Paris Plages 2012
Founded in 2002 by Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, the event has since spread to many cities.
From this year parisians and tourists were able to relax on the large beach that runs a kilometer along the Sena River or enjoy the activities on offer: tai chi, library, gym, dance...
At the back are
Pont du Change, connect L Ile de la Cite with the Conciergerie, the first dating from the 9th century
Conciergerie on the banks of the River Seine in heart of Paris, is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, the first royal palace in the French capital that was used as a prison during the French Revolution
I cross the Point St Michelle searching a good light to take a photo at the Conciergerie when I discover the colorful Paris Plage, went down to stroll at the beach, listening music I approach and saw people doing gym with a caribean music, so in Paris not all has French flavor
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mesutilgim (84314) 2014-07-26 13:24
Nice capture from Paris's riverside beaches with good pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (32765) 2014-07-26 14:11
una foto insolita per Parigi, molto ... marina.
Lo scatto è molto bello e unisce la parte della spiaggia al ponte e alle classiche architetture del lungo Senna.
photoray (12173) 2014-07-26 15:42
Interesting to see a beach scene with sand and umbrellas in Paris, along the Sena, classical arch bridge, and the Pont du Change.
A good variation image with lots of history.
CLODO (30256) 2014-07-26 23:07
A nice and amazing spot right in the center of Paristo discover but only for 1 month in summer
jemaflor (84695) 2014-07-26 23:54
A good photo about this particular beach with view on the river and on monument, Well balanced and good depth, tfs.
holmertz (41017) 2014-07-27 1:14
You took this photo from a perfect POV where the river flows on a diagonal and the "beach" creates a good balance to the beautiful old buildings. The light and colours are very attractive, but I must confess it doesn't appeal to me to spend my days on a "beach" like this. But the light brown sand and blue umbrellas look very nice on photos.
ikeharel (57182) 2014-07-27 1:23
Excelent photojob done, Maria.
The view along the Seine with the impressive edifices on left, and the seashore artificially built on right.
Details shown in great sharpness and DOF. Charming.
siudzi (33569) 2014-07-27 2:44
What a nice capture from Paris! I like the idea of the city beach and this one in Paris looks great. With the amazing architecture of the Conciergerie, it built a fantastic scene. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday!
Cricri (106327) 2014-07-27 4:43
Hola mon amie Maria
original cette plage en pleine ville, idéal pour les fans de bronzette, ce qui n'est pas mon cas ...belle prise du pont et de ce très grand et imposant bâtiment qui est magnifique
Je te souhaite un beau dimanche
cornejo (31484) 2014-07-27 5:34
Hola María, estupenda foto de esta interesante y bonita composición en Paris, muy buen pov y encuadre, muy buen y bonito trabajo bien realizado con buena calidad, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buen día y feliz comienzo de semana.
Cordiales saludos desde el sur de España.
Noel_Byrne (24263) 2014-07-27 6:16
I love the idea of a beach in a city like this, I have not seen this before, every day a new lesson on Trekearth! And what a fantastic architectural view these people enjoy while sunbathing too, that grey chateaux like building it a marvel. You pastured this with perfect light and from the best imaginable angle. Really nicely done.
All the best from Ireland.
Silvio1953 (122183) 2014-07-27 7:06
Ciao Maria, great vioew of fantastic palace, lovely composition with a lot of people and beautiful btidge, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
asajernigan (21148) 2014-07-27 8:10
This is a nicely composed shot of this man made beach in Paris. The angle of the shot works well using the walkway and river to give the scene direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and DOF.
jmdias (55385) 2014-07-27 12:58
una vista de playa en paris.no creo que la usaria, talvez porque soy una persona de un pueblo pequeño, pero me parece mejor que aquellas piscinas gigantescas que los chinos usan a los millones al mismo tiempo.
hermosos detalles del palacio, el rio, el puente y las personas y estas estructuras de playa . un hermoso dia Azul en paris. bien hecho.
