Out Of This World
The E.N.A (National School of Administration) in Paris is located in the former buildings of the so-called “Colonial School”. Fig trees and Moorish buildings would give you the impression that you are out of this part of the world, in Algeria [Sept 2017]
Even closer to my block of flats, St Dominique, a church which was built in 1914. Wrong timing it was, for sure. The builders had to put down their tools and resume work in 1921. The all-concrete byzantine church would make you think you are in Constantinople. Not so, Not so. [Feb 2017] This boat looks like it is moored in a remote southern port. In actual fact, it’s a barge on the river Seine. 
This isn’t a shot taken from a quaint little village in the centre of France. Rue des Thermopiles is located in the 14th district, a stone’s throw from where I live. [Sept 2017] If you didn’t catch a glimpse of the Iron Lady in the background, wouldn’t you think you are in Russia? New Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Pont de l’Alma. [Jan 2018]
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Wow! Loving the buildings, but the updates really put things in perspective.
Thank you kindly. A bid of hindsight and history always helps understand this world.
What a fantastic set of unexpected images, Yann — they truly are “out of this world”! I love your interpretation of the challenge itself too. If you should ever happen by the Sun Day barge when the owner and her dog are puttering about, I encourage you to stop and say hello. She is quite a photographer in her own right and has a fascinating background.
Thank you so much Heide. Small world. Acquaintances or just people you stumbled upon?
Small world indeed! The barge resident in question is an acquaintance I saw getting on this boat one morning. I asked if it was hers and complimented her on the adorable rubber ducky collection, which I’d watched grow over the years. She invited me on board and we had coffee! I didn’t get to see her again because a back injury pretty much kept me in bed my last few days, but hope to see her again on this visit.
Indeed. Next time make sure you don’t choose one of these damp old houses with slippery staircases Heide. Watch these steps!
Great advice, Yann. And I’ve taken it! This time it’s a much wider staircase, and there’s also a lift. 🙂
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