Magnolias in Paris, Part II

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m excited to bring you Part II of my report on spring blooming magnolias in Paris. The variety in these images is Magnolia soulangeana, also known as Saucer Magnolia. It’s petals are a softer pink and rounder in shape than the Magnolia liliiflora of the previous post.

Author and Photographer Georgianna Lane in Paris

This was taken last year at the same spot but several weeks later. It was freezing cold that day with a biting wind, hence my frozen expression! In complete contrast, this year the weather has been almost balmy. Typical for spring, the bloom time and weather are so unpredictable. Photo of me by Stacy Reeves, L’Amour de Paris.

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Paris in Bloom book by Georgianna Lane

Couldn’t resist! :)

Magnolias at the Eiffel Tower by Georgianna Lane

All of the above images were taken on the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where this beautiful magnolia perfectly frames it.

Magnolias in the Tuileries, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

And above, this is in the Tuileries Garden, in front of the Louvre.

Statue of Étienne Marcel in spring, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

And this stunning pair of trees is in front of the Hôtel de Ville, with the statue of Étienne Marcel.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris, in spring, by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

And lastly, this delicate tree is in the Parc Monceau area. I adore that window, don’t you?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour! Thank you, as always, for visiting. (Cherry blossoms are next.)

My wishes for a wonderful weekend and à bientôt!

xo

G

Magnolias in Paris

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Blooming magnolias are one of the first heralds of spring. In Paris, they arrive with flair and drama and are the most welcome antidote to a long winter. At the Palais Royal, my favorite garden in the city, Magnolia liliiflora sprinkle the view with bright magenta petals that contrast so beautifully with the neutral architecture and stark, still bare, trees. Yellow and white narcissus brighten the beds and compliment the curved green benches.

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

The Palais Royal is featured in my new book, Paris in Bloom, so David and I took a copy along one early morning recently to photograph at the wonderful Buren Columns adjacent to the garden. The bold black and white columns are a stylish accent to the fuchsia trees.

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna LanePalais Royal, Paris, in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal, Paris, in spring by Georgianna Lane

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at the Palais Royal, Paris, in Spring

After strolling the garden, Café Kitsuné is a popular spot on the edge to warm up with lattes and do a bit of people watching.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at Cafe Kitsune, Paris

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at Cafe Kitsune, Palais Royal, Paris

When planning your springtime visit to Paris, I hope you include the Palais Royal in late March. This tranquil and peaceful location is the place I adore most of all. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Magnolias at Palais Royal, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

À bientôt!

xo

G

p.s. Paris in Bloom is now available worldwide! See here for stockists and also where you can purchase signed copies.

Creative Storytelling Photography Workshop in Italy

Carla Coulson Creative Storytelling Workshop

Dear Friends, No, I’m not journeying in southern Italy, photographing the most gorgeous doors and windows to be found anywhere (sigh!).

These stunning images are the work of my dear friend –  the inspiring, creative and hugely successful photographer Carla Coulson. I hope you are all familiar with her work and generous, passionate spirit – she has been an irreplaceable influence in my life and career.

And if you’ve ever dreamed about learning travel photography from a top pro, in a breathtakingly romantic location, I have wonderful news for you: Carla has two places left for her upcoming Creative Storytelling Travel Photography Workshop in Puglia, Italy, taking place June 10-17, 2017. I would be thrilled for you to embrace this opportunity!

Carla Coulson Creative Storytelling Workshop

In this workshop, surrounded by stunning scenery and centuries-old charm, you’ll learn, under Carla’s expert guidance, how to take photos with heart, photos that make people stop in their tracks, photos that capture the stories of life that are all around us.

Carla Coulson Creative Storytelling Workshop

I can say with certainly that working with Carla will change your life, your photography, your creativity and your enthusiasm for the world. Read all about the workshop here and take the leap to a whole new level of photography and creative passion. (AND, it’s Italy!!)

Carla Coulson Creative Storytelling Workshop

Read all the details and sign up here!

Ciao!!

xo

G

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