abmdsudi (43490) 2014-07-27 14:24
Excellent overall view of the riverscape from corner to corner allowing the eye to enjoy all this with ease with the commanding presence of the prominence. I think you have successfully conveyed the feeling of city people on the banks enjoying summer sun on the man made beach. The colours and light are beautiful as are the details. A good picture very well telling the story about this place, Well done, tfs
mcmtanyel (13431) 2014-07-27 20:54
This is a fantastic idea! Where do they swim, though? Is there a swimming pool or do they plunge into the river? Your photo is excellent, showing the modern beaches against the historic buildings.
mirosu (13774) 2014-07-28 2:11
Excellent view to Paris Seine River with nice surroundings. The nice beach and the bridge are lading eye to the famous Conciergerie Palace building.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
adramad (37997) 2014-07-28 8:22
Soberbia composicion con el esplendido edificio de la Conciergerie, y que ofrece un notable contraste con esa playa artificial junto al rio, bien ocupada por personas y sombrillas.
Es una imagen que nunca vi en mis viajes a Paris, pues no era pleno verano.
Excelente nitidez y muy buena luminosidad.
Muy buen trabajo. Me gusta.
Te deseo una buena semana.
Waylim (25350) 2014-07-29 15:34
Beautiful image with very cheerful and relaxing mood, the beautiful sunshine, the people relaxing by the river, just strolling around. Very inviting environment. Very good quality image and the line lead us in and down the arch of the bridge.
A very beautiful city. I love to be back there again soon.
Didi (56863) 2014-07-30 9:58
On aurait pu se rencontrer ici, j'étais présent il y a un mois avant toi.
Une vue intéressante sur Paris plage et la Conciergerie
Les lumières sont très bien réparties
omid266 (4788) 2014-07-31 19:50
Buenos Dias , Hola Maria,
Another very nice and spectacular shot but this time from another travel to another beautiful country,
excellent shown the Sena river and the bridge with all people and visitors,
excellent POV and Thanks!
** PEACE , **
ourania (30991) 2014-08-01 5:34
Hola Maria querida,
although they're repeated every summer, the beach arrangements on the bank of Seine still look extraordinary to me. I like very much how neat and dynamic your composition looks with the Palais de la Cite' and the beach creating effective balance. Clarity is superb and we get quite a thorough view. The colours are natural and lovely and also help in your attractive description of this part of the city in the summer. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
eldancer1 (27879) 2014-08-04 7:32
Anything to make people happy even creating a sand beach by the river. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
jcpix (13658) 2014-08-06 19:14
Ahh yes, I really enjoy the Paris Plages...have been there a couple of times to take in the fun "beach" atmosphere along the banks of the Seine. And what a fantastic setting, oui...how could anyone not enjoy some time in the sun and sand with a view like this? It's both regal and easy-going, and only separated by a river.
Unfortunately I've never been inside the Conciergerie, but it's one of my favorite pieces of architecture in this city. A wonderful vantage point and composition here, which shows so much in a single frame, and takes us on a fun little journey along the river walk. And I really like being able to see all of the little blue triangles...also known as umbrella's. :) A wonderful concept from a wonderful city! Thanks for sharing the strong summer vibe. Be good now. Take care mon ami du Sud.
Bises du désert,
After one more NYC pic tonight, I have a new series of Paris lined up. :)
clic (14912) 2014-08-13 7:19
A few years ago, only beggars lived under Paris bridges...what a neat transformation you show in this fabulous poster composed by the rules book with rigorous vertical and horizontal lines and adorned of the finest tonal depiction!
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-20 23:26
You have very nicely captured it from an well selected position, an excellent view of the river side and peoples were enjoying their weekend, composition and color are well.
with deep regards.
macjake (56538) 2014-08-29 3:51
i really like the way you composed this scene.
the Palace on the left smartly fills the frame, and its fantastic as a secondary subject.
so that's a man made beach down there? thats kinda cool! something different to have in the city.
excellent pov you've chosen
Gigidusud (15857) 2014-09-16 14:14
Excellent point de vue sur Paris plage et sur le château avec une lumière splendide et de beaux reflets sur l'eau. J'aime beaucoup!
- Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) (14852)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-26
- Categories: Daily Life
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- Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 13:18