Friday, December 17, 2010

Et pourtant

It was in Roueu, a quaint picturesque 
old city on the river Seine, 
that I came upon this place.
It was jutting out every which way, carved delicately out of stone.
It looked abandon ----
Et pourtant
The afternoon sun and the play of light dancing on the water
Seemed to awaken it to life..
Or did my eyes deceive me?
In I stepped...
Joyeux Noel


Friday Flash 55.....hosted by g-man

Monet's painting of Rouen Cathedral; Rouen is the ancient capital of Normandy
Chateau  -Dordogne, France:
google image of girl in doorway
Italian notebook  Presepe -angel in doorway artist Mario Carotenuto

note: I changed this post -- originally it was intended for a much larger prose - so it did not make sense when I edited it down --  therefore from a few comments I revised it and removed Rodin's painting of Minerva and added the girl in the doorway and the painting by Signor Carotenuto.


  1. Nicely done, Joanny. Your poetry flows beautifully, always with the most beautiful visuals. I'm so attracted to your water reflections photography.
    xo, Rick

  2. this stone building on the river bank looks really abandoned, I wonder whether anyone lives there

  3. You're a wonderful your work is.

    My Flash 55 is posted Scroll down below my show n tell for Friday to find it.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. out she steppend...very nice..have a wonderful weekend joanny....

  5. Are they really ruins? I could see myself living there.

  6. What happened after she stepped? She enthralled all of us in this post. Maybe she stepped out and came into this post. I have always enjoyed Monet's works. I can gaze into them for hours together.

    Joy always,

    P. S: She stepped into my soul and I dance with delight now.

  7. Some beautiful reflections very suggestive

  8. What a romantically picturesque building. You find the most inspiring graphics. Love the way you put this all together.

  9. Enjoyed the clever mix of words and pics to create a place very vivid and alive in both the past and the present. Good one.

  10. This was really. Lovely combination of your words and the picture - all art.

  11. what an interesting place. Have a great weekend.

  12. Well along with everyone else the end is perfect. :) Excellent 55 my friend. :) Have a wonderful Friday :)

  13. Joanny
    Beautifully poetic post.
    Love the stone building as well. I would move in to it in a minute.

    Thank you for stopping by my place.
    Joyeux Noel

  14. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing ❤
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  15. Joanny, your words together with these pictures, makes this to a beautiful fairytail to me.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Warm hugs,

  16. oh you know i would be stepping in...and i so want to know what happens next...smiles.

  17. Tres Bien!!!
    Loved your story..
    Loved your pics!!!
    Most excellent 55 Joanny!!!
    Thanks for the tour, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

  18. The last one is MY favorite - The light is excellent - Well done

  19. Hi Joanny, I've always loved Monet's Rouen Cathedral paintings. I remember seeing them in books as a child. You have a magical way of linking images with words. Lovely!

  20. beautiful - would love to move into this lovely stone house and just watch the seine flow... nice...

  21. Joanny, I swear I commented here yesterday! You have a most beautiful place here to visit, and visit again.

    Thanks also for the note of explanation, or I would have been certain I have lost my sanity, which is on shaky ground as it is. LOL

    Thank for beauty--I LOVE that house also!

  22. Great golden reflections in the water. I like them as an abstract.