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Random musings about photography, watercolours, my surroundings, life, philosophy and planet Earth

Art Deco Railway Station in Versailles Chantiers

Versailles Chantiers is one of the many railway stations in Versailles. This one is a little bit further away from the Chateau. Its name is derived from the building sites (“Chantiers” in French) where the stone-carving workshops were located. In a nutshell, this is the place where the stones were prepared for the building of the chateau in the 17-18th centuries. Since the 1930s it’s been the location of a new railway station. It was bombed during the war, but […]

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A river runs through it

A river runs through Paris, it’s a fact. Two rivers I should say because the Marne is the Seine’s tributary and it merges into it right at the beginning of the City in Ivry. This picture has nothing to do with the film or book of the same name, and I won’t try and spin a yarn about fly fishing in the Seine. In fact, I strongly advise against that, even though water quality has gone up quite a bit […]

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The Red Brazilian Residence

The other day we were visiting the Cité U for the umpteenth time. It’s funny how you can visit some places a hundred times and still discover new things. That was the case on that dreary January day outside the Brazilian residence (built by architects Le Corbusier and Lucio Costa). I was looking into the empty building when I caught a glimpse of a reflection I found somewhat interesting. It turned out the picture was a total dud and just as […]

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