Lockdown memories

The back garden had played a huge part when we decided to buy our flat 15 years ago. Then, we forgot about it and moved to other things. The lockdown changed everything. As we couldn't look any further than that we started to rediscover the garden and its flower beds. Just looking by the window... Continue Reading →

After the lockdown

We're done with the lockdown. We no longer need to carry our papers around and justify why we need to go to the grocer's or take a stroll. These are pictures of no. 8 Villa Seurat in the 14th District, a stone's throw from where we live. This house is one of 8 modernist architecture... Continue Reading →

Lockdown diary 2

Since we are locked in, I took my camera with me last Sunday and roamed around our block of flats in order to find things to take pictures of. Little did I know that there were so many things to see right in front of my eyes. Starting with the front door. It had suddenly... Continue Reading →

the pixellated fountain

This is no illusion and there was no tampering with this picture which was only slightly cropped. I captured the droplets at very high speed (1/800 sec), low ISO (100) and at a distance so that the whole picture would be crisp (long depth of field). Shot in the late afternoon of a hot late... Continue Reading →

The spitting dolphin

This is a powerful beast I tell you! From the same Port Royal fountain of which I previously posted the picture of a horse. I could literally spend hours in front of that fountain, it has plenty of animals on it including turtles and those dolphins.

Rue des Artistes

Close to our place, there is a small street curiously perched 15-20 yards above sea level, it's called rue des artistes. Its name is very apt, around there one can find famous post-war painter Nicolas de Stael's house. At the top of the stairs, a house has just been refurbished and painted bright colours with... Continue Reading →

Open House in Montsouris

A couple of weeks ago, it was open-house with the artists' workshops of Montsouris. Here, 2 rue d'Arcueil. Some of these workshops are managed by the municipality of Paris. For once, I wasn't on my bike but I spotted this fixie. I would have been very keen to test it. Opposite rue d'Arcueil, a new... Continue Reading →

Transformational Job

It’s funny that Jen chose transformation for a theme. At that very moment, at the other end of the World, I was hosting a meeting with Joe Pine (photo on the right), he who coined the expression ‘Customer Experience’, in which he was describing five major economy levels. The first one was ‘commodities’ and the last one was… transformation. And just at that moment when Jen posted her piece, I was showing Joe our little Friday exchanges.

Shine: Here Comes The Sun

Today’s challenge is “Shine”. This could be a film or just a selection of pictures. I like that picture above of a building in downtown Seattle last Summer. I spotted that plane up in the sky. It seemed everything was running parallel in that picture. The plane, the cornice, the floor separations in the building,... Continue Reading →

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