Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The umbrellas of Naples

No, these are not the famous umbrellas of Cherbourg, but in fact, they belong to my favorite home design store, J. Semmler International Collections, on 5th Ave South in Naples.

But since they made me think of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg and the divine Catherine Deneuve, here's a trailer to the French musical. Enjoy!


16 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo, cette cour donne envie de se relaxer sous un de ces parasols. bel hommage à notre Deneuve nationale.

beautiful photograph, this court gives desire for being released under one of these parasols. beautiful homage to our national Deneuve.

Michael said...

A classic film...and now, a classic photo!

PaB said...

I really like your photos of day-to-day life. Sometimes it is better as historical buildings ;-).

Glenn Standish said...

Nice umbrellas Isabella...but am sure it never rains in Naples!!!

Peter said...

Also umbrellas against the rain can be colourful, but the ones against the sun are of course to be preferred!

Living in France, the film is of course broadcast quite often on one channel or another, so I did not open your clip. I know the film by heart. But, I agree, it's a classic, worth seeing and listening to.

Ioanna said...

Nice colors and athmosfere!

Mandi said...

Those umbrellas are gorgeous!

Chuckeroon said...

Heh! Amazing. Did you see my Wednesday post also mentioning U de C and Cath DeN?

Kala said...

So romantic! I jus love your youtube postings - Catherine Deneuve has this ageless beauty that never seems to die

lv2scpbk said...

There are so many different colors and designs on umbrellas. I have a regular size umbrella with shoes on it.

RamblingRound said...

Love the umbrellas and the film.

Monica said...

I absolutely love the pink pastel color of the building.

I haven´t seen this film but now I really feel like I should!

JAM said...

Beautiful umbrellas in a beautiful setting.

I've never seen this film, but have always thought Catherine Deneuve was beautiful. Compare her kind of beauty with what's considered beautiful today, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, etc. and today's "beauties" come up wanting.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very pleasant sight. I like this post today.

Jilly said...

Just what the doctor ordered. Colds, bashed up cars, the chaos of life - all disappeared as I listened and watched your YouTube. Totally wonderful. Loved that film.

Thanks Isabella. kiss kiss

Frank said...

I just don't know why Mr. Semmler collects umbrellas. Does he know Mary Poppins?