I made quite a few interesting discoveries in Vierzon and as I like architecture and abstract photography, the derelict industrial buildings I came across there provided quite a few points of views.
Auvers sur Oise: I found that mock castle so funny I couldn’t miss it. And I like the way the 3 windows above the entrance were laid out on the façade. A drawbridge and barbican as well as a portcullis would have done nicely by the way.
One often thinks of Montparnasse in terms of Man Ray, Kiki of Montparnasse, Zatkine, Joesephine Baker and the roaring 1920s. The reality though is closer to the 1970s, in certain areas, like that of the dreaded “Tour Montparnasse”, said to be the most beautiful spot in Paris, because, from its top floor, you can’t see... Continue Reading →
Chamarande, 50km south of Paris is a 17th century chateau set in a beautiful park. Here are a few pictures of the stunning statuary in the park on a very hot day in June 2014.
Dampierre is a beautiful yet somewhat decrepit chateau (background) 20km South West of Paris. At the end of the private Park I found that folly in an even sorrier state which makes for interesting photos anyway. Here they are. Grass is growing inside the folly, the windows are shattered, the 18th century wood panelling is... Continue Reading →