Friday, 27 December 2013

On A Carousel

On A Carousel by Paris Set Me Free
On A Carousel, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.

If there's one thing we can thank Christmas for, it's colourful lights.

Here's a whirly twirly carousel to wrap your eyes around I took using a fancy slow exposure setting which gives a nice effect whilst protecting innocent children's identities.

Paris is full of these brightly lit roundabouts, seemingly at every tourist hot spot and busy intersection so keep your eyes open for them and see what you can do with a little camera phone.

Dutifully Devoted

Dutifully Devoted by Paris Set Me Free
Dutifully Devoted, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.

One for the festive season, not that my allegiances lie in this sort of establishment particularly.

It's a fair turnout, I suppose, for a fairly average service (not Christmas, in fact).

There are still a few people who go to church at the allotted time other than tourists and curiosity seekers.

The lighting's delightfully contrasty and impossible for my little iPhone camera to deal with but it gives it a certain something I guess. Peace.

Tartan Tales

Tartan Tales by Paris Set Me Free
Tartan Tales, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.

Sitting in a Paris pub you don't generally expect to see a picture of a bellicose sabre-wielding Scot, nor a list of the principle clans on the wall.

This is reality, however, in one of Paris' two or three Scottish watering holes, either the Highlander, the Auld Alliance or the Thistle, I can't quite remember which.

I was born in Edinburgh, and my grandfather, from the Highlands, was always adamant about us having a tartan and wore it proudly. I've never worn a kilt, but I think I had a pair of tartan trousers at one point in my early years. Thanks mum. The photo's unfortunately been misplaced...

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