15 January 2010

Theme Day: Best Photo of 2009


Today is Theme Day when we get to choose our best photo of the previous year. I liked the light and reflection of this shot taken inside the Hôtel de Paris. The walls are antique mirrors giving endless reflections of the opulent marble walls and beautiful lamps that are part of the foyer of this fabulous hotel.

The smaller shot shows kids on a new ride on the port at Christmas. They are zipped into a ball and then roll themselves around the course where they have snow, sea, tempest and sand to contend with, yet all within the safety of their magical cocoon. You could say they are having a ball!

To see the Best Photosof 2009 from around the world - what a treat today will be! - click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

16 comments:

Carraol said...

Hi Jilly, both are great, but the smaller shot has its own magic, is only a moment of pure joy and looks wonderful!!!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Truly stunning! As Monte Carlo as possible! And the kids are ... the image of happiness!

Vraiment époustouflant! Plus Monte Carlo c'est impossible!

Et les enfants sont ... l'image du bonheur!

Marie said...

Elle est magnifique, en effet, cette photo. Tu as bien choisi.

Kate said...

How well I remember the bottom photo which I, too, love. The top photo has an ethereal look about it.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I love the reflections of the lights

Sharon said...

Two more great photos. The children in the bubble is priceless.

Halcyon said...

Both photos are lovely.

Rambling Round said...

That a fabulous photo inside the hotel! Absolutely gilded!
I love the kids in the ball too. What a creative idea for a "ride!"

Mo said...

They both ate lovely!

Hilda said...

That first shot is absolutely stunning! And the second, so fun!

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice! And, yes, the kids are clearly having a ball! What fun!

Chuck Pefley said...

Jilly, the first is a very complex and lovely image. Your second, however, is wonderful in how it captures joy!

Bravo!!

Gunn White said...

A good choice.
I do remember the photo with the kids. A great shot!

tapirgal said...

Spectacular!

Diederick Wijmans said...

You have indeed chosen the best photos!! Beautiful!

Paula said...

It looks like Monte Carlo definitely has something for everyone. From marble walls to rolling around like a marble!

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