Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Lion of Shanghai

Still roaming the streets of the “Shangay” quarter, we have found this proud lion “marzocco” watching the walls of a house.We have already seen the house of the azulejos, but we missed this composition in a corner of the garden.

LDP meets VDP

As you probably know we are in Paris and yesterday afternoon we had the pleasure to meet our fellow blogger cieldequimper of Versailles Daily Photo. We had a nice dinner together and we spent some great time chatting.
Thanks, ciel, for your time and hospitality...
If you want to know something more about these glasses, from the other side of the table, please click here: Un dîner franco-italien.

23 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shots VP.

Jacob said...

As I said on Ciel's blog, I wish to much I could have shared in this get-together! Y'all are some of my very favorite people! So glad that you got a chance to meet and dine together!

tapirgal said...

This makes me smile!!! I'm so happy to hear about this!

brattcat said...

Did you converse in French? Italian? Both?

tapirgal said...

The bust and the shell reminds me of still lifes used in art classes.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love the first photo of the lion. very cool that you and Cieldequimper had dinner. it is fun to network with fellow photo bloggers.

Dina said...

Lechaim! to you all.
Your time together must have been as colorful and warm and fun as these glasses.
Wonderful that you could meet. Viva la blogging!

Small City Scenes said...

I love that sweet old Lion. Nice face.

Oh what fun!! I wish I could have been there too.

The only time I was able to meet Ciel the horses tore down the back fence and I had to stay home and fix fences. Wah!!

So i am glad for the three of you. MB

cieldequimper said...

Lol I was wondering if you would post the glasses!

I love love love the second shot. Beautiful and evocative still life.

Hilda said...

Oh how wonderful that you and Trillian could meet Ciel! I would also like to know the answer to Brattcat's question.

Love the bust and seashell.

Francisca said...

This all made me smile. :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

As I said in Ciel's blog, I'm envious here! How cool!Lucky you!
and I'm enchanted by the lovely Lion ( first shot ).
Enjoy your holidays!
hugs
Léia

Gunn said...

So nice, both the fact that you met up, and the colorful glasses as a symbol.

I will see a fellow blogger on Sunday, looking forward to that!:)

Gunn said...

Great images, and so nice that you have met a fellow blogger in Paris!! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!!:)

Leif Hagen said...

I'm sure you're having a lovely vacation! I hoping to meet Gun of Stavanger on Sunday! I leave for Sweden today!

Lois said...

How fun! I absolutely love that lion.

VP said...

@ brattcat, Hilda - The conversation was definitely in English...

Kaori said...

Oh that must of been a fun afternoon! Are you taking photo's in Paris, too? :)

The statues are very pretty, especially the lion! It looks very brave!

Halcyon said...

I guess this is not one of the "stupid-face" lions?

Sounds like everyone had a good time in Paris! And I like those glasses.

JM said...

Beautiful composition with the big shell!
Have a great time in Paris!

P.S. So, did you manage eating your breakfast after visiting my blog? LOL!

Per Stromsjo said...

Same story here. The occasional proud lion depicted in the form of a statue. I wonder why.

EG Wow said...

Very fun! I like how you and Ciel posted the same, well ALMOST the same, photo.

Louis la Vache said...

How fun that you and Ciel both posted the glasses. It's fun when bloggers can meet. We enjoy a nice community.