Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Mirror Of Nice

The Mirror of Nice 2

It's late Saturday afternoon as I write this from our hotel room in Aix-en-Provence. The subject is officially called the Mirror of Water. It's in a park strip by the west end of the Old City in Nice. There is perhaps an inch of water on a large stone platform. From time to time water jets bounce up in interesting patterns. The water outlets may also blow up billows of cloud, like here at sunset. Children love it. It makes for special photos at this time of day.

Tourist tip: don't try to drive in the city proper of Nice back from the sea. Pay through the nose and stay near the Mediterranean where most of the attractions are. Otherwise, take a taxi. I have driven in many old, cramped cities in Europe but never one as confusing and difficult as Nice. Even with a portable navigation system, we constantly made wrong turns. We are glad to be in someplace smaller.

The Mirror of Nice 3

The Mirror of Nice 1

10 comments:

William Kendall said...

The mist certainly gives these shots an enigmatic quality, Bob.

Norma Beishir said...

These are fabulous!

Jilly said...

Fabulous! Knew you'd love photographing this, Bob and your results are superb! Great title.

s.c said...

Great reflections here in a stunning atmosphere. Thanks for showing.

Bibi said...

Lovely, atmospheric.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful set of images!

Jack said...

I would LOVE playing with my camera near this fountain.

Virginia said...

I'm with Jack, I'd love to have a crack at that fountain as well. The second shot is magical B. Might be a photo exhibit candidate.
V

Stefan Jansson said...

What a great idea. Made for kids and photographers no doubt!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A photographers dream Bob!