01 May 2009

Theme Day: Shadows...on Promenade le Corbusier


There is a magical walk from the point of Cap Martin to Monaco that used to be called le Sentier des Douaniers, but was later renamed Promenade le Corbusier in honour of the famous architect who lived in the cabanon he built along by the sea. He later drowned whilst swimming off the rocks. We will be featuring this most beautiful of walks (see small photo) and visiting Corbusier's cabanon on Menton Daily Photo later in the year.

Here is one of my dogs, Beau, enjoying the walk. He's a Bruno de Jura, one of six hunting breeds in Switzerland and ancestor of the Bloodhound - look at those long ears!

Today is Theme Day on CDP and the theme is Shadows. To see how over a hundred fellow-bloggers from around the world have interpreted this theme please click here to view thumbnails for all participants. You will be surprised and delighted and entranced.

42 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dog...and his ears really are long! I had heard of this breed. Happy theme day!

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  2. Your striking dog creates a striking shadow, perfect for theme day :)

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  3. The shadow is so perfect!

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  4. Absolutely love your take on the theme! Cheers!

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  5. i would guess you would figure out how to capture a dog shadow for theme day :) It looks like a beautiful path to walk on and experience.

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  6. And, look at his shadow!!

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  7. great theme day post, you got that angle down right.

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  8. I adore Beau and his nice shadow. What a love he is.
    V

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  9. What a beautiful boy her is. And he does have very long ears! Tell me, Jilly, does he stop to sniff everything along the way?

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  10. Great shadow, Jilly! His shadow profile here really accents his breed as a bloodhound. Beau even appears to be hot on the trail.

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  11. I hadn't heard of the breed before. Beau's a beautiful (handsome?) dog, and the shadow makes two of him, which is even better!

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  12. PJ, Yes he does and when it's wet his ears get filthy!

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  13. a theme so easy for Menton the sun is allways here

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  14. Beautiful dog, excellent image, great pattern of shadows.

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  15. Hello Beau! Give him a great big hug and sloppy lick from Ben especially!

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  16. This is a lovely portrait of Beau, Jilly. The clarity of the shadow is spot on!

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  17. Great idea for our theme, Jilly! I can't wait for seeing your future photos because it's difficult to me to imagine Le Corbusier living in a "cabanon" ;-)

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  18. I love that dog picture and his shadow and the foot caught in mid air.

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  19. I'd never heard of a Bruno de Jura, but he's sure nice. His shadow, too!

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  20. A perfect combination of the shadow from the dog and against the background of the shadows from the fence. I must say, your dog looks like a much better companion than the cat Abe showed on his Brookville, Ohio Daily Photo today.

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  21. About as perfect a shadow as a shadow can be.

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  22. Oh, my! How I miss this side of France! In fact, I love all side of France! But Provence is speechless...

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  23. WOW! That is VERY NEAT--great shadow!! Super!

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  24. Beau's shadow is a perfectly shaped mirror image. Beau is looking very healthy and happy. Wonderful!

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  25. I like your shadow photo - cute dog! I absolutely love your scenic photo - makes me want to go there.

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  26. Great shadow shot. Who's to say the shadow of a long-earred dog isn't wonderful. MB

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  27. Hi Jilly ... Beau's shadow is perfect choice given you run the Pension Milou> (luxury accommodations for dogs of the Cote d Azur) ... happy theme day.

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  28. Reminds me of an old cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid with a long eared father and son's dogs.
    The father was always calling his son:
    "Japy, Japy mon fils"....
    Beau deserves his name!

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  29. We took this walk along the Promenade when we visited last Fall and were staying in Nice. You are sooo right..it is thrilling & magical. Several people we met along the way had their canine friends with them and I was really missing our dogs at home during and after our walk.

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  30. Beautiful place, beautiful shadow and a little history too. A new breed of dog to me to get acquainted with.

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  31. Bruno is a beauty. As always with your tours, I look forward to the promenade and our visit to the cabanon.

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  32. I like the Beau's shadow against the shadow of the wire netting. Very stylized, it could make a picture by itself.
    Lily of the Valley for you Jilly.

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  33. The dog and its shadow looks like a great composition and theme and the view of the small photo is gorgeous, those trees are beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. Nice hound - I've heard of Corbusier and his importance in my delving into Po Mo, did't know of the tragedy. Must return to see his cabanon, a cabin? I should look up my French dictionary

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  35. Those ears on your hound look so soft and purposeful. Great pictures, as always. We really want to stroll the Rue Longue-- Porte Saint-Julien!!!!

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  36. Hi Jilly, this photo is so fun and playful. Beau looks like a very nice walking companion too.

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  37. Looks like a nice dog :-) And a good view too :-)

    Happy theme day

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  38. what a cutie :)
    Nice choice!

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  39. Beau is a cutie and what a beautiful name for a handsome boy.

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  40. Lovely to see Beau's shadow -you worked well on that one and it's nice that your photo has a personal touch. The second photo however is so fantastic that to me it deserves a large format on another occasion!

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