Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped in the Marvelous

The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Charles Baudelaire


Our everyday lives are filled with marvelous moments just waiting to be acknowledged and the richest of us make it a daily practice to notice these gifts in our surroundings.  This little boy found his moment in front of a fountain while we found ours enjoying lunch outside on a beautiful spring day.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Enveloped.

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32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped in the Marvelous

  1. Love it! It’s such a great spot to spend some people watching time, and we found it by accident in 2011. It should be as well known as the Tivoli fountain in Rome,I think! (just checked my facts with Mr Google, and noticed there’s a Tivoli fountain in Olympia Wa….)


    1. It’s so fun to think we’ve visited many of the same places even though we live on opposite sides of the world. 🙂 I’ll have to take a look at Olympia’s Tivoli fountain the next time I’m in the area…

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    1. Thanks, Mabel. The area around the fountain was actually pretty busy but there was a quick moment when all the kids ran away from the water except for this one boy. Good thing I had my phone out, I didn’t want to miss it. 🙂

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  2. enveloped in the moment – great take on the wpc 🙂
    I love this aha moments –
    I also like the blur edits to the front of the photo – with the rich pinkish – found I just kept soaking it up (no pun intended)


  3. Excellent shot.

    He looks like a child-sized superhero, astronaut or supernatural being who has just reached the center of the world or the galaxy, and this is what he has found.


    1. Thanks, Allan. I like your “story” read of this photo and I’m pretty sure these kind of thoughts were bouncing around in his head in the moment. 🙂 Speaking of stories I’m hoping to post a new b&w photo in a few days for your guest host week with Paula…

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