As a follow-up on my last post, here are a few shots of the Musée d'Orsay taken in July 2020.
The huge clock on the top floor of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is one of its most interesting fixtures. It is reminiscent of the days when the museum was a railway station and not yet a museum. Later it was converted into a theatre in the 1970s, and later on (early 1980s) was turned... Continue Reading →
After the lockdown, we went down to the 13th district for a walk along the river. Fewer people were wearing masks at that time. They look a lot more terrified now, strangely enough. Coming up for air would have been a good subtitle for this piece. Over there, one can find the great library built... Continue Reading →
The old (late nineteenth or even early twentieth century)... and the new (the early sixties I should say). Barely 200 yds away from each other.
Now that we've seen how things were before the lockdown, it's time I showed scenes taken from our daily lives, i.e. when I'm not locked up in my room working hard.
It was another time, another place, another life. Life before the lockdown, and the very March 16 gatherings that drove the Government potty and led them to lock us up for two months. I'm ashamed, I was part of it. Even more ashamed, I enjoyed it to the full. By the way, (un)happy anniversary to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
We visited the Conciergerie lately. It was on our list of "things worth seeing" and it was well worth the visit. It's the former palace of the Kings, then turned into a Tribunal, then a jail (during the French revolution) and lastly a tribunal again. Now it's a museum. This medieval part is rather bare... Continue Reading →