Ivry is a funny place. One minute it's about brutalist architecture. The next you stumble upon a mini rose garden on a piece of wasteland and poetry is overwhelming. A few hundred yards further you feel like you are looking at the leaflet of some modernist architect. And a couple of streets further... Continue Reading →
This is a follow-up blog post to my previous story about the Arcueil allotments. You remember Gisèle's garden. What I liked best is this little basket and its broom. Not sure why you would need this really, but it's quite cute. Yet, the allotments I showed were — just a few monts ago — twice... Continue Reading →
Right in the heart of Paris there is a small medieval tower named after its owner Jean Sans Peur (1371-1419). He was nicknamed so because he didn't hesitate to kill his arch enemy Louis d'Orleans in order to become Regent of the Kingdom of France. The tower was left unattended for years on end and... Continue Reading →
On that same night when I shot the fridge bridge during the blue hour, only a few minutes before, I noticed that the shadows made by trees under the street lighting were weird and interesting. As a matter of fact they turned out blue too. Very eerie. Spooky even. And there was this cap-wearing gentleman... Continue Reading →
Paris by night is rather exciting, mostly when the yellow vests have gone home to rest for a while. Blois by night isn't bad either. A little quieter for sure, but with patience, one can capture speeding cars at night. I didn't have a tripod with me on that night so I used whatever I... Continue Reading →
By now, you know all about the fridge bridge of Blois. But as I go there often and happened to be on location during the so-called blue hour, I thought I might have a go at it again. And there it is in full light in the middle of the night with the eerie blue... Continue Reading →
Alfama is a district of Lisbon famous for tradition Portuguese Fado music. What we heard there on that day wasn't Fado but jazz.
At long last, my computer has returned home and all my pictures are waiting for me in Lightroom. Here is a bunch taken out of my Lisbon pictures from last December when we were there with friends for the New Year. It all started with this indirect selfie taken from my height while hiding my... Continue Reading →