I'm just all over the place. From depressed, lonely, empty, and ugly pictures to freeing, colourful, sensual, and romantic ones. This one at the Rodin museum. I love that place just too much for words :) His sculpture is just so emotive. Not that I'm showing much of one here, and he didn't do the paintings....but yes, take my word for it and wait for the pictures at my other journal, lol.
Sometimes I have the hardest time picking a 'picture of the day'. I had a million and one pictures of gorgeous gardens and flowers from Giverny (Monet's House/Gardens). I even had one uploaded. But then I just really didn't want to post it for some reason. It was beautiful and I loved the picture, I just didn't want to. Too much. So I went back through and I came out with this picture. A little more unexpected. A little less beautiful. But still something beautiful in it's emptiness. I do it fairly often: Pick the less perfect picture, the one that doesn't sum up my day, or even show anything worthy of showing. Just one that I feel. More 'me' I guess. Or....I'm just depressed today, lol. Either way, this is the picture you get.
The photo doesn't sum up our day, I just liked it. It was from a really terrible restaurant that we ate at for dinner because we were desperate and hungry and I can't find good restaurants to save my life. People always ask and I honestly say....I never go out for dinner. I'm a vegetarian and I'm cheap. France is off limits for me :P The extent of my food in Paris is BocaMexa burrito's and Maoz falafel. Finding places to eat on this trip has been the hardest thing EVER. And I have to say....I'm so sick of salads. Really, is it that radical to think that a vegetarian might not want to have salads at EVERY MEAL. It isn't just that....it is also that I never really liked salads to begin with.
Of all the beautiful pictures taken at Garnier Opera, I choose this for my picture of the day. The others are just so shiny :) They'll go in a separate post on my other journal. I kind of like the curve and the different colours of the windows. Or something. Especially the light on the left. I tried to catch 'phantoms' of people walking by, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted :P Oh well (Get it?? Phantom of the Opera!)
And I'm back from Avignon! Fabulous trip! Maybe I'll catch up on posts?? Eventually??
So, I don't post all my pictures, so you may not know, but I've developed a weird obsession with taking pictures of ugly and/or deteriorating things. Wouldn't you just love to have a psychiatrist friend to tell you why you do some things you do? But yes. I live in beautiful Paris and I take pictures of ugly things. This, for instance, is in Église Saint Germain des Pres. The bottom of some columns inside. I use this as my daily picture instead of the beautiful shots of the Left Bank or even a stained glass window in the church. There is a special kind of beauty in ugliness.
I just liked the colours. Very happy. And I didn't even have to adjust them on photoshop. At Versailles, we spent the whole beautiful day walking around in the gardens, didn't even make it inside the chateau. But I got to see the fountains!! Gorgeous.