de fotografii aici... adica 30 de capodopere. Poate ca o sa ti se para mult spus, dar prin ochii unui profan asa par.

Salutari si numai bine! ... Uite, ca m-am molipsit de la tine :)

Kenneth Larsson said...

Very nice pictures of Paris! I like them a lot! Keep them coming!

Greetings! :-)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome images of Paris. I loved them all and the poem is beautiful.

Wout said...

Very, very nice pictures.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011
Greetings from Wout’s fotobloG, Spain

joanny said...


Your stunning series of photo's here reminded me of this poem:

.on a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see him walking now
away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow,
that I had wooed not as I should a creature made of clay -
when the angel woos the clay she'll lose her wings at the dawn of day..."


-excerpt -- poem: "on raglan road" - Patrick Kavanagh

Have a wonderful week end,
warm wishes,

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hi Wind, This set is outstanding, so much character and stories hidden in each one of these pictures. It is nice to see your touch once again on real life with great composition.
It is a bit unfair of me to pick a favourite as I am having difficulty I will not.
The simple bird silhouette is effective even though he is watching you closely ! Self portrait... nice one, I had to remove one of mine recently as I did not realise I was in the photo... I can't be giving too much away.. Ha Ha.
Deep meaning song again... where do you find these ? !!
Lastly, the processing is in a different league..... hey, does anyone want to buy my camera ?!!
Always a pleasure visiting your page, J


Pentru artistul fotograf – dacă se află la Paris sau se află la munte – numai dacă roteşte cu un grad axa optică are un alt subiect: oricum aţi purtat de grijă întotdeauna punctului din care aţi pozat de a fost posibil să aduceţi în D2 atâta spaţialitate !
Cu aceiaşi fermecată încântare !

se-cret said...

Deosebit de frumoase imaginile Parisului tău.Și mai mult sporește dorința de a-l vizita.Dacă ajung acolo la anu'o parte măcar e „din vina ta” :D.

Kaya said...

It's me again, Wind, I returned this late afternoon to listen to Jacques Brel and to watch your photographs.

I didn't listen to Jacques Brel for many years and I always liked him, always. Your photographs and music and a little poem stirred so many feelings and emotions in me.

This is very powerful post, Wind.

Bitch said...

Ah, Paris!!
Toujours mon amour!!
I am not done with this city..
Ne me quitte pas!
Your heart is so full of this..

Windsmoke. said...

Paris wouldn't be Paris without the statues. The best shots are of the river from above and the glass building reflection of the photographer. Well done again.

lila Braga said...

fabulous pictures!!! simply fabulous1

FreeSeoDesign said...

N-am fost la Paris, dar in pozele tale este frumos, chiar foarte frumos.
Un weekend frumos tuturor!

pharaonx said...

ca de obicei imi place alternanta alb negru color in fotografiile desaturate.foarte inspirata miscare.
si apoi imi plac ipostazele in care ai prins turnul si statuile.

ANRAFERA said...

Precioso reportaje visual. Gracias por acercarnos la "Ciudad de la Luz" a través de estas bonitas fotografías.
Que tengas un estupendo fin de semana. Cordial saludo.
Ramón -España-

Lasse said...

Excellent pictures !
Have a nice weekend,

marty said...

dear wind, you have catched all the
beautiful places in Paris !
A long time I wasn't there and I
have enjoyed this trip with you !

Ursus said...

the coloring of these pictures like that very much ...

T. Becque said...

Gorgeous Wind, but I don't expect anything less from you. Nice selective use of color for the theme.

Y. Ikeda said...

Year, Paris is a great place to photograph. I really admire the composition of your photos. All of them!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Veronique said...

m-ai innebunit cu fotografiile astea! pai e frumos asa?! :-)))))
superbe! imi plac fotografiile si imi place Franta. mai trec pe la tine:-)

Objekte-aus-Ton said...

Tolle Fotos!

Dumitru ( micky65 ) said...

Superbe! Multumesc pentru aceasta calatorie , Wind!
Un sfarsit de saptamana minunat !
Ciao ! Ciao!

Multibrand said...

Hello Wind,

I love the 2nd lot of photos of the city of Paris combined with the nice lyric. WOW!

By the way, my friends call me Harry

Gledwood said...

Isn't Paris just the ugliest town..!!


Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots, love the variety.

Anonymous said...

Allé une fois n'est pas coutume, je vous laisses un commentaire en français vu que paris est a l'honneur avec votre deuxiéme serie !
J'aime beaucoup l'esprit de paris mélangé avec les chevaux, j'aime aussi le très bon travail effectué ainsi que ces couleurs superbes ! Elles me plaisent toutes, mais si je devais en choissir absolument une d'entres elles, je choisirai la n°2, elle est parfaite !! :))



greetings - i've just come across your magnificent blog and felt compelled to follow along with you here - such beauty for the soul to be found!


Vasile Covaciu said...

excelente cadre, ca de obicei!

Costea said...

Oraşul luminilor şi artelor. Odinioară aveam şi noi o bucată de Paris...

Sérgio Pontes said...

I really love the photos, especially the one here the gentlemen is "playing" with fire. That one is Perfect to me