Friday, February 10, 2017

Coups de Coeur (Weekend Reflections # 385)

Lyon, France

So what is it? 
Well, it's a reflection in a window of a closed shop that had one of those pull down chain link gates behind the glass. The reflection is an illuminated building with a big red beating heart in front of it. The bottom of the heart is obscured by silhouettes of the people watching the show. People were able to touch a console that allowed the heart to match their heart's rhythm with light flashes as love songs played over loud speakers.   
This was one of the installations at the Fête des Lumières. Click HERE to see a 30 second video of the installation.

Happy Reflecting and Happy Valentine's Day!

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This is the place to see and share reflections. Click the rules tab above for more information.  A Reflection =  An image given back by a reflecting surface.  A PHOTOGRAPH of a REFLECTION or REFLECTIONS.
 

19 comments:

Christine Wenger said...

I needed your explanation to understand.... the video is very interesting and the heart very effectful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This super reflection seems tres appropriate coming up to Valentine's Day :) Happy weekend James.

NatureFootstep said...

cool. But nowadays nothing really surprises you :) Great for Valentin.

Alexa said...

Very cool! (Also watched video of light show on façade of Cathedrale Saint-Jean—amazing.)
Happy Valentine's day, James!

Christine said...

Now that' s clever and artistic to boot! All tres romantique!

marshaleith said...

wow...very cool!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I'm glad you told what was going on as I always try to reconstruct your reflections (or deconstruct them?) before reading your text. Interesting exhibit. I wonder if they ever diagnosed a heart problem such as tachycardia!

Felicia said...

That heart must be really neat to see.

Pastelle said...

Elle est excellente, bravo !
Pleine de symboles en plus...

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Nice optical illusion. The building looks to be in the distance through a fence.

jeannettestgermain said...

How interesting!It reminded me on a modern art work (smile) Glad you explained:) Now I'm off to linking and to see the video.

Valerie said...

I would never have expected a historic city in the south of France to be holding evening light shows but I imagine the contrast adds to the appeal..nice shot.

Nora said...

I think it is a great reflection for Valentines Day!

monique carnat said...

beau reflet choisi de Lyon !

orvokki said...

Very nice colorful reflection.
Happy Valentines Day !

A Quiet Corner said...

I cannot even imagine being there in person!!!! ...:)JP

Halcyon said...

A perfect reflection for this time of year!

McdsM said...

Que de belles choses derrière les fenêtres !
Biz

Pat Tillett said...

I'm glad you explained it. I was stuck!
Nice one James.