Thursday’s Special: Mirroring

The Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris, France


This elegant urban space is fronted by the neoclassical Palais Royal (closed to the public), constructed in 1633 by Cardinal Richelieu but mostly dating to the late 18th century. Louis XIV hung out here in the 1640s; today it is home to the Conseil d’État .

See more mirroring over at Paula’s site

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

22 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Mirroring”

  1. Jude, before I start commenting on this shot which is completely mind-blowing I meant to ask you about your nick here. Does your blog name mean that you like this song by Beatles best? I have been in Paris and curiously this is the second entry today showcasing a place in Paris that I missed. I am impressed with the excellent choice for the theme. Too bad there is no poll on this one 😉

    1. When I was young I was a Jude and not Judy. (proper name is Judith). When the Beatles song came out people often said “Hey Jude” to me and I kinda like that as a nick. Must confess your mirror ball immediately made me think of this photo!

  2. Paula’s right! If there’d been a vote this week you’d have won. It’s a beaut 🙂 And NO I am not grouchy! A little touchy sometimes 🙂

  3. Interesting to see the images reflected in a ball. How are you after todays Brexit? Our media is having a “ball” with all the drama…

    1. I don’t suppose anything will change much in the immediate future, be interesting once we get a new PM to see how we develop. Must say it was a surprise, I fully expected the opposite result, but I think the British people are fed up of having such a divisive country – the haves and the have-nots – and saw this as a way to balance things. Whether or not it will remains to be seen.

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