Arc of round stained glass windows
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Gallery: a window on Paris

I went window shopping today! I bought four windows.

Tommy Cooper

When out with my camera I often ‘shop’ for windows, seeking out ones that might make interesting images. Whether peering through them, looking for reflections or simply enjoying the geometry of their frames, windows make great subjects for photography.

For Debbie’s One Word Sunday theme of ‘Window’ I’ve brought together photos from my recent trip to Paris which all feature one or more windows. My header photo is of modern stained glass in the Église de Saint-Christophe-de-Javel, an early 20th century church that we stumbled on quite by chance. I’ll definitely share more photos from there soon! Meanwhile, enjoy this random selection from our Paris wanderings. 

And as Paris is definitely one of my happy places, I’m again linking to Ju-Lyn’s Happy Place Happy Space challenge.

Two buildings with decorative details and lots of windows

Smart apartments in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood

Looking up at a curved building with windows and balconies

An Art Deco apartment block in the Javel neighbourhood

Buildings on the Rue de Buci reflected in a café’s windows, early morning

Line of tables and chairs outside a cafe

Old building with arched windows

The windows of a restaurant in the Place Dauphine

Sculpture of an elephant and man in robes, both kneeling

In the window of a gallery in the Place des Vosges

Barred window and street art
Barred window with small pig sculpture

On the Rue de Seine

[the left-hand photo was taken in 2022 but is included for context; the pig remains but the picture next to him has been torn away]

Wall with a small window and mural of a face

The wall and window of an art gallery on the Rue de Turenne

The windows of the Louvre reflected in those of a building on the Rue de Rivoli

Part of a grand historic building reflected in modern windows

Modern glass blocks with trees

Many-windowed modern buildings next to the Parc André Citroën

The round window of a Japanese-style pavilion in the gardens of the Albert Kahn museum

Round window in a screen in a Japanese style room

Neon sign, La Cerise sur la Pizza

‘The cherry on the pizza’: the window of a pizza restaurant on the Rue Vieille-du-Temple


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