A Paris Rainbow

 I was out with a friend the other day and we  were suddenly pelted by a heavy rain which quickly passed and then the sun came out. We knew to go look for a rainbow in the sky as there is often one somewhere after rain followed by sunshine and sure enough we found one.


 This was taken on the Champs Elysees behind the statue of Charles deGaulle


 I liked the reflection of the rainbow on the wet sidewalk-and notice that there was a double rainbow too!


 Not a rainbow but an interesting sky behind part of the roof of the Grand Palais.


14 thoughts to “A Paris Rainbow”

  1. “Rainbows are an optical phenomena…rainbows are caused by light bouncing once off the insides of raindrops; the colours occur because different colours (wavelengths) of light are refracted by different amounts. Many rainbows have a double on the outside, the opposite way round from the main bow. This is caused by light bouncing around the inside of water droplets twice. A third bow, caused by light bouncing three times, is easily seen in the lab but almost never in the sky.”
    To me double rainbows signify double the “good luck”, double the wishes…So go ahead, make your 2 wishes 😉

  2. Beautiful.
    I am in a rainbow mood right now, creating a lent calendar using the rainbow, giving each of the 7 weeks of lent one colour from the rainbow. This first weeks is red.
    Will blog about it as the days come.

  3. Oh my! I just wrote a long comment and only one sentence was printed!

    I’ll try again…I just found your blog through Arnold’s “Foreign Perspectives” and I think it’s wonderful. I wish I could have found it sooner…the post about the Swiss was very interesting.

    Love your rainbow pictures and wish you many more rainbows to come!

    All the best,

    Panthère rose

  4. You have a great eye for capturing such beautiful scenes….more beautiful for me because it’s in Paris. Thanks for sharing.

    Doris and Bill

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