Monday, 15 August 2016

Balloon New World


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~ Balloon New World ~

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What I've got is a few pics hanging over from where I left off two years ago, about 150 square shots which I've put on Instragram and used for some English vocabulary and grammar quizzes, and a whole load of other stuff hanging around that I haven't done anything with. Where to start!

Well this'll do. In a period of despondency and disillusionment, wandering around the Esplanade des Invalides, what should I see but a tree, in the midst of autumn, which has quite clearly decided to say "Fuck that!" to the norms of the leafless season!

That cheered me up a lot, from what I can remember, and this is typical of some of the best shots: you can't predict them and you can't hurry them. You just have to be ready and willing to wander around with your eyes, mind and heart open and See What Happens. And it always does in the end...



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Defense de Fumer Pt.3


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~ Defense de Fumer Pt.3 ~

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This is the last in my three-part series started over two years ago and which I'm only finishing now. Phew, that was a wait, wasn't it? And to think I used to post a photo and some thoughts every day for 1000 days in a row.

It just goes to show that life changes and we have to adapt to it. You can always come back later to where you left off it's right for you, which is what I'm doing now!

I NEVER lost my love for Paris or creative street photography, I was just in a bit of a hiatus and needed to sort some thing out.

I'll let you into a secret: I'm now 50 years old and in a few days I'll be 51. I'm using this significant number to forge ahead with a new reality as well as getting back to some of the things I love, like this blog. Glad to be back!



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Defense de Fumer Pt.2


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~ Defense de Fumer Pt.2 ~

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Well, that was a bit of a gap, you could say. Over two years since my last Paris & I photo blog post. Wow. As you can tell from the last post, which should be visible just below this one (from two years ago), I wasn't feeling very inspired. Luckily, that's all changed.

Now I feel too inspired! So lots of ideas are flowing and pics are popping and who knows where it will all lead!

In case you're interested, you can follow all my latest creative output on my new, all encompassing home for aficionados, here: Sab Lab, and if you aren't, then don't - I won't be offended!

So this pic was number two in a series of three and I'll finish that off now. Thanks for sticking around, and watch out for lots more Paris pics and parables to come :-)



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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Defense de Fumer Pt.1


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~ Defense de Fumer Pt.1 ~

Defense de Fumer Pt.1


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It was a blazy, bleary day on the steps of the Grande Arche at La Defense, the business district to the west of Paris. Things were looking down.

Well, I was anyway, sandwich munching away on my perch a good few steps up from the perpetual criss-crossing of the busy-buzzy worker bees.

And then it happened. I remembered my trusty old iPhone, which had helped me publish pics for more than 1000 continuous days. Back then when I was inspired. Occasionally I get flashbacks...



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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Laugh? I (Almost) Fell Through The Window


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As fate would have it, here I am again, teaching English at the British Council in... wait for it... did you guess.. could it possibly be... yes! Paris.

And just by chance, here is one of the most wonderful sunsets you could ever hope for. Only that it's a bit exaggerated as I was being absolutely blinded as I took the shot and it was only with some sneaky post processing that I achieved the final result. Which some of you will hate, I concur.

But there you go. It was a moment and that moment was then and here it is for you now, so there.



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Revolution Under Foot


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~ Revolution Under Foot ~

Revolution Under Foot


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The Paris metro has recently thrown the spotlight on one of its most fascinating historical vestiges: some of the remains of the Bastille poking through a platform at the metro station of the same name.

Indeed, until now inattentive bustling commuters were in danger of missing the significance of the pile of old stones altogether, probably cursing the damn things into the bargain.

There are quite a few signs of the doomed prison around the city if you know where to look, but none more surprising and unexpected than those you can see here.



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Looking Through You


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~ Looking Through You ~

Looking Through You
Looking Through You, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.


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Spring is in the air, and it's time to hit the banks of the Seine again. And one of the nicest places to do that is by strolling through the curious open air sculpture museum on the Left Bank.

Although it's rather in need of some rejuvenation in the form of new creative pieces, it remains an interesting and pleasant experience.

Here's one of my favourites; a hollowed out, punched through, sensually carved block of white marble which offers original way of admiring your surroundings, including the Seine itself of course.



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