St Joseph – 2/3

You seem to have liked St Joseph, so here are a few more pictures.

Outside staircase. I wish I’d been able to climb to the top, the view must be fantastic.


I chose the backlighting option to make it look more dramatic.

Different angle this time

Now this is my favourite picture of St Joseph. Taken from the beach on Nov 2014. More in a few days on St Joseph.

Apart from that I’m preparing a special treat for you. Tomorrow I’ll be visiting the Arcueil allotments. This will be for the last time as they will soon be destroyed  to make way for more concrete and more buildings. Then people will complain about global warming I suppose. Anyway, I’ll be off to capture the scene and take a few shots of this beautiful place before it disappears completely.

Yann Gourvennec
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  1. Perret is probably responsible for my love of parking garages. And why I still love my job, which lets me see buildings as bare concrete structures before it all gets covered up!

    • Thanks for your comment David. You seem to be very knowledgeable about French artists (and architects). And your jobs sounds very interesting. I hope you’ll have a chance to visit. And next time I’m in Portland, I’ll give you a shout.

      • We’re planning a trip to Germany this fall for the Bauhaus Centennial, and perhaps some time in London. You’re likely to be in Portland before I get back to Paris. Do shout!

  2. Another wonderful set of photos, Yann! I agree with you — the last is my favorite, too. I’ll be keen to read your post on the Arcueil allotments as well. In my community we’re also fighting the razing of the last stand of old-growth woods for yet another housing development. As you muse: And then we’ll complain about global warming! Sigh.

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